MountainBiker, I think that the gradual implementation has been tried and has had some problems. Not to say they will not try again and on many fronts. There problem is the internet, the cellphone that the two send information and videos to fast and the word gets out to everyone. They have tried gun control little by little to control which guns they can outlaw but they have had problems with that too. Even the Executive Orders are having problems now and may not work the way O thought.
That is why I see a grid down and they blame ISIS or someone else and try to take control by saying we need marshal law to protect everyone. This would make it a little easier but there will be many that will know better.