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The problem with armed rebellion against a "tyrannical government" is, who decides when that is necessary? Is it acceptable to shoot up a baseball game of legislators? Was January 6 justified under implication of authority endowed by the 2nd amendment? How would that scenario ever play out?

The idea, that an armed citizenry holds the government in check, is lunacy.

The alternative idea, that our armed citizens deter aggressor nation from invasion of our homeland, is similarly crackpot. The US has the largest and most powerful armed force in the world. It needs no help from its citizens.

The 2nd amendment was written for a time when we had no substantial standing army. Our armed citizens today are anything but well regulated.

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