One thing that has been kind of fun for me has been watching some of the people I met when I first got on the internet become "kinda a big deal" in the years since then. And, I've only been online for 12 years. I can only imagine what those who were around at the beginning have seen.
I suspect the near future belongs to the copsuckers. I hope not for too long. But there are a majority of people who have a religious devotion and need to believe in the goodness of The State. Even when they hate what it does, they believe if only "the right people" are in charge, things would be fine. This will keep leading to "wacky fun", until the piper demands to be paid.
Not one new law is ever needed for any problem. Never. I have observed problem after problem, and I can see how to solve most of them without adding one "law"; they are are almost universally created by "laws" in the first place- and those that can't be solved by getting rid of "laws" probably are just a fact of life that can't be solved- yet.
It's time to stop focusing on "laws" further violating the right to own and to carry arms. Let's take it back to the root. I'm against the machine gun, silencer, and sawed-off shotgun "bans".