@Vonsalza posted at the same time as me and essentially backed up my point and I backed up his.
Show us an American civilian who owns an armed Abrams tank, not some disarmed antique.
Salzas point is actually great and I never really thought of it before - the idea that owning an AR-15 vs a shotgun is gonna protect you from “da gubament” is totally irrational.
The Govt has nuclear subs, nuclear carriers, nuclear weapons, F22 and F35, A-10, Tanks, APCs and a million other things the general public doesn’t have.
You could have 100,000,000 civilian foot soldiers armed wirh small arms try to take on 1,000 US Army and US Air Force warriors with all the US Military resources at their disposal…
Ill bet everything I own the 1,000 US Military members will bruttaly crush and decimate the hundred million rebels or freedom fighters or wharever you wanna call em.