John43620 saidJBE, an invasion doesn't have to come like D-Day on Normandy.
During the Cold War the Soviets couldn't get a submarine into the open Pacific or Atlantic without detection and shadowing by the American and allied navies. Had they done so, they could have been in a position to use nuclear blackmail to force capitulation.
Terrorists with nuclear weapons could do the same thing.
I agree, I am not talking about military power, but about individual citizens and their right to own guns with few restrictions.
I would not suggest that gun ownership be banned in the USA, that would be silly, just like it would be in a country like Canada with all the people that enjoy the outdoors. I do feel some sympathy for people that live in Washington DC that tried to do something about a terrible homicide rate by restricting the availability of handguns. It seemed to partially work, but now it has been overturned, and those people that live in the inner city are going to pay the price (and it won't just be drug dealers that die).
Why can't the issue of gun controls be left up to the local or state governments depending on the local environment?