Bob Owens: “What you’ll see in the rebellion”

This is the first time I have seen anyone discuss this scenario. He pretty much has it right, too. It doesn’t end well. From his blog:

Let me explain, gun grabbers, how your confiscatory fantasy plays out. Let us imagine for a moment that a sweeping gun control bill similar to the one currently suggested is passed by the House and Senate, and signed into law by a contemptuous President.

Perhaps 50-100 million firearms currently owned by law-abiding citizens will become contraband with the stroke of a pen. Citizens will either register their firearms, or turn them in to agents of the federal government, or risk becoming criminals themselves. Faced with this choice, millions will indeed register their arms. Perhaps as many will claim they’ve sold their arms, or had them stolen. Suppose that as many as 200-250 million weapons of other types will go unregistered.

Tens of millions of Americans will refuse to comply with an order that is clearly a violation of the explicit intent of the Second Amendment. Among the most ardent opposing these measures will be military veterans, active duty servicemen, and local law enforcement officers.”

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11 Responses to Bob Owens: “What you’ll see in the rebellion”

  1. Uke says:

    Scary, but as accurate as any assessment.

    Honestly, the anti-gun crowd must really think these things through:
    -Do they honestly think that gun owners would go quietly?
    -Do they honestly think that the combined might of our military/guard/police could (and would) wage this war against its citizenry… and win?

    The rebellion doesn’t necessarily “win”; as Bob noted, a power vacuum and (another) dictatorship might very well result. However, in NO scenario that I can imagine do the feds (and their loyalists) win this war. Hundreds of millions of privately owned firearms and a large contingent of the people still fiercely loyal to the Constitution ensures this.


    Sidenote: Do you think they would conduct their war against the rebels in a manner to “win their hearts and minds”? 😛

  2. notamobster says:

    Jim – truly terrifying. Even more terrifying, to me, is the thought of America being stripped of her liberty & left a shriveled and loathsome shell of her former self. A nation whose people neither know, nor understand the liberty they once had, through a government which feared them.

    Long Live The Resistance!

    Long Live The Resistance!

    🙂 Uke – “Hearts & minds” a guaranteed ticket to nowhere. It works for communist insurgency. We’ve seen evidence to the contrary for larger invading forces.

    Besides, the logical divide which must be gapped for those people to win my heart or my mind, would prevent them from going any further than talking about trampling my rights, to begin with.

  3. Jim22 says:

    As I mentioned, this is the first time I’ve seen anyone publicly talk through the ramifications of an attempt to confiscate guns. Owens probably has the numbers about right.

    What worries me is the number of bloggers who seem to salivate over the possibility of an armed insurrection in the United States. Anyone who has actually seen warfare would not desire a return to it. The notion that small groups of revolutionaries could succeed in any way against the forces of the US military is so fatally flawed that it’s … I don’t know… dreaming, I guess.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      When the British declared war on Spain in 1727, the British people rejoiced at the news. They decorated their houses, lit bonfires, and rang bells as if some great good fortune had befallen the country. “They may ring their bells now,” said British Prime Minister Robert Walpole sadly, “but they will soon be wringing their hands.” He was right.

      Only a damned fool wishes for war. To do so is idiocy.

      They are fools. Pray that it doesn’t happen.

  4. Ray Davies says:

    I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution Of The United States, and, I hope, I never have to do it again, except by word of mouth.If it becomes necessary to take up arms against those who would destroy our Country I will again. I pray to God I will never have to raise a gun in anger again. I ‘m still paying for when my government asked me to go to war,and that was 40 years ago.

    • notamobster says:

      I agree with all of you. It’s frightening that something so horrific can be not-only on the horizon, but welcomed by so many thoughtless people.

      I’ll keep my oath and preserve my God-given rights with whatever means become required. The outcome of this situation is wholly dependent upon the actions of those who would, or would not, seek to destroy our constitution.

  5. serfer62 says:

    Its 1773 again!
    King George & his evil parliment have taken over Washington DC
    Taxation without representation
    The TEA boxes are at the wharf
    Concord & Lexington are just down the road

  6. thebronze says:

    If you’re reading this, YOU are the Resistance.

  7. BigJimTX says:

    I am the resistance.