ARTICLE: What do we need 300,000,000 guns for?Submitted by George Strait on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 12:35
The discussion about gun control seems to devolve into several distinct lines of discussion.
Guns are for hunting and "sporting".
Guns are for home defense.
Guns are for insurrection insurrection against the government.
The following article shows a real world example of how private ownership of guns is essential to the basic maintenance of law
It never occurred to me that an entire region could be stripped of its police by a relatively small, ultra-violent gang. The Mexican drug gangs didn't need to kill every police officer, they just needed to scare them into quitting. Then there were no police.
Mexico, unlike the United States, has strong gun control and a poorly armed citizenry.
The deterrent effect of an armed citizenry is what makes this same tactic unworkable in the United States.