The Event Horizon for efforts to retain the Second Amendment against the relentless efforts of the political left to emasculate or remove it has changed.
I know of no better example than brilliant gun writer Oleg Volk's blog.
Read the last (summary) paragraph in this post (the final sentence will suffice):
"The opium pipe dreams of the “restoration of the Republic” through another revolution are best left for those who don’t much value a connection to reality."
Now, fast forward almost 6 months to just a few days ago:
"We are at war with those who would disarm us. (Snip) Our chances of fighting back effectively diminish with every concession we make."
Yep, getting into a fight for your survival changes your event horizon. We're not in a shooting war just yet, but the chance that somewhere in the USA, a shooting war will soon break out is getting better by the day. I'm fairly sure that every day, POTUS Obama calmly re-evaluates his chances of removing the threat to his agenda that is the Second Amendment, and so far, he has doubled down against his Constitution at every evaluation of this fight's worth to him and the Left. I analyze the fight he's bringing to eliminate the Second Amendment as an indication of his plans, and the fight that defenders of the Constitution such as myself are bringing every day as an indication of our countervailing resolve. In no previous attack on the Second Amendment has the Left stayed in the fight this long, nor have they previously coalesced around the fierce determination they now demonstrate to end our enumerated freedoms and give their Leftist President a carte-blanche to convert the USA to a dictatorship of the Left.
The Left hasn't blinked, and it doesn't look likely that they will, because the attack is being carried not only by the Feds, but also by every Democratic Party operative in every Statehouse across the land. The particular objective common to the fight is to gut the Second by restricting the right to own and carry militia-capable weapons. That is the common thread of the Federal and State/local efforts by the Left.
What is the next "double-down tactic" when the Left gets stalled in the Congress? I have no doubt in my mind that some sort of event will "happen" that POTUS Obama will use as a lever to grant himself extraordinary, un-Constitutional power, and suspend the Bill of Rights, in total, or maybe just the First and Second Amendments during the "emergency".
My best guess for this "triggering event"? The North Koreans will shoot some missiles next week, and our forces will say that they appeared to be not tests, but hostile shots, and we will fire on their missiles, killing at least one of them. We will then be in a shooting war with the Norks, and the POTUS will declare himself a wartime prexy and present "evidence" of Nork "infiltration" of the USA, and list his suspension of the Bill of Rights. The aggression of the Norks will never affect the mainland USA, but the suspension of the Bill of Rights will happen anyway.