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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Here's my thing, I own guns, I have done nothing wrong with my guns, and have no future intention of doing anything wrong with my guns, so no one should be trying to take my guns by force and that would not be a good idea if it crossed someone's mind.
    And this has what to do with what I said?
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    None of those disprove what I said.
    And nothing you said is proof of anything. That you think most gun owners would be unwilling to revolt in the event of a mass confiscation is nothing more than an opinion. There are, however, millions of Americans that are members of gun rights groups, which would suggest they have more than a passing interest in gun rights.

    There is a difference between owning a gun, and being willing to revolt over being allowed to own guns.
    This is true, and I'm sure there would be plenty of people that just rolled over, but I think a sizable portion of gun owners would resist. Even if only a million of them resisted it would present massive problems for the government.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And this has what to do with what I said?
    It was about the overall point that gun owners who would defend that right are rare, or that the second isn't that important to enough people. I would wager it is and that many more of us would die defending it than you would think, even to the point of considering revolution. Although I don't know if it could be accurately quantified
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Although I don't know if it could be accurately quantified
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    And nothing you said is proof of anything. That you think most gun owners would be unwilling to revolt in the event of a mass confiscation is nothing more than an opinion. There are, however, millions of Americans that are members of gun rights groups, which would suggest they have more than a passing interest in gun rights.



    This is true, and I'm sure there would be plenty of people that just rolled over, but I think a sizable portion of gun owners would resist. Even if only a million of them resisted it would present massive problems for the government.
    The thing is, you are showing data to prove things I have never denied. Alot of people own guns. I know this, I live in a rural area, and most people here own guns. My point is that it's a large step from being pissed, to revolting. No one knows what would happen, and hopefully we will never find out.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing is, you are showing data to prove things I have never denied. Alot of people own guns. I know this, I live in a rural area, and most people here own guns. My point is that it's a large step from being pissed, to revolting. No one knows what would happen, and hopefully we will never find out.
    I join you in hoping we never find out.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing is, you are showing data to prove things I have never denied. Alot of people own guns. I know this, I live in a rural area, and most people here own guns. My point is that it's a large step from being pissed, to revolting. No one knows what would happen, and hopefully we will never find out.
    I never claimed to know one way or the other. I'm just discussing the thread topic. I think a sizable portion of gun owners would violently resist Federal confiscation of arms.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It was about the overall point that gun owners who would defend that right are rare, or that the second isn't that important to enough people. I would wager it is and that many more of us would die defending it than you would think, even to the point of considering revolution. Although I don't know if it could be accurately quantified
    I want to be clear, since your first post in this sequence leads me to think you may be under a mistaken idea...I do not advocate taking any ones guns. I do not advocate more restrictive guns laws. I am not after your guns.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I want to be clear, since your first post in this sequence leads me to think you may be under a mistaken idea...I do not advocate taking any ones guns. I do not advocate more restrictive guns laws. I am not after your guns.
    No Redress, none of that crossed my mind. I was thinking along the lines of what might send people into a revolution, I know you are aren't advocating for those things.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Yes, it could be done. Not easily, but it could be done. I suspect that some elements of the military would assist in the rebellion if the cause were just.
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