The Collapse, Foreign Lenders, & Your Guns
Take a look at this listing of major foreign holders of US Treasury debt.
Now check today's US Treasury "debt to the penny" total.
Add to that ~$9.6 trillion total FedGov debt the > $5T in liabilities assumed in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac takeover, plus the additional liabilities assumed by the FedGov in all of the ongoing Wall Street bailout shenanigans.
In considering the resulting > $15 trillion in FedGov debt, look again at the countries who are the Treasury's lenders and recall the Golden Rule:
He who has the gold makes the rules.
Do you think that the governments of Japan, the People's Republic of China, the oil-producing nations, the UK, and others have a point of view on personal arms possession and use, especially as it might affect their ability to exercise their rights as creditors?
Do you think they might use their ability as creditors to insist on "harmonizing" certain American social rules (like the private possession of firearms) as part of the price of continued lending to the de facto bankrupt FedGov?
Do you now understand why I have been hammering this economic news on a RKBA/freedom blog?