Many Americans seem worried that their government will attack them unless they are festooned with weapons Why?

Citizens of other countries don't worry about this. The UK and French governments, for instance, haven't fought their citizens in many hundreds of years. In fact they seem rather to think it's their business to protect them. (and when they did fight, centuries ago, the citizens won in both cases). Why... show more Citizens of other countries don't worry about this. The UK and French governments, for instance, haven't fought their citizens in many hundreds of years. In fact they seem rather to think it's their business to protect them. (and when they did fight, centuries ago, the citizens won in both cases). Why do you believe your government is so different and untrustworthy?
Update: @Captainamer. Your list of examples is amusing - I won't say stupid. Why? Every one of those governments except Nazi Germany was installed by an uprising of heavily armed citizens. The Nazi government was properly elected, and had the support of the majority of its citizens throughout. The Communist Russian... show more @Captainamer. Your list of examples is amusing - I won't say stupid. Why? Every one of those governments except Nazi Germany was installed by an uprising of heavily armed citizens. The Nazi government was properly elected, and had the support of the majority of its citizens throughout. The Communist Russian government would have been close to majority support throughout its own existence. The present one certainly is. So none of them helps your case at all.

Would it be a good idea to learn some history?

Or perhaps you would like to show us a modern high-tech country where an armed citizenry successfully defeated its hostile government? That would at least help a little.
Update 2: @Just David You quote a number of people... mainly from a period of history not relevant to modern military realities. What you don't show us is any evidence that they were in fact right. Clearly my question is asking you to show exactly that. Incidentally the British and French Prime Ministers would be... show more @Just David
You quote a number of people... mainly from a period of history not relevant to modern military realities. What you don't show us is any evidence that they were in fact right. Clearly my question is asking you to show exactly that.

Incidentally the British and French Prime Ministers would be interested to hear that they were "tyrants". Both have been called very many rude things, but not tyrants. Mainy because they quite clearly are not. When they legislate against private weapons they are properly carrying out the wishes of the overwhelming majority of their electorates. And therefore, by definition, are not tyrants.
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