The media has brainwashed too many people, they will make is “trendy” to turn in their weapons.
The majority will comply and the minority will be persecuted, the wheel of history turn full circle...
It won’t happen that way. Just look at Canada and the UK. It’ll happen through incrementalism.
Every time there is one of these tragedies involving firearms, the laws get tightened. More types of firearms or accessories become illegal. Present owners will be grandfathered in - they will not come for your guns. Too much hassle and potential for negative publicity. But usage, including movement, will get more and more restricted. Registration will creep in, and it will become more and more of a hassle. Dealers will face increasing red tape and potential for criminal prosecution and fines for minor errors in bookkeeping.
“Safe storage” laws will require inconvenient and expensive storage facilities for both dealers and owners, and in thise case violations will lead to heavy fines/jail time/confiscation.
Regulations on the construction firearms themselves in the name of ‘safety’ and also identification, like micro stamping and also warning labels like Ruger had (do they still do it?) engraved into their barrels and all sort of other regulations will make it increasing not worthwhile to manufacture firearms.
So eventually manufacturers, dealers, and owners give in, inch by inch, step by step, until like the UK not so many years ago, handguns were virtually banned completely, it’s hardly news.
The only reason it hasn’t happened already is the 2nd Amendment but when the supreme court can make abortion legal as a ‘privacy right’ then how long will it be that one packed by Obama finds a way around it?
1.) President You Didn't Build That and the "progressives" steer or nudge or push the national economy toward a disruption: a bump or a sudden, fairly drastic impediment that doubles or triples unemployment, results in serious bond and stock and commodities market drops without crashing them, doubles the price of gasoline as the dollar undergoes a planned or forced devalution, and declarations of bankruptcy by some cities and states.
2.) Social unrest arises in major metropolitan areas as a result of food and gasoline shortages, public transportation disruptions, rumors, looting, arson, murder, and in short, all the usual suspects. Whether the social unrest spreads outward from city centers, everyone agrees it could do so very quickly and easily get both larger and worse.
3.) YDBT and the rubber stamp Congress confer gravely, and pass a "temporary emergency economic rescue plan," call it, which includes temporary nationalization of ailing banks, temporary wage and price freezes, temporary emergency funds for cities and states and unemployed citizens, temporary nationalization of the oil and automobile and airline and hospitality and other industries, temporary feral government assumption of control over ailing markets, temporary feral control of all savings and retirement accounts and corporate accounts in excess of $5 million, temporary control of all medical organizations to ensure to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of medical care without regard for race, creed, color, national origin, the ability to pay, and the like, temporary nationalization of all large food distribution companies, et cetera. Incidentally, the measure includes nationalization of all state and local law enforcement agencies and the National Guard, mandatory firearms registration with severe penalties for failure to comply, and all concealed carry permits are temporarily rendered null and void for the duration of the emergency.
All that could happen by this time next week. Call it a Reichstag fire or a serious enough crisis or anything you'd like, but I'm rock-solid sure all the above and much worse could happen, and nearly as sure the people who eviscerated our constitutional republic from within in all but name and replaced it with a "progressive" oligarchy wouldn't hesitate half a heart beat to pump up the national pain and adrenaline to advance their cause: the ends always justify the means with totalitarianists, after all.
Oh, by the way, could an intended economic disruption turn into an all-encompassing, all-devouring national economic and social disaster? People who are driven first and foremost by blind hatred have an unfortunate tendency to overlook consequences.
A most interesting book dealing with a similar situation is John Ross’s Unintended Consequences.
Alas, it is now outrageous in price.
Well yeah, obviously somebody has to deal with these millions of domestic terrorists.
/do I need it?
“As a result, Federal Agents were everywhere, and they were bent on keeping the unruly citizens in line.”
They have families and friends. They have their own lives to think about. This will not end well for FedGov.
People will simply hide their guns, that is all.