Originally Posted by drvsafe
I asked a similar question last week. And got very similar responses. It's one of those: " you can't give an inch for them wanting to take a mile" things. And it is a well known and understandable thought that you can't mess with the 2nd amendment in the 1st place. I live in NJ and have been living with an AWB for as long as I can remember, so in my mind it could be a bargaining chip. but you can't think singularly. These types of situations can't polarize us they need to bring about solidarity. We need to work with our legislators and make them aware that they work for US, and we won't stand for any further changes made to hinder our RKBA...
Of course -- that's "Plan A." I'm talking about a situation where an AWB (or something like it) is clearly going to pass the legislature and the President has indicated he'll sign it. In other words, Plan A failed, and the government is (once again) about to take away more of our natural and Constitutional rights. In this case, given the way the federal government currently works, you can either:
- Do nothing.
- Sanctimoniously do nothing.
- Threaten to do something in the future.
- Try to tack on a rider or amendment that exacts a concession for the rights being taken.
I'm curious about #4. #3 might also be interesting, but answers like "revolution" or "hang all the traitors" or "well they lost my vote" aren't. All the "we've got to stick together" and "can't give an inch" responses needn't be repeated, and in this scenario would fall under Plan A or #2 above.