reply to post by IAMTAT
This could simply be typical lack of enforcement. As much as we in the US have waaaay too many laws for Big Brother to choose what we can and cannot
do (I'm speaking of the ones which don't harm anyone), we also only enforce most if those laws to a small degree. If we ever reached
across-the-board, 50% enforcement of all laws, the nation would effectively shut down as the economy would collapse under the weight of all the fines
and jail time for individuals. Instead of being a nation existing mainly to support the healthcare industry and weapons manufacturers, we would have
an economy entirely centered around the criminal justice system.
ANYHOW, I went too long-winded there, my main point is this:
This could also be a clue that the theory I have been giving more and more thought to, and which seems more logical all the time, really could have
some merit. That is... The panic and fear coming from the political "right" the moment Obama became Pres (even during the campaign as a "what
if"), regarding guns, and how "he's gonna take our guns away!", was significantly louder and more overblown than at any point in history. Before a
single mass shooting had occured during his administration, FOID applications, gun purchases, and ammo purchases were absolutely skyrocketing. This
only increased with every incident and every talking head blathering on about Obama's Kenyan Secret Police kicking down doors, ripping the heads off
of babies, and forcibly prying our guns from our cold, dead hands (exaggerating to make a point - I listen to these guys on the radio, to keep a
finger on the pulse of the trends in fear-mongering.)
Meanwhile, their compatriots in boot-trembling on the left prattle on about how we need gun control measures enacted immediately, above all other
concerns, and how righties simply want to arm up as many mentally-unstable individuals and criminals as possible, so that the gun manufacturers and
for-profit private prisons can increase their profits as much as possible.
Has anyone noticed that's all you really hear in the media is the true, absolute loonies, on both left and right? Both doing their best to blow the
issue far, far out of proportion? Heck, we've even seen here people flapping their gums about the UN treaty, which will effectively emd the 2nd
Amendment (when a 5th-grade social studies class and 3 minutes of reading is all it would take to bring folks back to reality and realize they're
So why is all this fear being whipped up? Why the orchestrated effort from both sides which very clearly and obviously serves one purpose and one
purpose only? That purpose being to drastically increase the level at which the populace is armed. If there were a script to follow to make the most
highly-defended nation on the planet - by far, drastically stronger in defense against possible invasion, that script would be remiss if it strayed
one iota from what has been being played out for years now.
I could very well be wrong, but I cannot see any other logical explanation. Either "they" have very little power to influence or control, or
"they" want us armed to the teeth and beyond against possible invasion.
A point I almost missed...using such a plan, they may well be able to arm up 100-200 million Americans and make money (tax revenue), rather than
spending a dime doing so.