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Gun Control & RKBA

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Ken Burch

(50,254 posts)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:48 PM Jan 2013

Do you believe individual gun ownership prevents dictatorship, or could do so? [View all]

(Note: I'll be starting this same poll in GD...wondering what differences there might be in the responses between there and here.)

Given that somebody in the Pentagon has probably READ "The Art Of War", isn't it likely that, if there was an attempt to impose an actual violent police state on the U.S., those who did so(after gaining the Pentagon's cooperation)would amass unchallegeable force(including nuclear weapons, if necessary)to subdue the populace?

In addition to answering the poll questions, I'd like people here to discuss how realistic they think it would be to successfully carry out armed resistance against the imposition of a Federal dictatorship?

25 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, individual gun ownership can and does prevent dictatorship
18 (72%)
No, it doesn't and it can't
5 (20%)
not sure
0 (0%)
2 (8%)
no opinion
0 (0%)
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Art of War is on an Air Force reading list gejohnston Jan 2013 #1
I think it changes the nature of the dictatorship. Glaug-Eldare Jan 2013 #2
And the wars in Afghanistan too...the Russians (Soviets back then) who were right next door bucky balls Jan 2013 #13
WOLVERINES!!!!1111 jpak Jan 2013 #3
You must be a HUGE ... holdencaufield Jan 2013 #29
As for the navy... raidert05 Jan 2013 #4
navy watches at sea jimmy the one Jan 2013 #6
I wish I could raidert05 Jan 2013 #9
Can anyone still get a TS clearance ... holdencaufield Jan 2013 #30
Yeah raidert05 Jan 2013 #31
Fundamentally... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #5
I don't think any particular poll response is correct. I'd say, 'Not Always' (nt) OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #7
I am a U.S. Puha Ekapi Jan 2013 #8
Exactly sylvi Jan 2013 #11
Never give up your right to defend yourself, family, and country. ileus Jan 2013 #10
Pardon the interjection... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #12
Well isn't it obvious that countries that SheilaT Jan 2013 #14
regarding... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #15
Let's see, Egypt. SheilaT Jan 2013 #17
Egypt, Libya... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #18
Other. rrneck Jan 2013 #16
I'm guessing it won't hurt your chances any... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #19
True that. nt rrneck Jan 2013 #20
That's one good reason... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #21
I wrap mine in tinfoil. rrneck Jan 2013 #22
If I wrap something in foil... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #23
One person with a hand phaser is insignificant One_Life_To_Give Jan 2013 #24
While allowing civilians to own firearms may help prevent a dictator from... spin Jan 2013 #25
Maybe somewhat effective, riqster Jan 2013 #26
ok but... chicoguy Jan 2013 #27
Indeed. riqster Jan 2013 #28
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