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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

First things first… The original intention of the second amendment was to preserve the capacity of the individual states to easily muster militias. It was thought that a balance of power between ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

The arguments are really simple: There are plenty of countries that are democracies that have strict gun control that have not been overtaken by tyranny. In fact all democracies apart from America ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

The Vote The first and foremost weapon against tyranny is the vote. The knowledge that abusing power means losing power at the next election will discourage most wannabe tyrants. But more is needed ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

How is tyranny avoided in countries with gun control? People in that country support democracy, and that includes a majority of the generals and soldiers who have the weaponry to overthrow the ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

But other countries with liberal democracies have similar "power to the people" structures. What is maintaining this state? What is preventing small factions from rising up and taking over? ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

I thought this was a question about how an unarmed populace would be able to overthrow their corrupt government; but the question seems to shift halfway through, instead asking how small uprisings are ...
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What is the argument for preventing tyranny that avoids gun violence?

Elect leaders that protect your interests. If that fails, 2) fall back on strong institutions that can't be easily taken over by one person. If that fails, 3) fall back on an armed populace that will ...
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