Well, if I were a tyrannical US Government, I\’d put Texas a square last on my list of states to take over. It has 25 million people and, quite probably, more than one gun per person. Even if you assume that gun ownership is concentrated, you\’re still looking at 5 million or more heavily armed and motivated citizens who know well the expansive lands of their state. Contrast this with a total of 1.4m active and 0.8m reserve personnel in the entire US Armed Forces and note that the actual gun-toting soldiery won\’t be even half of that. Unless you planned on levelling the entire state with high explosive, you\’d be nuts to try to take on Texas. Britain, by contrast, should be a walk-over.
Clearly a man of ineffable good taste. He used to drink in The Old Green Tree of course.