"The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom."
Robert A. Heinlein
(1907-1988) American writer
Beyond This Horizon, 1942.
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Well, you bet!!! We will survive, huh? Rick
 -- rick, Colorado Spgs     
    The proposition is fraught with danger. Might is right could well become the social norm.
     -- Jitendra Kaushal, Gurgaon, India     
    A simple and obvious truth.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! We hold this truth to be self evident. The police of a state are only extensions of the better armed sovereigns (who are the police's superiors - in all ways)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The overwhelming majority of gun owners have never committed a crime with their weapons. With over 350 million guns estimated to be in the US and at least 1 in 4 citizens have one or more guns in their possession, the overall crime rate in the US is less than the UK which strictly prohibits the possession of guns. Gun crime is highest in cities with gun bans and lowest in those towns where gun ownership is encouraged. In Switzerland, every adult male has military-grade weapons, and gun crime is practically non-existent.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    E Archer, well said. How do you get along in NYC with Mayor Doomsberg in charge.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    The NYC hand gun ban is on the ropes -- it won't be long til it is thrown out as unconstitutional. Of course New Yorkers have been conditioned to give up everything in the face of armed robbery -- whether on the street or by their government.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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