Active attempting gun confiscation in this country will make the past month’s violence look like a Sunday picnic.
Gun confiscation is a thoroughly unworkable policy, and probably the idea most likely to spur a violent resistance to American law enforcement. (Not that we haven’t seen plenty of violent resistance to American law enforcement already this year.) The more Americans own guns, the less likely it is that a proposal like confiscation ever gets any serious traction.
– Jim Geraghty in Good Luck Promoting Gun Confiscation during an Era of Booming Gun Sales