What with all the talk around the intarwebz these last few months, and all the attendtion the guys over at Sipsey Street got with their stand, it got me thinking. A lot of lefties point out that if things ever got down to the nitty-gritty and the lead content of the earth suddenly became airborne, those on the other end of the .gov wouldn't stand a chance due to said forces having tanks, helos, bombers and all matter of nifty little gadgets handy.
I've countered that argument on more than one occasion by asking that particular person to do some basic math. There are, conservatively, around 100 million gun owners out there who posses somewhere around 250 million firearms.
Now, take the combined arms of the entire US armed forces; active duty, guard, and reserve, and add in the combined forces of every law enforcement agency in the country. Even with that combined force, they are still hopelessly outgunned.
Then, just to toss a monkey wrench into the cogs, how many of those in the above mentioned group would side with the .gov? I'm betting there wouldn't be very many left when it was all said and done. For a sampling, check out this site
Even if only 3% of the gun owning public got mad enough to do something about what they saw as a government run amok, there would still be over 3 million people the .gov would have to contend with.
And that, my friends, is something to think about.