posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 11:03 AM
Personally, I oppose any further restrictions to the second amendment.
Having said that, the rhetoric of those that say there will be a revolution/rebellion in the U.S. if Obama's agenda is adopted as law is, I suspect,
chest thumping at best.
First, my family relies on me for immediate survival. mostly revenue generation to maintain lifestyle, food, etc. This point is obvious. I cannot see
any large number of men putting their families at risk over an issue of whether you can hold the trigger down or have to repeatedly pull it.
Sure there may be individuals that feel it's the last straw and they'd be labelled as nuts if they basically committed suicide by playing out the
'cold, dead fingers" meledrama. it take a huge number to change the label from "nuts" to "rebels".
The more analytical would wait for the economic collapse,(beginning in Europe with the Euro-zone collapse, not in the U.S. as many feel). An economic
collapse would open the door to a successful revolt, at least regionally. The end result being a break-down of the union with different groups hold
sway in different regions. Even some federalist/loyalist areas holding on.
If history does on fact repeat itself, look for more incremental restrictions. Ones that upset many but not to the point of outright rebellion, after
all, there's no rush, the trend has been in this direction for decades.
The proposed legislation, as in any negotiation, starts high and counter offers down to what was wanted all along.
The current demands/suggestions will be watered down somewhat to mollify the quasi-right and activists, all the while the "left" will have gotten
what they wanted in the first place.
My weapons are for home defence and survival after a collapse/disaster. NOT as a member of some Militia. I trust that most gun owners are of similar
views as myself, not rebels.
Most of these points come under the label of "will". The citizens have the means in their weapons, but IMO, lack the will to use them. At the least,
in sufficient numbers to make a rebellion work.
When one adds up all the reason NOT to rebel and weigh them against the reason TO rebel, I'm betting it's a "landslide" victory for the "it's
not that bad crowd" to win yet again.
Am I wrong on this?