The gun nuts should have little room to complain about this. How many threats have come from them about watering the tree of liberty, or something much more direct? Then there is their statements that the second amendment deters unjust laws and the removal of freedoms through the overt threat that the people have guns and will shed blood. The whole idea of carrying a weapon is an overt threat. It is supposed to say criminals don't screw with me because i will shoot your ass.
of course, when people bring that up thn comes the bumbling and idiocy as they realize they just made a huge case for them being violent and scary. After that it is either insults, or really bad excuses like they just want a gun to butter their toast and would never shoot someone with it.
this is why no one can get an honest discussion about firearms from the right. i will give you guys the left has it's own problems, but it is like a comedy of errors every time you try to get a guntard into one of these conversations. It normally ends with the guntard making up some insults because they know their own story conflicts itself at almost every turn. It is like the idea of peace through superior firepower. it is a blatant contradiction but they love the concept.
maybe one of the gun people can answer this question. Are you a dangerous threat to the government because you might use your guns to "protect yourself" through deadly force, or are you just a bunch of harmless people who the government should not be concerned about? because if you are the supposed heroes protecting the rights of the free, then you are terrorists using the threat of gun violence to deter and prevent oppressive actions. You also become a threat to the safety of every one around you and deserve to be monitored. If you are not a threat because you would never use your gun for violence, then you don't need much more than a bolt loaded .22 for shooting some cans. make up your minds which story you are going to use, and then stick to it.