I think I may have lost a friend and I'm very sorry about that. He's a good guy and means well, he's just stuck in a loop imo and can't get out... on the other hand I could just be maligning him unnecessarily.
I don't particularly care about Trump or the Democratic party.
They seem all equally corrupt to me.
But you are totally wrong about gun control.
It is dead.
Ignorant kids can fall for it for awhile, but kids don't vote.
Nor do I think the police or military would actually try to implement the kind of gun control the democrats are pushing.
It is suicide for the whole party, once you go down that road.
Unions, labor, poor people, etc., none of them are going to support gun control to that level.
I lived through 2 students being killed in my senior year, and I can tell you that all the students were very happy there were armed teachers and janitors.
If modern students don't get it, then they are insane and part of the problem.
You can't possibly make any one safer by disarming the honest people.
We do disagree a lot but that's OK, I think because we are both looking for the larger truth.
Nobody in this country really cares about the ME or the people in it. If they did we would have been out of there a long time ago as you suggest.
But they DO care about their children and now you are siding with the people who killed their children. Times are changing my friend, the kind of libertarian individualism you espouse is beginning to have the odor of dead fish about it. People who once might have railed against Ruby Ridge and Janet Reno are pretty much over that now and you have Mr Trump to thank for that. You and other old people may see him as a beneficial disruptor but the kids are very much aware that he's pathological liar who cares for no one but himself. He made a Yuuuuge mistake when he started to go after the FBI. He lost the youth (and rightly so). He may well survive on the backs of the white racists he has courted so avidly but the future belongs to the Florida high school kids. I believe the tide has turned. If you want to keep your guns better find a good deep hole to bury them.Me, again:
Y’know I don’t think you guys have thought this through, any of you.
What do you imagine would happen if your plans for resisting the government actually came to the top of the soup?
I’ll tell you what would happen:
There are approximately 17,985 state and local police offices in the US employing 765,000 sworn police officers, about 100,000 part time officers and 44, 000 deputies. This doesn’t count the 120,000 full time federal officers (US Marshalls and such).
This is about 1 million police officers… how many people who would willingly pick up their firearms and fire upon the police have you got?
And of course this doesn’t even count the National Guard (remember them? The guardians of the constitution within our borders? Armed with military grade weapons)
Currently the National Guard has about 210,000 active members on duty. You should really have a look at this document in regards to the national guard in case you had any fantasies of various governors rising up to support your insurrection.
And if that was not enough there is the US armed forces which is authorized, on the President’s command, to suppress insurrection and or revolution in the United States and Posse Comitatus be damned.
Btw the US Armed force has about 2,280,000 soldiers
That's about 3,476,000 trained crowd control officers and professional warriors to face your...? What? 100,000 do or die guys? 10,000? Or do think Captain Moroder will save you?
They have howitzers and Bradley fighting vehicles. They have Abrams tanks and LAWS rockets and .50 caliber machine guns and flamethrowers, They have bunker buster bombs and nuclear weapons ferchrisakes.
And what do you have? A bunch of AR-15s and a lot of handguns… are you kidding me?
Use the tools that are available without the patently false bullshit like Scalias twisted interpretation of the 2nd. Stop with the NRA, they don’t give a shit about you and your individual rights, they are there to promote gun sales. Run as far away from them as you can.
Get together in a real gun rights organization and hire really good lawyers to preserve as much of your rights as you can.
Disabuse yourselves of the notion that you can ‘win’ this fight. The children are really pissed at you, it’s too late. Get used to a lot more strict oversight and monitoring of your gun privileges, if you’re very very smart or have very very smart lawyers, it might be as easy as having a driving license. If you’re intransigent (ie, stupid) it’ll be a lot more like getting an FBI high level security pass… with full body cavity search.
There may be perks with this. I can easily see a Presidential National Emergency directive ordering any criminal and/or gang member/and or ‘raping’ mexicans shot on sight. Trump really likes Duterte… this may be his chance...