Originally Posted by Lonesomedave
yeah, we may be living in "safest period of history", but why do you suppose that is? go ahead, follow the advice on this thread, and buy multiple guns (while you still can)....if nothing else, they're fun to shoot
I didn't say that, but it doesn't stop it from being true.
I grew up in Canada, very safe country where you might not see a gun in an urban setting in your whole life.
I live is Switzerland, a very safe country where guns are strictly controlled but where many homes have a military rifle in the basement. That probably won't last another twenty years, as the military justification for it is no longer viable, some suicides and murders would be prevented by having them in armouries, and the status of the army as a militia may not last, either, being eventually replaced by a professional standing one.
If you think wide personal ownership of guns is protecting your homes, property, and families, or if you think it will protect you from a government that wants to impose its will militarily against the wishes of the majority, you are simply mistaken.
If your government really wants to take away all your guns you will not stand a chance against them, and if everyone is walking around in fear and armed to the teeth are you really all that free to begin with?
I'm so grateful my country and culture did not ever mythologize a simple weapon and make it a symbol of freedom.
I know this seems to have no place in a thread asking what guns to buy, but the unintended irony and political nature of the OP begs a response.