It goes without saying at this point that a Biden/Harris ticket would be a disaster for the 2nd Amendment. There’s little doubt that they would virtually, and maybe literally, abolish the right to bear arms.
The discussion always comes back to “but there’s no way people would give up their guns”. I mean, most people wouldn’t readily give up their guns in an all-out confiscation.
And I don’t think there will be many police officers around the country that would go door-to-door to confiscate guns.
Would the military?
I don’t know. They face a different kind of penalty for disobeying orders.
But as I kept driving through McDonalds on some Saturday mornings I noticed something that "piqued my interest". Have you noticed that little sign that says "Due to a national coin shortage we prefer you use a credit or debit card"?
It got me thinking about our slow move toward a cashless society. We may not be there but we are definitely on the way and it wouldn't take much to get there.
In a cashless society you would be using things such as your phone or cards to pay for everything. All of that data is on record. If you were to eliminate the right to individual gun ownership and wanted to confiscate a large number of guns, all it would really take is frozen assets/accounts of gun owners.
If you had guns registered to your name, you'd either have to turn them in or account for their whereabouts if you wanted to be able to pay your rent, mortgage, heat, food, water bills.
It wouldn't be perfect, of course, but I believe it would get the majority of gun owners to give up their guns in very short order.
Sure, this is just a theory and you could call it a conspiracy theory.
My point is that many of us simply think a repeal of the 2nd Amendment would never be possible because there are too many of us and no police or military folks would want to go door-to-door and risk that much confrontation within their country.
It gives us a sort of false feeling of safety from the issue, but it's actually an archaic way to think about it. There would be no need for a door-to-door confiscation. There are many non-confrontational ways that the government could enforce such an action, thanks to how much insight they have into our personal lives.
The threat is very real and there would be more than one effective way to enforce it.