Now, if TEOTWAWKI happens, none of this will matter
On the other hand, if it doesn’t, I think I have an explanation for all of the anti 2A movement. Since the 30′s, if not earlier, the left has been trying to take away our guns. The left is, and always has been to at least some extent, socialist. And, as such, they have always wanted to take control of all phases of our lives.
Now we look at the reason for the creation of this nation, and the purposes of the 2A as written by the Founders. “When in the course of human events…”, “The tree of liberty…”, and so on. The fact that no tyrant may long rule an armed nation, that sort of thing, and the quote from the USSR/ACLU about using our own laws against us. And Admiral Yamamoto’s observation about “a rifle behind every blade of grass”.
How do you rewrite a law, or make a new law over riding the first? You make it acceptable to the populace. 1934 was pushing it pretty hard, as it in itself it was a direct violation of the intent of the 2A. The idea of the 2A was EXACTLY combative weaponry be protected. Not a whole lot better tool for building clearing or trench warfare than a sawed off shotgun or rifle. Automatic weapons are brilliant for that sort of thing as well. You can have them, of course, but only if they are registered and very carefully controlled so the government knows right where they are.
They waited a few years until the NFA34 was considered normal life as this generation knew it. Then came “Oswald”, then came “Whitman”, then came GCA68. Now weapons were no longer easily available, they had to be put on paper in at least the gunshop, records had to be maintained for years on end. Why? So that when the government decided to come get them, they’d have a paper trail to follow. They now want to have private transactions recorded so that weapons can’t be sold to other private citizens without the continuation of that paper trail. And they use stuff like this horrorshow from Friday to make it acceptable to the public.
The animal that did this had been identified as unstable. He couldn’t get firearms legally. So he kills his mother and takes hers. So now if you have anyone you know that might be unstable in your family, YOU won’t be able to get or keep a firearm in your home. Just watch for that to hit the news.