What I wrote about the mass killings in Australia is true. It didn’t say mass shootings, I said mass killings. The favorite method in Australia seems to be arson, but vehicles and knives have played their part and there was a mass shooting in Australia just last year.
If the rate of deaths doesn’t go down, what does it matter if the rate of deaths caused by a certain method declines? Are the victims less dead?
We the people are quite capable of resisting tyranny.
When people like you point to the weapons available to the army, I have to ask “what army?”
Do you really think that the U.S. armed services are going to war against their fellow citizens? Especially when the government is acting in an unconstitutional manner? Don’t forget that military personnel swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, not the government.
Yes, the U.S. military does have nuclear weapons. Any elected official that used or even threatened to use them against targets within the U.S. would find themselves killed. Not only that, it’s perfectly legal to refuse an illegal order.
In fact, the U..S. military would be at a significant disadvantage as it would be unable to use many of its available conventional weapons. Collateral casualties would be unacceptable, because they would inflame the populace and strengthen the resistance. This means artillery barrages, bombing strikes, cruise missiles and such are out.
Furthermore, you are forgetting veterans, who tend to have higher rates of gun ownership than the general population. Many of these veterans finished their service within recent years so they are familiar with the technology, deployment and use of the military’s arsenal. They are also familiar with military strategies and tactics. Since there would be attrition, government weapons would inevitably fall into the hands of the resistance.
They would also be veterans of actual combat.
Then there would be the desertions and mutinies as soldiers, sailors and airmen refused to wage war on their friends, neighbors and communities.
There are at least 80 million gun owners in the United States. The entire current strength of the U.S. military, including reserves, is a bit over two million. It wouldn’t take a large percentage of gun owners to outnumber the military’s available combat forces, even if all of them were recalled to the U.S.
There isn’t a tyrant who could survive the type of resistance the American people could mount. Even if all the people in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle approve of them.