Reader Steve Cañón writes:
Many comments made by readers on TTAG seems to indicate that too many gun owners are fighting the last war. “Assault weapons” bans, bump stock prohibitions, registration, etc. Many expect the ever-increasing gun control laws in this country to eventually result in and armed, kitted-up special teams going through neighborhoods, house-to-house, kicking-in doors and ransacking residences to find and confiscate firearms.
That results in cries molon labe, vows not to comply, and the requisite railing about patriots, non-patriots and what to do with public officials who don’t live up to their duty to uphold and protect the Constitution. Others think most Americans will go quietly, giving up their guns. The whole thing usually devolves into internecine keyboard warfare amongst presumptive allies.
But wait, there’s more. Much more.
There are stealthier threats to our Second Amendment rights that most gun owners aren’t seeing. They pay attention to direct attacks in the form of new gun control laws. But if we’re not careful, we could be outflanked by forces that would impose an irreversible victory on the political front that just could change politics as we have known it.
While you’re distracted by social media background checks and “red flag” laws and issuing calls for secession and breaking up existing states, the anti-Constitution, anti-gun guerrilla team is looking to create new states, too. But they’re a lot more likely to succeed.
The leftists are moving to enact statehood for Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. (to be called Washington-Douglass). Those two new states would be thoroughly and permanently “blue,” with two senators each, of course. Such a result would shift the balance in the Senate and could forever end the ability of Republicans (or any pro-constitution party) to gain control in the upper chamber again. And remember…that’s where judicial appointments are vetted and confirmed.
The bottom line? The imagined, planned-for, frontal assaults on gun owners — “assault weapons bans,” registration and house-to-house confiscations — make for an excellent diversionary tactic, while the flanks are rolled-up by maneuvering groups sealing off escape routes for gun owners.
If you think court packing (already being contemplated by Democrats and other leftists) is a threat to Second Amendment rights, “state packing” — adding two new sure-to-be-blue stars to the flag — would be orders of magnitude worse for the right to keep and bear arms in the United States
Beware being suckered by the bright shiny object that’s waived in your face. The battlespace is not one-dimensional.