So in the UK there’s a very real threat that the government would turn the army on the population, and we’d have no way to defend ourselves?
Apart from the fact that the British army is actually ebcouraged to think and not just blindly follow orders. I wouldn’t be prepared to run the demonstrable risk of 2 mass shootings a month, to negate this relatively small risk.
Say that was to happen today. The American military are sent to commit genocides within the population in a mass cull of all freckled people. Would having a small arsenal in your basement really make a difference against a the might of the American armed forces. They’ll just napalm your house.
So you have guns, and you expect two mass shootings a month, and that’s the price you pay so you’re able to make your last stand on the day your government turns against you.