Ideological wars are not won with guns. Good ideas beat bad ideas. The reason bad ideas win, at least politically, is because there are enough people who will vote for politicians who campaign on the platform that they will take money from one group of taxpayers with the promise that it will be given to them, the faithful party voters.
Of course, this can’t go on forever. As Margaret Thatcher said, “Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money.” How close are we? I don’t know. When we do know, it will be too late to buy a gun and the needed ammunition.
Class warfare rhetoric, the irrational economic theories of the Occupy crowd, who are preparing protests beginning in September, and repeated racial division, evidenced by an increase of black-on-white assaults, could make for social and economic volatility.
Anti-gun politicians are trying to get around the clear wording of the Constitution by putting restrictions on ammunition. Although ammunition is implied, there’s nothing in the Second Amendment that says Americans have a right to own ammunition. New laws might require a waiting period on the purchase of ammunition, so people are stocking up just in case.
When citizens believe that arming themselves is a needed protective measure, then as a nation we are headed for disaster. We have reached a tipping point of no return.
A second Obama term is leading many Americans to believe that there might be some action against the Second Amendment. If the Feds come to their door, they’ll give the Gestapo a few throw-away guns to comply with the unconstitutional measure. They remember what happened after Hurricane Katrina:
No one will be able to be armed. We’re going to take all the weapons.
Confiscating guns left the people defenseless against looters, gang members, and thugs. “A disaster can bring out predators ready to loot, rampage, and pillage the moment that they have the opportunity,” David B. Kopel wrote for Reason magazine on September 10, 2005.
People want weapons because they know if there is social unrest the police will not be able to protect them, in fact, they may turn on them. The American people are smart enough to know that criminals will not turn their guns in. The majority of Americans are law abiding. In the past, they might have turned their guns. I don’t think they will today.
If we have an economic collapse in the United States, and the government checks stop coming, then some people might become desperate. Looting will empty grocery stores in a matter of hours. Once-tranquil neighborhoods will be in jeopardy as people who are used to living off the dole will target them to steal items to sell for food and drugs.
I do not believe people are purchasing guns and ammo to start a revolution. They just don’t trust this government to protect their rights, the economy, or their property.