Originally Posted by JasonCSU
I agree with the hypothetical point, and also agree that a unlikely scenario with 200 million armed citizens versus the government/military would not end well. It absolutely made sense when it was written, as at that time period it was much more possbile for the people to overthrow a tyranical government. In the event of an unlikely scenario, I just don't see how it would be possible for the people in this age to overthrow the government with the might and technology of the military that they would have to face.
Overthrowing the government doesn't mean you have to defeat the armed services. You just have to oust the people in control.