This isn't going to be popular...and the timing is bad. For that I apologize. I mean no disrespect to the officers who have died, or the people who have been impacted. It's just that I have to make sure I get this out.
I'd like to point out that ONE person did Dallas (apparently).
Even before this, they thought it was only 2-3. Not 80,000,000, not 1,000,000, not 100,000, not 10,000...1. One person to kill five, and incapacitate 6 more, and gridlock an entire city. How many millions of dollars spent on it? How much infrastructure damage? What kind of continuing impact from it?
One man did that.
To all those who have argued with me that citizens could never stage a revolution...one man did that in a matter of minutes.
What happens when there is more than one? What happens when they have a month to plan instead of hours or days? What happens if there ARE 100,000 because of a seriously abusive law (like banning a significant subset of firearms), that can communicate and coordinate over an entire year? There are only a million law enforcement officers in the country, so if each of 100,000 fighters drops 11 like this guy did the entire national police force would be destroyed in about 5 minutes.
Besides which, I guarantee you something like a semi-auto ban would get WAY more than 100,000 up in arms (literally). You'd be looking at millions at least. Even just a more restrictive AWB that included confiscations or made possession illegal would get more than that.
Folks, I don't support what was done, but I understand the psychology/sociology/political science/history of WHY it was done, and I assure you that if people keep disenfranchising others and abusing citizen rights (rather YOU think it should be a right or not) you're going to have a night that makes Dallas look like a frat prank. If nothing else this proves just how easy it would be.