A thought just hit me. Everywhere you turn, even in generally pro-gun states, you’re seeing flurries of bills being submitted to violate the Second Amendment rights of Americans. Every time we get representatives to drop one, two more spring up in its place, forcing us gun owners to once again expend tremendous amounts of energy in fighting them.
It doesn’t cost the anti-gunners a damned thing to introduce bills. True, most of them will never see the light of day, but it’s the one you don’t expect that makes it through and makes your life a living hell. This is very much like how an inmate in a prison can harass the person who put them in there – they can file frivolous lawsuit after frivolous lawsuit against them. The inmate doesn’t pay a dime, but the target expends a lot of capital fighting them.
This is what is going on right now. They are trying to wear us out with so many horrific bills that what they really want will get passed when we’re too exhausted to fight any more.
What really gets my goat (besides chupacabras) is that I see plenty of pro-gun bills also being filed and seemingly not having any problems making their way through committees.
Like Sebastian, I fear that it doesn’t matter that millions upon millions of guns have been sold in the past few months or that the politicians realize 90%+ of people do not want a ban, they’re going to pass something anyway just like they did with Obamacare. But like Joe, I’m not sure these cretins understand the sheer scope of pissing off the populace is going to turn out.
Even when this winds down in a few months, we’re going to be in for a long war. They will continue to try later on when they think we’re not longer paying attention or they think the mood has changed.
Are you ready for the long haul in this battle?