For John, BLUF: I expect that if the US Congress passed a gun confiscation law the majority would comply. However, it is likely many would resist, covertly or overtly. Recently Congressman Eric Swalwell raised this issue in a novel way, noting that the Federal Government has the edge, due to its monopoly on nuclear weapons. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a comment from a Canadian Blog, which references an article by Mr Kurt Schlichter, from Town Hall, posted on 6 December 2018.
Here is an Excerpt from the Blog Post:
But, as I mentioned yesterday and today, people like Swalwell and Occasionally-Cortex have no interest in facts and practicality. When faced with opposition, they will double down every time. Because they are playing to a crowd. And that crowd is angry, they want red meat and lots of it! They don't care what's real, or what's true. They just want a target.I know it sounds far fetched. However, think of the million plus Ukrainians who died during the 1930s Holodomor. That deadly experience was so far fetched that The Old Gray Lady, through its Pulitzer winning Reporter, Walter Duranty, denied that it happened.
So there's really only one question worth asking DemocRats in the USA and Liberals here: how many people are you willing to throw out of work to get your socialist plan enacted? How many will you imprison to enforce your regulation? How many senior citizens are you willing to freeze to death for your ecological fuel tax? How many resisters will you kill? Hmm?
The Communist's answer was 100 million in the 20th Century. The entire nation of Canada, four times over, died for the myth of the Worker's Paradise. The Chinese Communists are still at it.
To put this in American terms, how many Waco Seiges are we willing to abide?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff