The anti-gun, anti-liberty bigots have lost; they just don't know it yet. They will keep trying to pass more anti-gun "laws", and they will probably succeed. And it won't matter. Guns are here to stay.
Zip guns and pipe guns are easily made. Real guns can even be made by Pakistani villagers.
And before long, guns might even be printable in your own home. Outlaw 3D printed guns, and they will happen anyway because 3D printers are not going away- they will only get more common and better.
Outlaw all guns in "private hands" and cops/military will sell guns to supplement their pay. It has always happened everywhere guns are banned. Or desperate people will steal guns and ammo from those allowed to have and use them, even (or especially) if they have to kill the Registered Liberty Offenders in order to steal the guns.
You'll know when they realize they have lost the gun ban game when they really step up the fight against ammunition. You see hints that some of them are starting to wake up to their loss when they start talking about anti-ammunition or reloading "laws" or "taxes".
And they may actually be able to pull off a "bullet ban". The components are too hard to make at home for most people. Not impossible; home gun powder labs could spring up just as easily as home meth labs. But I think the cost per round would be prohibitive- I could be wrong about that. Perhaps 3D printers can help here, too.
So, to my way of thinking, the long-term solution is to invent (or perfect) effective guns that do not require gun powder, brass/metal cases, primers, or metal projectiles to function- all things that few can manufacture at home in sufficient quantity.
The one thing "they" have no control over (and don't dare try too hard to get more) in any real way is electronics. It's too large a part of the "Bread and Circuses" for them to tamper in that realm too much. Cut off people's iPods, TVs, and cell phones and you'd anger the "sheeple" beyond their patience. At least, I believe so.
So, what do you have available? Lasers. Electron beams/directed energy. Rail guns and other magnetic pulse systems. It is my firm belief that the real "gun rights" advances will be made when cartridges become just one option among several.
Wouldn't it be fun to invent a small electronic package to fire some form of energy that could be fit inside a .38SP or larger case, and be activated by the strike of a firing pin- and which could be recharged to be used over and over again? Wouldn't even need new gun designs and the "old ammo" would still function in the weapon. Point of aim would be different, though.
Just something to think about if you have the skills, imagination, and talent to pursue this train of thought. Succeed and you will be a hero right up there with John Moses Browning or Samuel Colt.
Added: Maybe the solution is as simple as airguns. They have been around a long time. Although, I would like to see something concealable and POWERFUL.
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