Well, folks, strangely enough, Tom Teepen took the time to write back, even if it was something of a form letter, I think. Here it is:
"Thank you for reading the NRA column and for your comments. A quick aside: I believe the 2nd Amendment refers to a right to bear arms -- not a right to bear every firearm, of whatever purpose or power, that someone can come up with and market." -- Tom Teepen
And so, of course, I wrote back:
re: Your cognitively dissonant reply & Clintonian Rules
Yeah, I got that. But you still haven't answered the question of what you will do when we start resisting your advocated seizures of our property and liberty with defensive violence. Own up to the unintended consequences of your own actions and don't extrapolate ours from your own cowardice. Just because YOU wouldn't resist an oppressive government doesn't mean we wouldn't. Surely you can admit THAT possibility?
What, then, will you do if after the first few dozen (hundred, thousand) of us are dead in your confiscation raids if the survivors decide to play by Bill Clinton's rules?
If the boy writes back, I'll let you know, although I doubt it. That would require more thought along unpleasant lines than such people are comfortable with.