Originally Posted by AnthonyGerrard
I agree - but if guns are I guess the last resort on opposition to the government. I think teh goverment may have already taken away a lot of freedoms by that point anyway.
I guess that how a lot of "patriots" is that what they are called in The US feel. Are they right?
I think you are thinking of self styled "Militia".
For a better answer on "Is violence the answer", check with anyone who belonged to Sinn Féin. There are those who still resent "English oppressors on Irish soil". Similar sentiments across the globe where any two groups seeks political dominance over the same area.
I've had a few interesting conversations regarding Kosovo with a similar feel. Serbs often feel a right to regain their "Rebel province", Serbs living their feel disenfranchised, and Albanians are worried about an "Armed and belligerent" minority living close by. Many in Kosovo have weapons (legal or otherwise) because they are fearful of the save violence that had gripped the area for decades.