General News Thread 2.0


#2316

tell that to the protestors of the oka crisis :smirk:


#2317

If US military was ordered to attack in a civil war manner against it’s own populace, I can’t imagine almost anyone following those orders.


#2318

That was a dispute where both sides were trying to avoid conflict, and it happened in Quebec. If the American military had an objective to obliterate civilians in combat, it would be like crushing insects.


#2319

now you are moving the damn goalposts


#2320

that’s not the premise of my argument


#2321

You’re talking about a hypothetical situation where the United States military would be going to war with the public, you’re not grasping how easy of a victory it would be if they threw away restraints.


#2322

no i fucking didn’t

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#2323

Then what is your argument?


#2324

if the gov’t takes away our rights/freedoms etc… not if the gov’t goes to war with us.


#2325

You’re saying that if the public doesn’t have guns, then we can’t fight the people in power. I’m saying that it doesn’t matter, because the military power would overwhelm any public opposition if it came down to “fighting back”.


#2326

So what’s this then? All white people should be denied guns? Or blacks and hispanics? Help me understand what you tried to say, instead of telling me to learn how to read.

Sorry, but i really can’t take what you are saying here serious.


#2327

good god, how many more people are gonna misunderstand what i am saying

i am saying if the public has guns, the govt will be less likely to take away their rights/freedoms.

i am saying gun control is somewhat racist because hispanics and blacks are more likely to get jailed than whites, so they would be more likely to get denied a gun license. in the following paragraph, i said maybe every citizen should be armed to prevent mass shootings.

likewise


#2328

Newsflash, they’ve already been doing this behind closed doors. Remember Snowden?


#2329

actually, i agree with that.

so if we had no guns, the gov’t will be freer to take away more of our rights.


#2330

They don’t care, they can do anything they want already. All it takes is little bits at a time, within 20 years we won’t even know what hit us. The public being armed doesn’t dissuade them.


#2331

Well, if you are thinking about me, I wasn’t really talking directly at you.


#2332

not you

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#2333

Okay , finally got it :flushed:.

But arming all in America to prevent mass shooting will without no doubt lead to more dead people, it’s bad as it is now, but this will just escalate the dead count each year.


#2334

It would barely help, too. Look at this latest shooting, the guy was unloading on people from an elevated position. It doesn’t matter if every single person on the ground was armed, it wouldn’t have done shit. With that, I’m willing to bet that most armed people would turn and run instead of fight because it would be instinctual, and tbh smarter.


#2336

don’t they train you how to deal with this situation