Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:41:09 PM
There is a BIT of a discrepancy now between military arms and civilian arms. Right. Back then civilian arms were BETTER than military arms. The standard issue weapon for the military was a musket, while the typical citizen-farmer owned a long rifle which had better than twice the range, twice the accuracy, twice the knock-down power, and twice the rate of fire as a musket. In an open field a group of farmers with rifles could easily take out 4 times their number of soldiers without taking a single casualty.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:07:16 AM
@Mesuko42: One came to the back door and knocked, asking for the 'target` by name. She opened the door to talk to him, and all 4 rushed in.
Criminals have been stealing and gathering guns in Canada for 50+ years, it`s "just another black-market item" they deal in. Laws have only made business more lucrative for them!
That`s what happened in England after the "Handgun Ban" started: criminals started smuggling and selling illegal guns. Big profit for them!!
@HolyGod: Open your eyes and look at all the armed revolutions of the past 20 years: It`s never "expected" is it? Just... POW! Civil war! Uprisings!! Arabic Summer!!!
If 10 years ago you said "3 Arabic nations will overthrow their governments, 5 will `put down` revolutions with bloody violence, and one will have a civil war costing 100,000+ lives - all at the same time" ??? You`d be laughed out of town!