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Old 13th January 2013, 07:59 AM   #321
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Originally Posted by Locknar View Post
Mod WarningFolks...it seems this thread has gone a bit off course; please stay on topic (which can be found here: http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=250632). Discussion re gun control belongs elsewhere.
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Yes, but the two are rather tightly intertwined in the history of the USA, I fear.

Evidence of which is above us in this thread. None the less, I shall continue my non-participation in this thread.
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Old 13th January 2013, 08:15 AM   #322
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Back on topic. Elsewhere tyranny has been discussed. BStrong has posted some supposed examples of citizens resisting tyranny. Post 989 in Gun Owners keeping it classy is about this incident

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_...ens_%281946%29

"The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. The event is sometimes cited by firearms ownership advocates as an example of the value of the Second Amendment in combating tyranny."

But what quote does not show is who exactly stood up to the local tyranny of corrupt government and police

"Opposition veterans responded by arming themselves and marching there. Some of them had raided the National Guard Armory, obtaining arms and ammunition.[5] Estimates of the number of veterans besieging the jail vary from several hundred[5] to as high as 2,000."

It was a group of army veterans, organised, just returned from WWII who did the necessary. So it was the government and police vs citizens and importantly the military.

Then in post #997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacons...se_and_Justice

A black self defence organisation of armed citizens. Which played a minor role against non violent and political activism.


Further evidence armed citizens on their own have no real effect on defeating tyranny.
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