Originally Posted by Rochdale Pioneers
Genuinely interested in the "protect me from the government"argument. [...] No matter how passionate the debates get, I haven't heard anyone - even the tin foil hat brigade - claim we need ti physically restrain the government. I suppose we think we can vote them out if they go to far (as has just happened).
[...] I'm curious about the politico-social drivers behind things like fear of the government.
I personally have a weapon mostly because I enjoy target shooting. I do find it somewhat funny though that 234 years later a brit would be asking that question of a bunch of yanks.