One nut case with a mail order third string rifle was able to kill the US president. Now if we had a total destruction of civil rights and there were 10,000 people better trained than one nut case with better weapons intent on killing te politicians who destroyed civil rights, I would suggest that those who created a dictatorship would be dead rather quickly.
the point you apparently didn't get (again) was that the second amendment is not ineffective because 20 million citizens with rifles cannot beat a nuclear armed airforce or military (they could since bomber pilots cannot live in their B-52s and nuking your own city is hardly a winning strategy)
it is effective because if you are a political leader and 20 million americans or even a few hundred t housand, are willing to die to kill you you have zero chance of survival unless you flee this country.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville