It is a little like this: one day, you are a fine upstanding law abiding citizen.
The next day, on a hill hundreds of miles away, folks you didn't even vote for-- even if you voted -- pass a law that has the effect, no matter what you do or not do, you are breaking the law.
The following day, you are a criminal.
The agression of that circumstance is purely the actions of those on a hill hundreds of miles away; as for us, as individuals, it is no different than if a mob on that same hill had decided to club us over the head. That mob is outside our door. What do we do?
Are we willing to die as individuals to defend our lives and freedom from a mob? Are the members of the mob as individuals willing to die to have their way? Yes, the mob might prevail. But not every member of the mob, and the members of the mob individually can throw their own dice and decide if the issue is worth the risk. The mob will likely win if individuals within that mob want what they want, sufficient to overcome the defensive violence of those fighting for their lives and freedom. Or, if the cost of pressing what they want is made too high, they rethink the nature of what they want, and decide if it is worth losing individual lives over, both victims and individuals in the mob itself. The second amendment has, as part of its function, to be the noisy indicator that the mob has gone too far, a last chance to check its bloodlust before doing what it can do instead of limiting itself to what it should do.
If that is the choice; immolate oneself to a mob quietly, or make as many of the bastards(or those the bastards send to do their dirty work)pay with their lives for that which they claim they want, then freedom from the mob should not go quietly into that good night.
So, when the common sense confiscators send someone else out to implement their world view for them, who are they willing to sacrifice for their visions of gun free utopia? Will our own children in the military actually ever accept such an order and direct arms at US civilians, or, would they sense the moment had come for history's biggest fragging? Only true fools would ever roll those dice.
Meanwhile, it is clear; with every snarling hint, another three-shifts, can't keep them on the shelves response by an America arming itself to the teeth. The nation is awash in weapons, totally sated, until the next snarling hint. It's not even subtle at this point. AR and .223 demand is back down to normal these days, after over a year of three shifts hyper sales. America's response is ratcheted, and impolite. More heavily armed than ever. You would think the Piers Morgans would learn, but they never do. Evetytime they bring it up, gunsales skyrocket. It isn't about duck hunting.
(Edited by Fred Bartlett on 2/21, 1:05pm)