Liberal with a gun locker here. Chiming in from California. I do not trust the US Government any further than I can toss an elephant. I would have to say the danger is at least as real as it ever was. Maybe more so because we imagine ourselves so advanced and civilized. I have experience with "45" before he was a politician. My Dad and I went to a couple of meetings regarding the "Trump Ocean Resort" in Baja Mexico. I have a cousin who was involved with ACN inc. and tried to rope me into the program. These two experiences caused me to learn way more about Trump than I ever wanted to know, and now he is leader of the free world. if you never looked at how Hitler came to power in a Democratic Germany, you might be startled by modern day similarities. Now, that said, here in good old California we have the strictest gun laws in the Nation. Bordering on the absurd. It is illegal to carry a gun in my car unless it is unloaded and in the trunk. Or is a locked box other than the center console or glove box. We have a two week waiting period, and there is a test you must take to demonstrate you are somewhat better than a complete moron, before you can purchase a gun. "Assault weapons" are already outlawed since 1989. So it is (in my opinion) easy to see where either branch of our government can not be given any sort of "trust". The 2nd amendment is not just so we can protect ourselves from each other.