When a python causes a rat to asphyxiate, you know how it does it? I learned this from a biology teacher in high school. It wraps around the rat and squeezes. The rat can lock its diaphragm, but eventually it has to unlock it to try to inhale. When this happens, the python contracts around the rat a little more, squeezing even more air out of its lungs. Repeat until you have a dead rat.
This is what the gun grabbers will do if they can’t get outright immediate confiscation. It’s their strategy, as is obvious from their actions, and, when they think no one’s paying attention, their explicit words.
Is the metaphor clear, Mr. President?
Listen: The Second Amendment is MORE important than the First, because without the Second, the government will just ignore the Constitution, laugh at us, and say, “What are you going to do about it, you powerless, helpless slaves?”
(We’re never really totally powerless, but we’re a hell of a lot more empowered when we have something closer to weapons parity with the would-be totalitarians.)
And remember: The Left will always hate you no matter what you do. The Right, the real right, adores you, as long as you do the right thing.
There is no percentage in caving on this. THERE NEVER IS ANY PERCENTAGE IN CAVING ON ANYTHING, WITH THE LEFT.