Yes, yes, and yes.
Dabamma and his ilk are very aware of the recent run in firearms purchaces. They see the polls and they know that any gun bans enacted on the federal level are going to cause some significant loses, like the democrates saw in after 1994.
It appears that the way around this is treaties. If Dabamma enters into a "agreement" with the UN or something like "The North American Union" it could have serious consequences on our rights without congress even having to vote.
Their does seam to be some grey area with treaties having to be ratified by the senate, but "agreements" seams to be very confusing.
A while back surplus military brass was being held from the civilian market, a couple of senators, including the two from Montana got the ball rolling on having that reversed.
California is back up to their ammo rationing scheme, and the mainstream media as usual is "asleep" on all these firearms/ammo issues.
I have to admit things did not deteriorate as I feared they would, but things are lined up to go bad in heartbeat as soon as the driveby media gets a couple "jucy" stories to report on.
Join the NRA, watch Fox news(they aren't great, but it's the best we got), and alternative media such as World Net Daily, Drudge Report, are pretty good reporting stuff the mainstream media ignors. If you do that you'll be in pretty good shape in keeping up on most things.
It is encouraging that more and more Canadians are seeing what's going on.
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