The Digital Gulag For Gun Owners

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

Matt Bracken.

I believe that Team Tyranny won’t have to do much door-to-door gun confiscation. I think that a few show-piece gun confiscation raids using overwhelming force at 4AM (that are designed for network TV audiences) will be sufficient. Instead, they’ll just send citizens a notice by text, email and registered snail-mail that they already know what newly-illegal guns they possess. This list will be based on AI programs scraping and data-mining your social media history, credit card purchases, and all past FFL sales records, which surely will be collected as part of the new law.

All of this information will be knitted together much the way that the IRS does business. I borrowed this paradigm from “Old Curmudgeon” on a Free Republic thread: “Have you noticed how the IRS manages to enforce the tax laws? Every taxable transaction is documented by multiple parties so that one party’s failure to report will be revealed by the another party’s paperwork. Then the person who violated the tax law is made an example of, a horrible example, causing reasonable people to be very afraid of the IRS. They will use a similar method to end gun ownership.”

And don’t think for a minute that they won’t get all the gun sales records, once they pass their “Emergency Measures To Prevent Domestic Terrorism Act.”

So how will they plan to separate you from your now-illegal guns? You’ll be notified that next Thursday at 9AM is your designated time to appear at a certain address, perhaps your local police station, or perhaps a big-box store parking lot, with said newly-illegal firearms and ammo magazines. Current Covid vaccine distribution gives them a model for this new system. Instead of going to get a Covid shot, you’ll be going to turn in the newly banned guns on the list.

Many people will refuse to do so. A week later, they will be totally disappeared from social media. Digitally disappeared. This makes it hard to complain about your treatment.

If you send an email about your situation to your local news station, they will automatically get a warning email just ahead of yours, or your email will be contained inside of a red flashing “warning box.” This is how the CCP keeps the comrades in line in Communist China. ChiCom programmers are already working with silicon valley to get Team Tyranny, both government and private sector, up to speed on these protocols.

You’ll get more official warnings to turn in the newly illegal guns that they know you have. Serial numbers won’t matter much, they’ll have your own prior social media “confessions,” along with those proud pictures you posted at the range, along with your credit card history, etc. You bought ten P-Mags, a chest rig, a “drop-in” trigger and a new buffer spring? They know you have an AR. And you can assume that the sales records of FFL dealers will all be collected under the new “emergency” gun control law.

You still won’t comply? You’re doxed at work. Your company “can’t take the risk” of employing you after they get secret back-channel warnings from the DHS. You and your wife the school teacher or nurse will be unemployed. How are you going to pay your mortgage? Your kids’ tuition bill? Your car payment? Again, as a DHS-suspected “domestic terror threat” you can’t get the local news to touch the story.

Next step: your ATM card is frozen. Then your credit cards. Then your bank drops you. Still a hard case? Your electricity arrives intermittently. Then it stops altogether. Then your water is cut off. The local news will still not touch your story, since they have been warned about the dangerous domestic terror threat from people like you.

If this obtained, I suspect it would catalyze an entirely new set of problems for the controllers that would be both magnificent and terrible in its dreadfulness.

Remember unintended consequences.  And remember that there are multiple hundreds of millions of guns in America.


Comments

  1. On March 3, 2021 at 2:39 am, Don said:

    I hope that you are right, but given the number of people obeying the mask edicts, I have my doubts about any resistance to the confiscations. In this area(Cincinnati, OH), even the local gun stores are converged. I have no doubt that most of them will be glad to turn over their lists to anyone that asks for them.
    I’m not quite ready to take my collection to a local swap meet and see what I can get for them, but I’m getting close.
    My wife, whose faith is much stronger than mine, is praying for either the Rapture or the return of Jesus. I hope so, but I’m trying to be more practical.

  2. On March 3, 2021 at 2:40 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    The cancellation of people’s savings, credit cards, employment and all of the rest of the so-called “social credit score” amount to a declaration of war against the people by the ruling class. If/when the powers-that-be elect to pursue such an option, they – and we – will have well-and-truly crossed the proverbial Rubicon. There will no longer be any hiding of their intentions or their methods. Their agenda will be visible in the light of day, for all to see. And all of the ramifications thereof.

    No sane person, least of all your humble correspondent, wishes such actions to come to pass, but these are anything but sane times in which we live.

  3. On March 3, 2021 at 8:58 am, Drew in Michigan said:

    @ Georgiaboy61
    Very well said, succinct!

  4. On March 3, 2021 at 11:17 am, Sisu said:

    @Don – Sounds like everyone I have ever worked with who hails from Ohio. Walking contradictions between what they say they stand for and what they are willing to do.

    @Georgiaboy61 – Has (I believe) a fuller understanding of the risks. Though I suspect the adverse consequence is initially crashing the illusion of a healthy economy, and alienating many LEO and other government workers. …

    Additionally, I suspect that once the “law & order” crowd realizes that the government (every level) is actually “illegitimate” the creative “American spirit” will innovate with “workarounds” not limited to barter, “transaction laundering” through real and “false identities”, … and the “system will fail”, the country will become “Balkanized”, and “elites” will discover what “intolerance” really looks like.

  5. On March 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm, Fred said:

    Many thousands have already had their weapons seized in Mr. Braken’s own home state under Red Flag orders. Why doesn’t he solve his local problems first before selling me future fiction about a hopeless outcome?

    Bloggers and other writers (there are many) who won’t face the grim reality of their own state’s authoritarianism, and do the hard work locally to fix it, but instead are telling me what I should do, aren’t serving in the most honest and helpful capacity that they could.

  6. On March 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm, Ned said:

    I agree with Don. Just by virtue of the mask mandates and the Karls and Karens that gleefully chase non-maskers down and shriek and gnash their teeth regarding the people who took Fauci’s advice to not wear a mask – I’d say the question of how today’s American public would comply with the fuhrer’s orders in Nazi Germany has been satisfactorily answered.

    Although I saw a guy dutifully wearing a bandanna Bandito mask outside of Home Depot opining that the American public would not fall for a psyop.

    Guessing it would probably be a low percentage that wouldn’t beat their feet to comply under this scenario.

  7. On March 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm, George said:

    @Fred;

    Maybe you should have read the whole article at the website linked to Bracken’s name before rushing to judgement or maybe Herschel should have included Bracken’s last paragraph for guys like you:

    ” Do I know for a fact that this is how Team Tyranny will enforce an American gun ban? No. But it’s worth considering, at least more than just saying “they don’t have enough door kickers!”

    They won’t need many door kickers. The Digital Gulag might be enough.”

    Matt was NOT trying to tell you what to do. He was trying to paint a picture of what can happen is very likely to happen. In today’s age when all information is tied together by computer, they do not need to kick every door in. They only need to make it impossible for you to continue to live.

  8. On March 3, 2021 at 5:58 pm, Jack said:

    Pray, they crank the screws more.
    This ends one of two ways.
    Us or Them
    Your choice

  9. On March 3, 2021 at 6:14 pm, Fred said:

    What’s the difference in being shot and bleeding out making it impossible to live, and taking your ability to gather sustance making it impossible to live? Nothing. It’s war. Siege warfare, even by digital means is still seige warfare. They can make it illigal to live if they want. War is not crime. War is war.

  10. On March 3, 2021 at 6:20 pm, SGT.BAG said:

    The War on Guns will be as successful as the War on Drugs…….

  11. On March 3, 2021 at 7:07 pm, Backwoods Engineer said:

    I agree with Fred above: this is merely siege warfare by other means.

    Also, if the Deep State takes away our means of supporting our families, they might just find that there are a suddenly a LOT of armed, trained men with NOTHING TO LOSE. They don’t want to start a war with armed men who have nothing to lose.

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