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    Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    This thread topic stems from the conversations gathered in the thread at the bottom of this post.

    Basically it's about civillians taking up arms against the government should the government start becoming tyrannical.

    Somewhere along the way in that thread, it was mentiond that the U.S. military could squash any sort of rebellion. Mow them down.

    So I gots a question. If God forbid you're a soldier and you're ever ordered by your leaders to shoot fellow Americans, would you?

    Likewise, if you were a soldier, or even if you're a civillians, if you were given that sort of order as a soldier, what would you do?

    I'm asking this question 'cause I want to have some sense of security, knowing that our American soldiers won't be turned against us.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/gun-co...post1061002943

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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    It very much depends on what each side is fighting for.
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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It very much depends on what each side is fighting for.
    Understandable. I'm meaning if there was ever a revolution/rebellion against an increasingly tyrannical government. If it were something like American terrorists attacking government buildings/whatever, it'd make sense for troops to combat them.

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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Understandable. I'm meaning if there was ever a revolution/rebellion against an increasingly tyrannical government. If it were something like American terrorists attacking government buildings/whatever, it'd make sense for troops to combat them.
    I would likely do my best to defend myself and my family, but I can't see myself joining a militia or military troop.
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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    Firing on civs is not a lawful order.

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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    I agree with Tess, it depends on what what we are fighting for and if the civilians are part of some kind of armed faction.
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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    There are things i wont do. Makes me u fit to be a soldier.

    Dont come arou d my spot with bad intentions though.
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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    If I were a soldier I wouldn't kill fellow Americans if they were fighting against an increasingly tyrannical government. I'd join them if those leaders think they'd pit me against our own.

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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If I were a soldier I wouldn't kill fellow Americans if they were fighting against an increasingly tyrannical government. I'd join them if those leaders think they'd pit me against our own.
    Have you been thinking of joining a militia?

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    Re: Would you shoot your fellow Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Have you been thinking of joining a militia?
    Not sure what you mean.

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