Re: I Rest My Case On Gun Control
There you go assuming again.
Originally Posted by MeadHallPirate
It hasn't changed since artillery first existed. The stuff is worthless at close range.
If all it took were armor and/or artillery, Vietnam would have lasted a couple weeks at best, and we'd have been out of the middle east in less time than it took to get there.
It is stupid, not ignorant but stupid, to deny asymmetric warfare works when there are so many modern day examples of it. Especially since in the modern day examples, the professional military hasn't been concerned about the state in which the nation it was attempting to pacify was left. Were it to come down to it here in the US, the military would be VERY concerned about the political ramifications of even a single misplaced bullet, let alone the effects of an artillery barrage or the way it would look on the nightly news to have a column of M1 Abrams driving down Main Street, USA.
I'm not going to point to some movie, but to history and current events. If a bunch of illiterate, uneducated Muslims in Goatfuckistan can keep our military tied up for the better part of a decade, you're a fool if you think well educated Americans who have intimate knowledge of the internal workings of our military cannot fuck them up in short order.
Guns don't kill people. Dads with beautiful daughters kill people.