AlphaTrigger saidNot to minimize the gravity of the tragedy, but we do live in an evil world surrounded by people who would really like to see us powerless and defenseless.
All the gun control laws made and even outright firearms confiscation will NOT keep weapons out of the hands of criminals who care nothing for the law, and tyrants who would grind our liberty to ruin and our faces into the dustbin of history.
What brain dead stupid ass shit is this Do you idiots who spout this lame brain nonsense believe that citizens with guns could stop a tyrant with tanks and modern warfare technology?
Let's put it this way - while I'm certainly not a decorated sniper, I can confidently and accurately ventilate a threatening target at over 100m with any of the scoped rifles I own. I'm a fair shot at up to 30m over iron sights on my non-scoped weapons.
And if need be, I can lend firearms to those in need during an emergency and have stocked sufficient ammo for them.
So yeah, I'll probably be a speed bump for whatever shitheels who are finally sent to disarm us or pack us off to FEMA re-education camps, or whatever other bit of insanity that could unwind as the economy unravels - should that turn out to be the case: but a speed bump with a sting.
Although in the extended scenario vs. tanks and predator drones, a government so openly warring against its citizens would have most certainly lost its legitimacy and its mandate to rule, in which case "all bets are off", since those of us in that government's eyes would become criminals or enemies of the state.