You have no “checks and balances” of power in your country unless you have an armed citizenry to counteract an armed State.
This is what the UK doesn’t understand.
Alice Smith @TheAliceSmith
Tweeted on January 4, 2022
[Or, perhaps the people in power do understand and prefer there not be checks and balances on their power.
I’m of the opinion the U.S. should sanction countries which infringe upon the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. But, I will grant we need to do far more in our own country before we have the moral highroad on the issue.—Joe]