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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    There's a portion of the population being interviewed by the news media. These people are demanding that we as a society relinquish and forfeit some of our constitutional rights and freedoms in order to offer them some measure of perceived security and safety.

    How much of the general public do these people represent?
    Will the corporate controlled media be able to sway public opinion in their favor?
    Can gun owners unite for any positive effect to keep our freedoms?

    And then there's the NRA.
    This lobby group has sewn seeds of extreme political animus.
    Are they going down? And if so, will they take us with them?

    More questions than answers maybe?
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    And then there's the NRA.
    This lobby group has sewn seeds of extreme political animus.
    Are they going down? And if so, will they take us with them?

    More questions than answers maybe?
    I'm not a huge NRA fan, although I've kept a continuous membership for many years, simply because they are effective at bird-dogging the Congress.

    But, the liberals use them for the whipping boy, and many of their complaints are based on outright lies, and all of them are based on an intentional misunderstanding of what they do. They hate them because some of their members lose their House seats when their voting records on gun issues are published. The NRA grade that they give to Congress people are sometimes very telling.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    The U.S. military and their loyalty is a big question. On whose side will they fall, the Constitution they swore an oath to protect and defend, or 'just follow orders'?

    The state national guard units are another matter entirely as to being used to confiscate firearms. They are part of the communities they live in, with family ties that reach out across the area. They, for the most part of the majority of members, WILL NOT involve themselves in confiscating firearms from family, neighbors, and friends, and turn in THEIR firearms subject to confiscation. They also would be highly unlikely to follow orders that could cause them to open fire on these same people. There's the wild card that no one has brought up.

    They would be highly unlikely to follow orders to be sent to some other part of their state, or another state, to do the confiscations. They would KNOW that other units would be sent to their areas to do the same, and would tend to default to protecting 'home turf' as it were. This is also something subject to regional and sectional loyalties, and isn't some to be discounted or taken lightly.
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