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Jon Stokes is a founder of Ars Technica and a former editor for Wired. He writes about guns and technology for TechCrunch, All Outdoor, The Firearm Blog and other publications.
I have a theory on this that I’ll probably regret sharing but here goes. A few years ago I thought the talk of violence if there was a gun confiscation was mostly talk. But for the past 2 years a certain dude has given the public a master class in how power really works…
In short, you can get away with anything if the other side is sufficiently scared of civil strife. Violate any law, break any norm. If you’re a star they let you do it. You just have to be willing to go there. The other side will just cower & pray to the norm fairy.
So I think the game has changed, now. All gun owners now know it won’t take much ugliness to put a complete stop to any confiscation effort. And that’s assuming you can get cops to carry out that order, which is not certain.
In NY it’s estimated that most of the gun owners not in compliance with the SAFE Act are cops. In many states the sheriffs are leading the 2A sanctuary city efforts.
So a confiscation is not ever going to happen, no matter what laws pass. It won’t happen because there is no appetite to enforce the law against any but the poor & defenseless. In 2019 laws are only enforced against those who can’t hit back. This truth is now out in the open.
Gun owners as a class can hit back, & they’ve all been well educated that if you can hit back or if everyone just thinks you can and will, nobody will come for you. Lots of powerful lawbreakers have taught everyone this lesson repeatedly now.
– Jon Stokes in a series of tweets yesterday