The Second Amendment Paradox
Petra Arkanian
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Not exactly a well reasoned or educated argument here.

“ Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, there is the ideological factor. Gun rights activists insist that a well armed citizenry is a check against a tyrannical government. These people are stupid. The American armed forces are the most well-trained and well-equipped military force in the world and citizens, no matter how well armed, don’t stand a chance if a despotic American president decides to use the military against its own people.”

Those people aren’t stupid. They actually understand the historical reasoning behind part of the 2nd Amendment’s purpose. This same reasoning found its way into the 8–0 decision against Massachusetts in Caetano v Massachusetts in Justice Alito’s concurring opinion to whit:

“…if the fundamental right of self-defense does not protect Caetano, then the safety of all Americans is left to the mercy of state authorities who may be more concerned about disarming people than about keeping them safe…”

And speaking as someone with nearly 20 years in the military, yes dear, the citizens do stand a rather excellent chance against the US military. Nearly 100 million gun owners with billions of rounds of ammunition are more than a match against a military of which there are only a few million and of that only a small percentage of are actual combat troops. If you think otherwise then I suggest you do some research on insurgency warfare from the Vietnam War to the present.

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