If you even suspect that there are people and politicians that are now tightening their grip on the very governance of the nation, e.g. making schools propaganda centers for their own benefit, eliminating all but federal jurisdiction over voting, “packing” the Supreme Court with more judges they appoint, cleansing the military and bureaucracy of all members suspected of not giving them 100% support no matter what they are ordered to do, spending the Nation into penury for pork to get new voters, opening the borders and clandestinely sprinkling illegal (unvetted and physically unchecked for disease et al) aliens around the country in the dead of night, sharpening the edges between races and groups to increase friction and chaos, destroying Local policing and the authority of sheriffs, etc., etc.: then you should rethink WHY they are doing all this gun control stuff babbling about “white supremacists”, gun “nuts”, “threats to the government”, et al as to why they MUST register, forbid, collect and shut down the Constitutional private ownership and possession of guns that has served this Nation and its people so well for almost 2 ½ centuries.
The answer stares at us down through the ages. The English were on there way to seize all weapons, powder and ammunition as they were met at Bunker Hill by people like Paul Revere. The Nazis registered and then seized all the guns from all but militarized and Party Members in the mid to late thirties. The Red Army and Communist rulers seized and forbade private possession of all guns in the 1920’s. When the English saw all those thugs and morons in Russia and Germany, they looked about and saw similar “workers” and “Communist” activists all about England so they took the guns away from the citizenry excepting the rich and certain “friends” like the minorities and sexually-prioritized being “preferred” in America today.
So how did it work out for the English in 1776 or today? How about Germany in WWII or today in the midst of their terror problems, or the Russians full of predator pits and awash in wolves killing thousands of much needed caribou/reindeer and subject to even greater terror than the Europeans from places like Chechnya and Dagestan. Does any sentient American really want to live like Chinese or pick any Asian nation’s citizenry under such governments forbidding gun possession?
The current politicians that rule us (I live in Minnesota where appealing to “my” Local/State/federal representatives is no more than a standing joke) no more want nor can they solve the issues they claim gun control will resolve. They only want to use what they claim to want resolve (as they have with “welfare”, low educational scores, race problems, etc.) to achieve their self-serving goals of perpetual iron rule for their own good.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, “This is just like the use of the Endangered Species Act’s totally un-Constitutional authority to declare federal authority over whatever they want, to buy more land, shut down grazing/logging/irrigation/hunting/fishing/private property rights/States Rights/rural communities, etc.” Wolves and grizzly bears are just two startling examples of where it goes. No matter how many people are killed or terribly mauled by grizzlies, or how much destruction grizzlies and wolves wreak on ranchers, big game herds, dogs, campers, hikers, old ladies, kids, etc. we never have enough nor should they be controlled for human (other than worship) ends. It is exactly the same with gun control – it will never be enough until we are fleeing to Canada or Mexico like Venezuelans in the night or Cubans in some leaky and over-filled boat floating in the Gulf of Mexico