Carl-Bear Bussjaeger took his thoughts over to his own site. Among other things, he says:
They came for the convicted felons, but I wasn’t a felon so I said nothing.
They came for the misdemeanor domestic violence offenders, but my wife hadn’t reported me for intimidating her by yelling so I said nothing.
They came for the Section 8 residents, but I wasn’t on Section 8 so I said nothing.
They came for the veterans, but I wasn’t a veteran so I said nothing.
They came for the disability recipients, but I wasn’t on disability so I said nothing.
They came for the mortgage defaulters, but I didn’t default so I said nothing…
Personally, I’m with Carl on this. Banning gun ownership by fiat is only part of what makes this business so dangerous. Arbitrarily declaring millions too “mentally defective” to have self-defense rights is another horror. Arbitrarily declaring millions “mentally defective” for any reason is historically terrifying. As is the very act of governing by fiat (especially when you’ve already tried, and failed, at achieving the same thing by law).
Sure, freedomistas and dedicated gunfolk will defy, evade, resist, scoff, and generally flout yet another bunch of regulations. Some of us may even acquire bargain weapons from
Eloi fools or their family members who obey the new diktats. But the issue is waaaaay bigger than that.
Anyhow, discuss away, here or over at Carl’s place. Contra Carl, I’m perfectly happy to have the comment section turn into a shouting match — as long as everybody’s polite while they’re shouting.