Yeah, it was just part of their normal philosophy: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
They saw an opportunity and seized upon it. Small increments like this are what will eventually topple the republic. As stupid as it may sound to those who are not entirely awake, it’s the small steps towards the eradication of our rights that mirrors every other country out there who have fallen to tyrannical regimes.
The chipping away will pop up in many forms:
1) It’s for the kids
2) It’s for the safety of the public
3) You don’t NEED that, so you won’t be allowed to have it
4) That item has no sporting purpose
5) Civilian ownership of any firearm in the U.S. threatens the legitimate power monopoly of the state. (okay, this one is a little more obvious)
No one notices when the rat steals a bite of cheese instead of taking the whole thing.
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson