This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.
On this issue, the President and I differ. You cannot take guns from people without due process. It may be a slight difference between what the President said and what Constitutionalists believe. I understand the President wants to get guns and other weapons out of the hands of the mentally disturbed and criminals. What we need to do is expedite the due process, not reverse the order of due process. See the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.