How can I continue to socialize with people who want to legally discriminate against people I care about in the name of religion? Increasingly I can't.
The US is a representative, constitutional democracy and a federalist republic. What does government oppression (aka tyranny) look like in such a government?
Gun-rights activists love to claim that they're members of the unorganized militia until you point out to them that the Constitution doesn't make any distinction between the organized and unorganized militia and that Article I, Section 8 explicitly grants Congress the right to organize, arm, and discipline the militia.