This is circulating among retired SOF O-6’s.
Cusp of violence: Defend something the political left, an authoritarian cabal itself, cannot abide, at all: personal freedom, individual freedom.
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” … Aristotle
Look. There is so much pent-up anger in America today that if this argument over gun control ever gets beyond the talking stage it is reasonable to believe there will be violence on a scale not seen since the 1860’s in this country.
I would ask the political left if they understand that this is only a temporary argument over gun control? Do they understand it will quickly become an argument over whether or not the country continues to exist as a single fifty state entity or breaks up into separate countries? I don’t think they do. Indeed, I don’t think most Americans understand that once this fight begins, in earnest, there will be no turning back and when it is ended—there will be no going back, either.
Phi Beta Iota: The National Rifle Association (NRA) appears to be led by fools. No one with a brain cares about assault weapons or extra-large magazines. The real fight is over whether the government has a right to “qualify” gun ownership in any manner. Guns (weapons) are the line in the sand, and the one thing that could lead to multiple states nullifying federal over-reach and more seriously considering secession. The federal government has reached its maximum arc of both incompetence and expense.