Originally Posted by houghtam
Are you familiar with the term "check and balances"?
The sky isn't falling. We're not China, nor will we ever be. Our system of government was designed explicitly to prevent that from happening.
And if I recall correctly, the last time someone attempted to throw off the shackles of government, the government had something to say about it, and won the argument handily on the battlefield. If you want to talk about precedent, if that doesn't dismiss the idea that the Second Amendment was designed so that we can just take up arms against our government, I don't know what does.
This makes zero sense. A war proved the citizenry had no right to arms? Interesting.