It was feared that the Massachusetts gun confiscation was the prototype for confiscation throughout America.
David B. Kopel
December 2, 2011
How the British Gun Control Program Precipitated the American Revolution
[Kopel is referring to incidents in 1775 but the words could have just as easily applied to the late 20th Century.
The people of Massachusetts went to war against their government because of gun control in 1775 yet Massachusetts politicians lead the way for gun controllers of present day. I keep thinking they should be charged with treason but I doubt I could get much traction with that meme.—Joe]