Are Americans a different species than the people in those countries? Do we really have some magical genetic protection from it ever happening here?
Yes, it’s called individualism. You won’t find that prevalent around the world except in the US.
Yes we are different. For example we have an all volunteer military. Not mandatory service, not conscription not required for culture advancement, etc.
Well, we threw out the government those citizens chose to keep, so yes on GB.
Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia...
Those two governments don't exist anymore.
Commie China and Khmer Rouge Cambodia
Not much freedom for gun owners or anybody else in those two countries. We don't tolerate the other repressions routinely done in those countries, I don't know why anyone should expect we will roll over on the gun issues.
Do we really have some magical genetic protection from it ever happening here?
No we don't. And previous stands against tyranny doesn't provide magic protection today. That is why we have to be prepared to refresh the Tree of Liberty any time it is needed. We just need to provide it with some tyrants along with the patriots.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
- Ronald Reagan
different species? genetic protection? Nope——just armed to the teeth and not really interested in being a marxist’s subject. For my own part I’ve never started a fight but have indeed finished a few. Not a good career move for a dumbass, public or private.