The Real Thing
They talk about the death toll of 200,000 at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But if you want to bet on a real body count, my money is on the AK-47.
Simple, reliable, and available on the street in some countries for $50. I believe that probably 20 million or more have fallen before this "Small Arm".
People say it's pointless to "Keep and Bear Arms" because today's WMDs cannot be stopped. This is so very wrong. If the world goes south is not going to be nukes that take the lion share of lives. It will be small arms, like the AK-47, harvesting the lives of those that cannot defend themselves.
Gun control advocates say that this is the very reason we should ban them all. But we don't want our country to become one large gun free zone. We don't want to make it easy for someone, anyone, to come and take lives. Our lives.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." --Thomas Jefferson
-- Think of the lives that could have been saved.