I wandered over to the FreeRepublic site and got an eyeful of responses to a posting which borders on treason as the poster advocates a rising up against the federal government if gun restrictions become too onerous. Apparently Thomas Jefferson was all in against government tyranny. etc....
Frankly, I am now very wary of doing anything to restrict the second amendment because of the backlash of said Free Republic gun devotees for they will provoke an incident such as Ruby Ridge or Waco to put the feds in a bad light and then they will try to start a revolution.
At this point in time, I do not want to travel or live in states that have gone completely pro-gun crazy.I do not believe Bloomberg's monied campaign is going to get traction on ammo magazines, assault rifle bans, background checks on all gun sales or transfers. Common sense does not rule in the gun culture. Paranoia does.
And now, apparently there are up to 15 U.S. Senators that will filibuster gun control bills in the Senate.
I feel that we, sane citizens who want sensible gun control legislation, are being held hostage to those who fear tyranny by the federal government if such legislation is passed. These Senators would side with those "citizen patriots" who would provoke a Ruby Ridge or Waco event if robust gun legislation were enacted.