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
Neither will ours, at least in any recognizable form, if they go down that bloody road.
No we don't. And previous stands against tyranny doesn't provide magic protection today.
That is exactly my point.