Guys...whether we like it or not, firearms laws and ownership is not going to get any better or easier as time goes by.
The anti's.....bleeding hearts.......tree huggers.......warm and fuzzy, touchy feely do gooders........and any other minority who feels like jumping on the band wagon.....will slowly but surely chip away at what all of us consider to be our right...that of firearm ownership.
It is an unfortunate fact of life.
One of my mates calls it death by a thousand cuts.
The Govt introduces a small, but significant, law and that is the first step. From there it is a fairly simple matter for them to enact more and more because the precedent has been set. Then you get the problem we have over here...a law gets passed that allows the Police, not the Politicians, to amend the Firearms Laws by changing a Regulation, and NOBODY, not even the stakeholders, gets a say in it, another "cut". Then there is the submission to Govt put forward by an Anti Politician (usually a small insignificant individual in the big scheme of things) that gets through because it is not a "big thing"...another "cut". However tagged onto this submission, and gets passed at the same time, is a long list of things that can be activated with the stroke of a pen...no debate or warning....many more "cuts" lying in wait. This happened with duck hunting where I live. Duck hunting was outlawed for, I believe, environmental reasons ...however tacked onto the end of this submission was the name of every conceivable animal that could be hunted. They were not activated, but they can be at any time without any warning. A victory for the anti hunting groups and ultimately the anti firearms groups as well.
The only way I can see that we can lock in place our right to firearm ownership is to get enough pro firearms people into Govt so that realistic laws can be enacted. Either that or a revolution...and the honest law abiding folks amongst us will never do that.