I used to think that. Maybe I still sort of do. But there's another angle to things. Keep an eye not on what you think is the "big problem," but on the reaction to the "big problem."tonguengroover wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:18 pm I try not to read these reports on what Biden is going to do with gun bans. It's never gonna happen and everyone's getting worked up for nothing.
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. My eye is on the "big problem" of impending authoritarianism. Say we beat it back. Hurray! What happens next? Does the group in power say we just narrowly averted a coup (by the way, we did on January 6) that could have succeeded if they had been carrying rifles. So, gun bans are implemented rapidly. Keep your bolt actions, pump shotguns, and single action revolvers--that's all the 2nd Amendment really permits anyway. Hunting, sports shooting, and home self defense in a pinch. /s
Far fetched? Remember the Patriot Act? We got punched in the nose by some terrorists, and our reaction was to kick ourselves in the groin, civil-rights-wise. Bin Laden's victory wasn't the twin towers, it was things like the Patriot Act, and the decades of war we waged.