Millions of Americans have decided they will not abide by any demand they register their firearms – much less surrender them. And are saying so – openly. More than a few local sheriffs have also publicly stated
they will not enforce any such demands. For the first time in living memory, the debate is not fundamentally about which
guns – or how many
guns. It is about whether the government has any business even knowing whether you’ve got guns at all – much less dictating the type you’re allowed
It’s a Rubicon moment – because this idea involves a great deal more than merely firearms. It is an assertion – though not fully conscious, yet – that trampling the rights of any individual because of the actions of another individual is an ethical outrage. Not just the right to keep a gun.