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Prof: ‘It’s Fanciful To Think Military Would Ever Turn on U.S. Citizens’

During a recent debate on the Second Amendment, Stanford University law Professor John Donohue said it’s unrealistic to think the U.S. military would ever turn on U.S. citizens, and those who think it’s possible are overimaginative.

“It’s fanciful to think that guns in the hands of citizens acts as a realistic check,” Donohue said about the Second Amendment as a means to resist tyranny, adding: “They’re not really trained to do so. And it’s fanciful to think that the military would ever turn on U.S. citizens.”

The comments were reported on by Devon Zuegel of the Stanford Review, who noted that Donohue is widely known for his criticism of John Lott’s book More Guns, Less Crime.

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