Re: US Shoppers Killed In Gun Rampage.....
I agree that the idea that I could fight the government with my .22 is rather ridiculous. So instead I'll pull a Red Dawn and head up to the mountains where I will certainly need them to kill Bambi. (Yes, my movie-freaked mind does wander there. Don't giggle.)
Anyways, I agree with you JD for the most part.
I would even go so far as to say that as a society, we rely on bad people (or good people) doing bad things to maintain an order of control (fact, there would be no police if there were no bad deeds, or government or state, local, and federal taxation).
So it would be safe to say that what it really boils down to is who do we, as a populace, fear the most? The sadistic people with the gun or the sadistic government with the gun? Since in either case, we could do little to protect ourselves from either element. Its all that balance stuff you were talking about, I agree with that.