In the United States the majority of the country's land is occupied by conservative republican citizens who are well armed when compared to the liberal democrats concentrated in smaller urban areas with a general aversion to firearms in political matters.
If a Second American Civil War were to break out conservatives would benefit from the resources provided to them by these vast swaths of land, and would have the ability to defend themselves with their firearms in one on one situations.
The combined armed forces, though traditionally thought of as largely conservative, have come to be fairly divided down the middle, most especially in the Army, Navy, and Airforce.
Veteran military experience also largely stands on the side of the Conservatives, suggesting a better familiarity with weapons and tactics.
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