>>The firepower in Texas alone would be enough
>>to take out every soldier in the EU military.
An interesting and provocative fantasy - but nothing more.
Circa 2003 there were millions of Automatic weapons cached throughout Iraq. How’d that work out?
As a comparison, that's where it breaks down.
If those automatic weapons had been made available to the population at large, the terrorists and dead-enders would have been quickly killed/chased out by their countrymen. On the other hand, they would have been able to turn to us and say "OK, we got it, thank you, go away now" long before a decent government could be established. It was a trade-off.
The weapons kittymyrib mentions are not cached, but are in the hands of the citizens, who whatever their disagreement with the present form of government, still prefer it to anything the EU has to offer.