I think what has happened in America is we are becoming slaves to the internet.
This means whenever something happens, some of us “demand a response”. Especially democrats.
That response invariably involves removing yet another freedom.
No,there have always been people ,even my own mother, whose first reaction to a bad event or just something they don’t like others doing is:”there ought to be a law”.
In the Boston case she was/is upset that instructions for bomb-making are available to everyone;we had a discussion about government censorship in which I tried to explain that preventing that would mean the government would have to read all of everyone’s mail,listen in to all phone calls, and there could be no privacy. Not sure I convinced her.
I work with people who think that way too!I also work with a few real preppers .
They say it takes all kinds,but I sure do wish the percentage of freedom-loving Americans was a lot higher.