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Subject:  Re: Tiananmen Square Activist On 2nd Amendment Date:  1/24/2013  12:29 PM
Author:  2828 Number:  668103 of 876087

The thing is - if you face a government/tyrant who is willing to kill a substantial portion of the population and who has an effective military, an insurgency doesn't stand a chance (unless you have large-scale support from the outside with heavy modern weaponry, training, etc. and don't mind losing a substantial part of the population during the struggle as in Afghanistan). Still, Stalin would have "won" the war in Afghanistan because he would have just killed everyone, if necessary. It's just not possible to win a guerrilla war against a Stalin or a Saddam.
This post was about the US. I'd say that the government would be less willing to kill anyone if the population were well armed. Much like that quote about an armed american behind every blade of grass. Once you start whittling down the 2nd amendment over time, and a government knows each person who has a one shot musket, and the future population knows less and less of what freedom is as they sip their 6oz Coca Cola then i could see something like that happening.
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