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Forum Post: Where is the line?

Posted 6 years ago on May 10, 2012, 10:34 a.m. EST by Coyote1983 (61)
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At what point will it be crossed?

When will the people have no other choice but to rise up violently?

I pray it never happens, but we have to think about it. We have to discuss it.

The line hasn't been crossed yet, but let's think for a second about exactly where that line is.



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[-] 1 points by jbgramps (159) 6 years ago

Before you get too far down this road there are a couple of things to be aware of. Depending on which numbers you believe, there are between 190 and 360 million privately owned guns in the US.

Right this minute two major gun manufactures (Ruger and S&W) have over a million order backlog each of gun orders and have suspended new orders. Also one of the most popular weapons sold right now is the AR-15 assault rifle.

It’s estimated there are 85 million gun owners in America, most own several guns. Most gun owners are politically conservative. It seems to me the American people are gearing up for something. Maybe they see the writing on the wall.

So it seems logical that if a shooting revolution ever really came to pass the conservatives will have the Advantage. However, I personally don’t think this will ever happen with Americans fighting each other in the streets. I think it more realistic that a financial meltdown and the resulting hard times in the US will cause citizens to protect themselves against criminals and predators rather than fight other political ideologies.

[-] 1 points by badreadnaught (55) 6 years ago

If we believe in the methods of Gandhi and King why would we have to resort to violence?

[-] 1 points by Coyote1983 (61) 6 years ago

you have a point. I just worry that those methods might not always work.

[-] 1 points by badreadnaught (55) 6 years ago

If we lose our souls in the battle, "victory" would not have much meaning. We would have become the very thing we abhor.

[-] 1 points by Coyote1983 (61) 6 years ago

Just to clarify, I'm not advocating violence. It's just something we all need to think hard about.

[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 6 years ago

If you're not advocating it, can I assume you are against it?

[-] 1 points by Coyote1983 (61) 6 years ago

Well, there is a time and place, when a certain line is crossed, that violence is not only appropriate, but necessary.

Violence should be avoided as long as possible, though.