The truth of the matter is people have their constitutional rights infringed upon on a daily basis. As long as they are isolated incidents that get a reaction from the public and get laws changed/amended with proper reparations to the injured parties and reprimand/punishment to the person(s) involved, it's not a bad thing it's how our government and legal system work. That being said when it stops being isolated and becomes systematic we need to be concerned. The problem is its hard to tell where the change is until its to late.
If the gov. does something that we perceive as wrong non-constitutional we need to say something to let the leaders know that we are watching and we are drawing a line in the sand right here and now. Political pressure by the sounds of it forced the Iowa Nat Guard to change their plans that's good the time they don't bow to overwhelming public pressure is the time to be concerned.
Do we need to be paranoid YES, should we be stockpiling firearms and ammo MAYBE, should we be planning for armed resistance NOT YET, should we be inundating our state legislators, governors, attorney generals, senators, representatives, the president and even the news media with our concerns about the direction of our country YES
The thing to remember is all these people are just that people they may be part of the evil socialist plot, the girl scouts or the dark side of the force. But they are people and they will look out for themselves first. If we put up a show of political force they want to get reelected and not have to give up their cushy gov. jobs. Look what results happened with the Wyoming Reciprocity thread, some determined individuals that don't even live in the state made a positive change.
We need to stop being reactive and wringing our hand and worrying about the future and work on changing the future by being proactive.
Lets hammer the NRA, GOA and others to work with friendly politician to get some preemption laws passed to protect our rights.
That's my vent I'll get of my