I suppose someone needs to state the obvious.
First, let’s establish that I don’t give a rat’s patootie how this all turns out. Over and over again for the past twenty years I’ve steadfastly warned that the US was doomed and nothing would change that. It’s not because things cannot be changed, but they will not. You know it; I know it. Let’s stop pretending. The wrath of God has already begun and there is no saving it. So it doesn’t matter what you might wish is the future of the US; somewhere in the next few years the US as we know it will cease to exist.
Now, let’s get this out in the open: There is no way on this earth that privately owned firearms in the US can be confiscated. You may succeed in drumming up enough political support to change the laws on gun ownership up to a certain point. However, we have just about reached the limits. Any more changes will provoke senseless bloodshed on a scale that will dwarf the occasional school shooting. It has nothing to do with what I want or what you or anyone else wants.
I can promise you the FBI is striving hard to become worse than the Gestapo (real or imagined), and the leadership of the FBI would like nothing better than to disarm the American public of all private weapons. They hate the 2nd Amendment, but that’s because they hate the Constitution as a whole. They’ll protest that this is not so, but it’s a lie. As far as the FBI is concerned, we are all criminals who haven’t been caught yet. Their sentiment is shared by a great many other federal law enforcement agencies. But they all know better than to imagine they could pull off a gun confiscation in America. They are outgunned and outnumbered, and they know for a certainty they would all be dead if they tried it.
You can bet that all of the law enforcement agencies federal and local in the US together know better than to imagine they could do it. Some are crazy enough to want to try, but most know better. A certain segment of the federal bureaucracy, led by a number of plutocrats, have been trying for years to reduce the number of people allowed to legally own guns, but it hasn’t made much of a dent. But the problem is not that there are several million legal gun owners; it’s that a tiny minority of those gun owners are just itching to go to war against anyone who imagines they can confiscate guns on any terms. I’ve met some of these people, and they are rabid about this. They are quite dangerous and will not hesitate to kill any number of government agents coming for their guns, along with however many people who stand in support of such a confiscation.
It won’t matter if you vilify them. It won’t matter if you talk all day about how immoral you believe they are. Those people are here in the US and they live all around you, and they have military experience in using weapons, very efficient killers. They outnumber the cops and the US military, as well. At some point, when you cross that invisible line, they will consider it a declaration of war. If you keep pushing, it’s not just a bunch of cops that will die for your political beliefs; you and your family will become targets for agitating for more gun control. Are you willing to take a bullet for your politics? Most of those gun owners would, but not until they’ve fired off plenty at the their enemies.
I’m not a part of them and I’ve done everything I can to put some distance between them and me. I want no part of their agenda. But I also want no part of the gun-grabber agenda, either. Both are nasty, despicable creatures who will face the wrath of God in great measure. That’s because both have made this one damned issue divisive enough to provoke a destructive civil war. And if you think the first one was bad with 600,000 dead troops, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
This isn’t the voice of fear; my trust is in God. It’s not a trust in guns or laws, but the God who made all things. There are plenty of other things you can do to make the world a better place, but this business of gun control is the wrong battle. The whole dispute plays into Satan’s hands. However bad you might think it is now, it can only get worse. It will never get better.