GUNS: Re Self Defense

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 09:02:14 MST

From: Michael Wiik <>

>>Michael Lorrey <> wrote:
>> It is not a mistake that the socialist partisans here in the US
>>are the biggest supporters of gun control. They know so long as
>>private gun ownership exists, they can never fully implement
>>their plans.

>I wonder if the converse is true. As in, conservative partisans,
>as long as they don't promote gun control themselves, can get away
>with instituting authoritarian measures. Some claim that the 2nd
>ammendment helps enforce the others, but if don't touch the 2nd
>ammendment, it seems you can get away with gutting the rest of the
>bill of rights.

>Maybe an armed citizenry can guard against a left-wing coup, but
>right-wing coups seem perfectly ok.

Were you planning on backing that opinion with an example, or just
stating an opinion?


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