When Trump was elected, I relaxed a little. A Republican (I know, I know), sort of, he had said the right things. Hillary being the other option, it was an easy decision. But when he won it felt like we had bought some time. I am getting older anyway. The world moves on and leaves the old people to sit on the porch and remember how things were.
Now it seems I was mistaken. Gun owners in the United States are being marginalized in much the same way the Jews were marginalized in the Germany in the early 1930s. Our sport, our equipment, and our mindset, is being slowly pushed out. If you own a gun, like to shoot, have a carry permit, are an NRA member, do you talk about it at work? Admitting to owning an AR-15 is now the same as admitting to being a rabbi in Berlin in 1934.
The groundwork is laid. The sheep have been successfully frightened. Soon it will be registration, for the children, of course. Then they will want the normal capacity magazines turned in, for the children, of course. Then they will want the semi-autos turned in, for the children, of course. Then the handguns turned in, for the children, of course. And then it will be all the rest of them, like Australia and Britain, and this too will be for the children.
We will be pariahs, then criminals, and finally, we will need to be dealt with.
Fine. I'll wear it like a yellow star.
"To disarm the people...is the most effectual way to enslave them."- George Mason, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788