KLook wrote:Fight? The question was can it happen. The answer is yes. And they already banned them once under Clinton. Sort of like when the gov. took gold away from people. How could they legally take a precious metal belonging to individuals? It was not a weapon, not a bomb, not a poison. Guns are much easier to take then gold, many people already hate them, but the fear of the fight has held them at bay. If they decided to take diamonds tomorrow, would everyone fight?
I respectfully disagree to the comparison, there are a lot of people who value there guns much more then gold. I watch a lot of gun forums and I know a lot of people that just like to talk the talk but there are lots ready to walk the walk as well. Some are seriously trained and armed. I actually think the government would not have a very easy time, especially considering a large part of the people that the govt would rely on to carry out the orders appreciates the 2nd amendment as well. And would dis obey orders. Another large part would be to *censored* scared. But you would have a few that may attempt it. But after the first week that # would quickly diminish. I don't feel the powers at be would have much of a chance.
The other side of the coin there are a lot of gun owners that would not be able to fight fellow Americans just trying to do there job. But that goes both ways. I have always felt that if a ban and confiscation were to pass which I doubt it will, that they would try to bring in outside forces and that would be a big mistake. Outside forces patrolling the American soil for our own government would truly be an act of war on the American people.