"socially feminine" country???!! LOL! Just what exactly is a "socially feminine" country? Is it one that likes to hang around the shopping malls? So, you decry the infringement on the 2nd. Amendment as a threat to liberty, yet you would allow the government to have the power to require every able bodied citizen to be members of a militia. You're talking about a universal draft. I must say, that is somewhat inconsistent. As for my SAMs, I'm guessing now, but I'd be willing to believe that a clear majority of Americans would be somewhat nervous at the thought of me possessing them where I could, on a whim, shoot one of those big silver birds out of the sky just for fun.