Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/14

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Subject: [Leica] Armed America in England
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Sun Oct 14 12:39:10 2007
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Just like the damn Yankees, right? wrote:
> In a message dated 10/14/2007 12:15:10 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
> writes:
> Does  kind of make sense that the Brits wouldn't mention that one of 
> the reasons  Americans have the right to own guns is so that we can, 
> if need be, rid  ourselves of tyrannical monarchs.... --Clayton McKee
> -----------------------------------------
> Hi Clayton,
> A rifle and handgun isn't much good against an organized  force equipped 
> with 
> mortars, machineguns, rockets, and artillery, medic  services, etc. It's 
> nice 
> to indulge in bravado, but it was the French fleet and  French regulars 
> who 
> won the battle of Yorktown for Washington. 
> Unless you use guerilla tactics in a sea of your own  people, as the North 
> Vietnamese did, or supported by external logistics as  the insurgents in 
> Iraq 
> mobilize, you won't have much of a chance. Besides, your  ammo would give 
> out in 
> a few weeks. Which is why native Americans lost  out to the settlers and a 
> few army regiments. To fight a war of any kind  you need an industrial 
> structure 
> behind you. 
> Good Luck,
> Bob
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