In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
And for some examples as to where an armed populace worked I give you the American colonies, Switzerland, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Can you give me some examples of where unarmed populaces were successful in warding of invasion or expelling occupiers?
This is just ridiculous.
You're trying to equate the American Revolution with America today.
My gawd you've seriously lost your freakin marbles.
For starters, the British were trying to maintain control of it's colonies that were 6000 miles away, a weeks worth of travel for either troops, supplies or even basic communications. Contrast that with the best equiped, best trained military in the world with armor, jets, helicopters, missles and artillery that can reach targets 20-30 miles away.
And you think clutching your AR-15 is going to stop that?
Like I said, the absurdity of such ignorance is mind boggleling.
Vietnam was a country that was equiped by the Soviet Union with the latest weapons they had including jet fighters, radar equiped AA rockets and artillery. They weren't just a bunch of farmers with AK47s. They were trained and equiped by Russia for a proxy war. You fantasy that they were just a bunch of farmers with guns is just plain ignorant of history.
Afghanistan is another country that has weapons supplied by foreign countries. Do you seriously think that in one of the poorest countries in the world, Joe Afghan would be spending the $400 for an AK47 himself? That would be a year of savings.
Geepers, if you are going to just create these ridiculous and implausible scenarios while remaining completely ignorant of history or reality than you have completely jumped the shark.
For your crazy notions to be plausible, the citizens of the US would need to align with an anti-American country like say China, to have any hope of defeating the US military.
Newsflash ya freakin moron, if that happens then it ain't America any longer and you can bend over and kiss your lily-white faux patriotic a555 goodbye, as well as the Constitution and that 2nd amend you hold so dear.
I didn't realize that these boards have become a place to just post absolutely ridiculous rants that have no basis in reality. These are just whacko wingnut truther memes regurgitated from echo chamber websites.
Your argument of calling everyone who disagrees with you an idiot is sooo compelling. sigh.
I would point out that Allende in Chile disarmed the people, and therefore they were not able to come to his aid when he was deposed. There's one example of where gun control went wrong from a liberal perspective.
How about a slight variant of Newsters point 1? Take a survey of the illegal arms confiscated in crimes, cities, etc. and make that least that level of guns/features legal, plus/minus some outlyler issues like hollow points and full automation?