Here we go again. During an outbreak of violence in New Orleans, at the time of Katrina, guns were confiscated from a segment of people involved in rioting. This is clear proof that the federal government is plotting the confiscating all guns from all citizens.
Many employees of many government departments are issued firearms. This is obvious and blatant proof that the federal government is plotting the confiscation all guns from all citizens.
Most Founding Fathers are on record stating over and over that citizens need to be armed to protect themselves from the government. (Actually, this one is very distorted and inaccurate. Some founders (not many) advocated citizens bearing arms to protect them in case a standing army became threatening. There was no standing army during much of the first years of the Republic, however.) But, no matter, this is absolute proof that the present government of the United States is plotting to confiscate all guns from all citizens.
Don’t you understand? Because of the obvious evidence of a plot by the present federal government to take away all firearms from all citizens, the NRA refuses to discuss any possibility to reduce violent crime. Makes perfect sense.
Here’s what I really see — I see a group of “patriots” standing at Concord Bridge shouting and waving muskets in the air, but no British are anywhere to be found.