The American Civil War II

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When a socialist American government votes to repeal the second amendment thirteen states threaten to leave the union.

Submitted: May 21, 2018

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Submitted: May 21, 2018



The American Civil War II

The second American Civil War started soon after the American Socialist party, often referred to as the “Bernnies”, won overwhelming victories in the 2040 elections.  They did this by uniting three collations. The largest was the group of voters that was under the age of seventeen during the 2016 election. Their age group now constituted the largest group of voters in the country. Although they couldn’t vote then, many of them of them had wanted either Clinton or Sanders to win. They had run on the Sanders platform and more. They claimed that it was now “their turn”.  The second collation was the 87 million Hispanic voters that gave them 65% of their votes.  Carrying them over the top were the 8o million black voters that gave them 80% of their votes.

Most of the newly elected politicians were members of the generation that was in high school in 2018. That was the year that some of them became famous for speaking out for gun control and marching to Washington after the Florida Parkland High school shooting took seventeen lives. It was the event that changed their lives and focused their attention on gun control. As the incidence of school and terrorist shootings increased over the following years they came to the conclusion that all guns must be confiscated from the public, that only government forces should be allowed to carry weapons. The second amendment had to be repealed. An amendment to repeal it was passed by two-thirds of both houses of congress. It was then necessary for at least thirty eight states to ratify it before was repealed.

Texas, with more than six hundred thousand registered gun holders (more than 21 per capita,) was the first state to threaten secession if the amendment to repeal was passed. California was the state with the second largest number of registered gun owners. Its legislature heartily endorsed the amendment, causing many of its counties to threaten to break away from the state if the amendment was passed. Wyoming, with more than 230 guns per capita, was next to threaten secession.

Speeches were made by congressmen saying that they would not be intimidated by the states, and attempted secession would be met with force.  The vote on the amendment was scheduled to be taken the following April. At least thirteen states would have to vote against it to stop it. Thirteen states had 59% of the registered guns in the United States, but California was one of them.

Texas took the lead in organizing the states needed to halt the ratification of the amendment. It was immediately decided not to count on California even though many of its citizens would probably have wanted a no vote. It was well established that the California legislature seldom did what many of the citizens wanted. The other twelve states that had the most registered guns were spread out all across the country, from Arizona and Wyoming in the West to the four southernmost states in the South, and up the Southeast coast. The other states were Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.

A convention was held to organize a united front against the amendment. South Carolina and Maryland, both states with more than one hundred thousand registered gun owners, were also invited to attend to insure a majority. Only South Carolina accepted.  The corrupt Obama Justice Department of 2016 was the main focus of the convention. The spying on the Trump campaign, the years of unwarranted investigations by the government in search of a crime to punish Trump with and the abusive tactics of the FBI were all rehashed. There was no way they were going to give up their weapons to the Federal government. Let them try to take them!  It was decided that each of the fifteen states present would hold an election requiring a majority of the citizens of each state to approve a no vote on the proposed amendment. When the ballots were counted Illinois, Ohio and Maryland declined to vote against the amendment, leaving only twelve states against it.

The twelve states reconvened to review the situation. They had tried unsuccessfully to convince one more states to join them. Defeat was inevitable. They appealed to the Supreme Court. They stated that the country was founded on the promise that its citizens would always have the right to own weapons. The court refused to hear their case. With no other recourse left, they declared that they would leave the union if the amendment was passed.

The President responded immediately. He said that no state could succeed from the Union, it was settled law. President Lincoln and the Civil War had established that fact. Any attempt to do so would be met with force. He ordered the military to prepare for the possibility of enforcing the law against the twelve rebellious states. The gun registration records of the twelve states were given to the army. Legal notices were prepared to be sent to all of the registered owners telling them where and when to turn in their weapons. They would be mailed out the day after the amendment was passed.

The states responded by calling up their national guards to protect their borders. A Texas entrepreneur created a T-shirt stating “YOU CAN TAKE MY GUNS FROM MY COLD DEAD BODY!” and sold millions of them over the internet. Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the twelve states volunteered to support their National Guard on their border, bringing their own weapons.  As the day of voting on the amendment drew near, the anxiety became overwhelming. Nobody wanted war, but there seemed to be no way to avoid it. Soldiers discussed among themselves what they would do if ordered to fire on American citizens. Many of them had family or friends living in the rebellious states. Thousands of them signed documents saying that they would not open fire against American citizens. The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff told the President that he could not assure him that the army would obey orders to attack their own citizens, and that he would resign before giving that order. Everyone was desperately looking for a way out of the dilemma.

California had forty million citizens. 20% of them were gun owners, and avid voters. They sent eight million e-mails to their legislature stating that they would vote to break California up into six separate states if California voted to ratify the amendment. After considering what this would do the  California University system, the disputes that would be fought over water rights, the state pension funding and other state wide problems, they started to reconsider supporting the amendment. When someone pointed out that they would in effect become powerless if the state split up, they decided unanimously not to support the amendment. The Los Angeles Times and other liberal media were easily persuaded to follow their lead. When the issue was put to a vote the majority of voters voted against repeal. The unlikely result was that one of the most liberal sates in the country became the thirteenth state to vote against repeal and saved the Union, for the time being.

The “Bernies” still controlled all three divisions of the Federal government, and they were furious. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was replaced with a more compliant General. The solders that refused orders were court martialed, and ways to punish the twelve rebelling states were debated. California was exempted because it was a very liberal state and had only done what was necessary for them to continue to exist.

The other twelve states kept their national guards at their borders for the remainder of the American Socialist party’s term. They were voted out of office after their first term and replaced by Republicans and Democrats who immediately began opposing each other in every possible manner.  It wasn’t long before serious proposals were made concerning the “red” states leaving the union.

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