I have no crystal ball and I'm not clairvoyant. I can, however, read the political signs. The current administration has placed their anti-gun agenda front and center. They're fully committed. If they weren't confident they could win this fight, they wouldn't have so openly committed the full prestige and pride of the President. Some of us underestimated the sophistication of their marketing capabilities in November. Need I say more?
The administration has the means, money and knowhow to mount a powerful disinformation campaign. They also have the full-throated support of most news media.I'm convinced we can win this contest, but it's not gonna be a walk in the park. Folks who sat on the sidelines in November are going to be needed now. We're going to need to work all possible relationships with people from all political viewpoints. The administration will work hard to divide and conquer. Talk to your friends, family, neighbors and fellow workers. Speak calmly and rationally. Be prepared to answer the "why do you need a 30 round magazine" question without becoming defensive. Recount the last 100 year record of government-led atrocities (Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Assad etc.). Explain the historical context and concerns of the founding fathers. There have been lots of threads already on these forums with great information. Let's do our homework and present ourselves well. Sadly, most Americans are historically illiterate. We'll need to find ways to educate without condescending. We need to tell the stories of real people, like those who found themselves helpless before the pogroms and Holocaust in Europe. There are powerful stories from survivors of American riots as well. Truth is our friend.
I'm rolling up my sleeves for a prolonged ideological struggle.