It is and was a valid comparison ...
... for the specific issue at hand. A .22 round would have been just as effective at 30 ft against a 6 year old as a .223.
The question on MOA was more a question to see if you even knew what MOA was - most people don't ... I had not seen your other posts which demonstrated more intimate knowledge of firearms.
So, since the government now has predator drones, we are now supposed to give up our rights and cede all power to the governing elite - those relative few which have the financial and political backing to get into power? Funny, the Afghani's or other hostiles haven't ceded victory to the predator drones, I wonder why they haven't given their inherent superiority over the individual. For that matter, why aren't we disbanding, at least the infantry, if the drones are so effective? Why are we risking the lives of individual soldiers when we have these super weapons which work just as well or better than a thousand soldiers with M-16's? Curious minds want to know. Given how much it costs to train and equip a SINGLE combat infantryman, I would think we could fill the skies with drones for the cost of but one or two battalions.
Last armed rebellion by US citizens against US forces? I don't know ... but the wacko's in Waco come to mind ...
When might it NEED to happen again? I am not sure, but the federal government we have now as greatly exceeded its Consitutional authority and bounds in MANY areas. As I seem to recall, the precept with the Constitution was that any power not EXPLICITLY given to the federal government implicitly belonged to the states. And yet today, we have a federal government operating and controlling many, many aspects of life in which the Constitution does not explicitly empower it. Although a believer in aspects of social responsibility and social "goodness" one might say, with no intention or desire for violent acts, I am very concerned with the increasing encroachment upon our personal rights and private lives by the government,even though I know it is "for our own good" ... Its for our own good that alcohol was banned ... oops, that didn't work ... so you have to be 18 ... nope, you have to be 21 ... etc. I have to take a medication daily in an on going basis, yet Uncle Sam says I have to have a new prescription each and every month. My doctor isn't even allowed to write it to have refills. So each and every month I have to pay to see the doctor just to get the new prescription because Uncle Sammy is afraid I'll ... what? Become a criminal? What does it matter if the doctor writes in refills so I don't have to go back to the office every month?
Yeah, I know, OT. But the point is that government continues to encroach incrementally in areas it doesn't belong and if this continues, there will come a point where it will have to be put back in its place or utterly discarded and revamped. The alternative is that we become mindless drones doing exactly what big brother tells us to do each and every minute of the day, surrendering all personal will to the uber machine.
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