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Thought Experiment

Q: Would police, if ordered to do so, unconstitutionally confiscate weapons from the American public?

Skeptics and trusting individuals: No.

Q: What if the legislature passed a law enabling or requiring police to do so?

Skeptics and trusting individuals: No.

Q: And if the law was ex post facto, meaning yesterday's legal guns are now declared illegal contraband, would that matter?

Skeptics and trusting individuals: No.

Q: So, police everywhere would violate direct orders, give up their salaries, and pensions, and get themselves fired, and be guilty of something themselves by refusing to enforce direct orders based on enacted laws to remove guns from public hands?

Skeptics and trusting individuals: Yes.

Q: And the public would accept that:

Skeptics and trusting individuals: Yes.


Look again:

Gun owners waiting in line to get government papers so they won't be arrested for owning guns that were legal a few days ago, then declared illegal by corrupt "officials."


The gun owners that aren't in line "for their papers" are now in felony possession of contraband.

They can't take it to the range to use, or a gunsmith, they can't carry it, or take it to a store to sell.

If they even show their property to a friend, the friend becomes complicit, an accessory to the offense.

This is how it's done.

If any property owner uses the front end of one of those guns for its intended purpose -- to defend against this kind of abuse, the person will be put down like a rabid dog, by a team wearing body armor, so you only think you have a gun.

And the media will describe you as living in a compound, reading radical literature,
and behaving like a deranged criminal who was fortunately eliminated by Officer Friendly for the good of us all.

Is this how it's done?

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