reply to post by Swills
Let's also not forget about criminals, violent criminals. They will probably be the first to fire the shots that are heard around the world.
This is going to sound weird, even to me... With the exception of course of the minority of criminals, most criminals commit crimes with weapons not
to kill or injure you, but to get away with the crime as that is how they pay their rent. Most criminals, even violent ones, would prefer to just
take your stuff no questions asked.
Just as legalizing a substance doesn't equate to everyone, including people who never used that when it was illicit, starting to use it, neither does
stricter gun control mean violent criminals will just stage a coup and take over. I'm sure more brazen crimes would take place, as they do in "gun
free areas" that's for sure, but I don't see it being some type of civil war or insurrection.
Stricter gun control won't immediately impact the criminals, as most of those weapons are on and from the black market, and surely wouldn't be
turned in. But a lot of guns make it to that market from being stolen from law abiding gun owners exercising their rights. Through applied pressure
from several angles, you can at least start to take a bite out of it. But there is no single solution.
Obama might be the worst president ever, I don't think he is, but he sure isn't a great one either, but one thing he is not. Naive. Maybe he was
at first, actually thinking he could unite people across party lines for the better of the entire country, but he surely isn't now. Only a naive
fool would think he could take the guns away from the Americans who want them.
I'll also eat my hat if there is a "1776" revolution IF he does try. Lets just be realistic about this. Soldiers, be it military, national guard,
whatever, swear to protect America and those within it from threats external and internal. I seriously doubt any of them considered those enemies
being civilian americans, but this much I'm sure of, they won't care who you are, or where you are from, when you are shooting at them...
And those gentlemen have the real toys. Sure, you have your AR-15. Sure, maybe you've got some Ak's, maybe you are crazy enough to even have a
grenade launcher, but you don't have a tank. You don't have sound cannons. You don't have white phosphorus, you don't have satellite
If your elected representatives democratically decide to enact any type of gun control, you will have various legal means to fight against that,
violent revolution, while you may find the notion romantic, will spell the end of you, and anyone you care about. Red Dawn is a movie folks.
America will not stand by if the will of the people is ignored, but only a fool will resort to violence over this.