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      01-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl View Post
So why dont the citizens of Austria fight vigorously to get even more gun rights then the US has?
Seriously? I answered you in the very reply you quoted. I'll repost...

Originally Posted by carve
Any western democracy knows the US would not currently allow a tyrant to take over, and they take that security umbrella for granted
They're dependent. Switzerland is independent.

Do you truly believe they are unconcerned simply because they are entirely relying on American soldiers coming to liberate them again if the shit does hit the fan ?

I'd suggest that older Austrians (or Germans, etc etc) who lived thru the last time, will still recall that liberation took years, and their parents, siblings, etc where killed during that wait, would not likely adopt such a relaxed approach if they thought such a risk was real.
...and WW1 was the "war to end all wars". People always hope for the best, and history shows that to be a naive view.