Japan did it, and learned to regret it. For whatever reason that led up to it, Japan dragged America into WW2. As their reward, we burned all their cities to the ground and used two of them for nuclear test sites.
The Moslems keep poking at us. A bomb here. A highjacking there. Just little pin pricks. Then 9-11. So we invaded and occupied the ancient Arab capital of Baghdad. We deposed Saddam and the Taliban. We killed hundreds of Islamist leaders and tens of thousands of their fighters. The Islamic world doesn’t understand that they may wish to kill us all, but we actually CAN kill all of them. And we can do it with stuff we have on the shelf, without putting ANY American troops at risk. They are totally dependent on our good will to let them continue to exist. We haven’t erased them from human memory because we don’t want to. Yet. We are content to sleep here on our mountain of gold. Just leave us alone and go away.
Now add to the list of stupid people who just don’t have a clue about what they are dealing with. Harvey Weinstein is planning a movie to “destroy the NRA”.
The NRA makes a convenient target since they are a small organization in a building in Northern Virginia. But what Weinstein and his ilk really mean is that they want to attack private gun ownership. Let the futility of that sink in.
They (the anti-private gun ownership fascists) totally depend on the gun owners to voluntarily cooperate in their own emasculation. It cannot be accomplished any other way. You cannot use force against people who can bring equal or superior force.
If “They” bring this issue to open warfare, how long do you think they will last against people who are armed? How many of them will survive all that pent up anger being released?
There are about a hundred million armed Americans in the USA. If half of them are fully compliant in their own destruction and surrender their weapons when told, that still leaves 50 million armed angry people. More than enough to swallow up any police or military force.
Many of those police and military forces also privately own guns and are not going to give them up. Whose side do you really think they will be on?
Again, the disarmament Left, is entirely dependent on the good will of their enemies to be permitted to exist, let alone to thrive and prosper in our homeland. We, the private gun owners are habitually law abiding and long suffering and THEY have taken that for granted for so long that they think they can just pass another law like Obamacare, Amnesty, or 1.6 gallon flush toilets and we will swallow it again and do what we are told.
At some point, reasonable people are going to connect the dots between the harm the left has done to them through legal “peaceful” means. When that happens, there will be blood to set things right, and being unarmed won’t save THEM.
UPDATE: For what it’s worth, I do believe that Weinstein’s offices have more armed security guards than the NRA HQ does. I only saw one or two at the NRA last time I was there. Private security guards have privately owned weapons in the sense that they are not owned and in the hands of the state or state agencies.