posted on May, 11 2009 @ 07:40 AM
Is there any precedent for this? I'm sure I read somewhere that after 9/11 the same thing happened. Maybe I'm wrong.
I think the thing people need to focus on is that people are scared, they think Obama is gonna take all their guns, there's an economic crisis in
full swing, American leadership is on the decline after 8 years of Idiot Bush...
What bugs me though, is that all those with assault weapons (which I understand will be the first thing to be targeted) are out buying up all their
ammo, but what are they going to do if the law is changed? Hide the guns?
People know they have them, and someone will pass that info on.
If the law is changed, they've just wasted a considerable amount of money and effort, or they plan to have a shoot-out with those who come to size
My opinion? Obama did what every other politician does, he used a popular theme to gain support and has no intention of acting on it. He knows as well
as any right-wing republican that actually taking a step to outlaw guns would cause civil chaos.
It's one thing to take the opportunity to vote on something when the issue is raised, and a completely different thing to make a final decision on
something so sensitive.
So he voted on gun control. Doesn't mean that's something he'll take the blame for when he's in power.
Ultimately it might lead to some radicalization, and homegrown terrorism by right-wing nut jobs, that seems inevitable. But I very much doubt Obama is
going to actually start riling up the public on gun control.
This is a progressive idea, it'll happen over time, and it'll likely happen the same way your civil rights were watered-down. Things will happen and
events will force public opinion until people are voluntarily giving their guns up while calling for tougher controls. When there is then a minority
holed-up in makeshift camps, numbers that can be controlled, the government will move in to remove the last "pockets of resistance". But none of
this is going to happen anytime soon.
The ammo situation is nothing but panic-buying by an idiot public. What should be a fear is what this is creating, the groups feeding off of it. Those
seeing the panic and joining in might be thinking this is more than it is, and if TPB decide they are a risk (as is being stated in the media) they
become a target.
It seems self-fulfilling to a point;
The myth and fear causes panic (buying of ammo), the panic causes more radical action (formation of closed groups and radical ideas), the radical
action causes a response (SWAT teams raiding militias), the response causes the radical action to spread (militias fearing the same will happen to
them unless they fight)...