the conversation turned towards firearms and I wanted WMD's opinion of this. First of all everyone jokes that we are heading towards being more and more like the UK, including firearms laws (jokes in the manner of "most truths are said in jest.") It seems that ranges are closing and the number of gun owners is shrinking. In some respects it seems we face a movement as powerful as the tides, even if it is slow against gun ownership. At some point it seems likely that too few people will care and further regulations will be a non-issue, simply ignoring the vocal minority. So here is where it got odd, but I had trouble refuting the argument. As a gun owner and a hunter my coworker would like to see Obama attempt a complete ban with confiscation of firearms (note: attempt not carry out.) His logic was simple, the footing of the firearm community is the best it is going to be for the foreseeable future, "tomorrow another grandfather will die and his family will sell his firearms cheap at an estate sale to be rid of them, not future generation will be introduced to the hobby," also at this current time there might be enough intelligent people outside of the firearms community to realize this would be more than firearms this would be a private property issue. He believes that the more time that passes before such a confrontation takes place the less likely the firearms community is likely to win. So what does WMD think? The only argument I could come up with off of the top of my head was that he is assuming that such a confrontation is inevitable, be in next year with Obama or 90 years down the road.