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  • kxh
    +4

    C’mon, like Strayans trust one another!

    Well, no but we do trust that in general people are not going to pull guns on each other.

    One, in Commonwealth countries like Oz, there may be a sense of the government as a benevolent protector that is not felt stateside.

    Maybe we feel a bit more trust in our government but I have never seen that as a reason to have guns. Whatever guns citizens have, the government and defence forces have more and bigger ones. You really think that conventional light arms are going to cut it against a government? Come on! Until US citizens have their own nukes and delivery systems you are not going to be able to seriously bother your government.

    • AdelleChattre
      +6

      we do trust that in general people are not going to pull guns on each other

      A sense of security that lasts right up until they do. Granted, since 1996 massacres, spree and rampage killings in Australia do seem to rely on a mix of threats, arson, blunt instruments, automobiles, knives, as well as guns. Personally, I find people are better behaved when their calculus involves a significant chance of getting shot.

      You really think that conventional light arms are going to cut it against a government?

      Who said anything about taking up arms against the government? Where’d that come from? The Black Panthers had a great deal of success with their free breakfast and lunch programs, which are now taken for granted in American schools. Once they were infiltrated by the FBI, furnished with guns and enticed into crime, that was their undoing.

      Until US citizens have their own nukes and delivery systems you are not going to be able to seriously bother your government.

      Static defenders have very little to gain from nuclear hand grenades.