Finally, there’s the idea that citizens need guns so they can, if need be, oppose the force of a repressive government. Those who think there are current (or likely future) government actions in this country that would require armed resistance are living a paranoid fantasy. The idea that armed American citizens could stand up to our military is beyond fantasy.And a counter point from Bearing Arms:
There’s this idea among authoritarians that the arms of the citizens, if need be, can be suppressed easily by repressive government. Those who think there are current (or likely future) government actions in this country that would could long survive an armed resistance are living a statist fantasy. The idea that armed American citizens couldn’t stand up to a relative handful of authoritarians is beyond fantasy.Strikes me, the whole idea of one side or the other declaring a shooting civil war is the real fantasy.
Not to say we won't some day stumble into one if unrest leads to armed conflict following a collapsed dollar or some other unmanageable economic calamity.
Think about it. Can a government that can't build a functioning health care insurance website in three and half years really be counted on to maintain an economy that keeps food on the shelves, lights in our homes, or maintain a viable currency?
Edited for brevity 10:00 am EST