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  • Im a left leaning American, yes.

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  • Im not American, yes.

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  • Im a right leaning American, no.

    2 3.28%
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Irrelevant and yes, along with with a thousand years of legal precedent.
    the collective bed wetting following Dunblane was really pathetic

    must be tough to know one of my friends has more Gold Olympic and world archery medals than all of England!



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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You must be too young, Im guessing you are in your early to mid 20's. The glasses still work.
    If you consider 27 "too young" then I suppose so USCon_

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Yes because throughout the history of this globe, the power with superior numbers and firepower have always been the one that won haven't they? And there's never been any examples of a smaller forces challenging a larger one, let alone succeeding. Seriously, have you ever taken a single history class?



    Keep in mind that once France entered the conflict, the war went from a small regional conflict into a global conflict. France's military hit at British assets from North America, Africa, the Indies, and even at home. Even if they wanted to send more troops, the fact of the matter is that they couldn't afford too.
    The war was not popular in England either, many spoke out against it in Parliament because they felt Americans were their countrymen.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The war was not popular in England either, many spoke out against it in Parliament because they felt Americans were their countrymen.
    True, but it was only in waning years of the conflict (after 5 or so years I can't recall) that parliament flipped to an anti-war one. Prior to that period, they were free to commit as many troops as they felt was needed. And by the way, it wasn't so much a lack of troops that was the issue; George Washington lost far more engagements than he would actually win. The problem for Great Britain is that they never could manage to land the knockout blow, either against Washington in the North or (eventually) Greene in the South. It would be like trying to remove weeds by only cutting off what's on top. Sure it will look good for a time, but in the end, you haven't really solved anything.

    In addition, Parliament (and by extension the people) didn't have the same amount of power that it does today; had the King of wanted to continue the conflict, theoretically he could of.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Yes because throughout the history of this globe, the power with superior numbers and firepower have always been the one that won haven't they? And there's never been any examples of a smaller forces challenging a larger one, let alone succeeding. Seriously, have you ever taken a single history class?
    Name one tyrannical government that was overthrown by an inferior force.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Name one tyrannical government that was overthrown by an inferior force.
    The Galactic Empire.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Name one tyrannical government that was overthrown by an inferior force.
    Guess that depends on how you would define "tyrannical" and how far back you want to go. Rome got their asses handed to them on multiple occasions by "inferior forces". All the European empires got their lumps during their adventuring days from one place to another. History is littered with empires that ran up against inferior forces and just couldn't handle themselves, mostly due to supply lines being easily disrupted and lack of knowledge of the terrain and the locals. Probably the most recent though would be the Mujaheddin in the 1980's in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    I would say that, like any tool, they do not empower a person so much as enhancing their own power.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    God didn't make all people equal, Smith & Wesson did.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Name one tyrannical government that was overthrown by an inferior force.
    Consider the wars involving Vietnam, which suggests the ability to win can be trumped by the will to win_

    "In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom.''- Braveheart

    Yes, poets are known to exaggerate victories and romanticize battles in the struggle of "Good versus Evil"_

    And the message the poets usually convey is that, there is much more to being victorious than military might alone_
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