Many people sitting in their armchairs are really not aware as to which nation has the largest army in the world. As an aside I will digress before I answer this question and go back to World War II. Everybody knows that on 7 December, 1941 the Imperial Japanese army mounted a ferocious attack on the Pacific fleet at Pear Harbor and decimated it.
After that there was nothing stopping the Japanese Carrier led force to proceed across the Pacific and land marines on the East Coast of the USA. The Chief of Staff of the US Army at that
So why did not the Japanese invade the USA. This question was posed to the many Japanese Generals and Admirals who were captured. Almost all of them answered that they were deterred to mount an invasion as they knew that in America almost every home had guns and most Americans were adept at handling them. Hence it would have meant a house to house fight and Japan was not prepared for it.
I have never thought about it! The world largest army is in the hinterland of the USA. The American hunters. How many are they? In the state of Wisconsin there are over 600,000 hunters at present. Thus just in one state of the USA Wisconsin has figures that make it the 8th largest army in the world. They are more than the army of Iran or for that matter France and Germany combined. Add the other states like Pennsylvania with 750,000 and Michigan with 700,000 and you have a massive army for home defense. If you add a quarter of a million hunters from west Virgina and just these 4 states have the largest army in the world.
So owning guns in America is not just about hunting but home grown fire power. It’s a part of National security. There are 51 states in the Union add all the armed hunters and you have the greatest army in the world. No wonder the Japs baulked at invading the USA. So gun control and all that is in fact a silly thing as the USA has the largest home army. Can any nation beat the USA