Is surprisingly easy here in Oregon.

I'm from an area where it's nigh-impossible to (legally) purchase a handgun, and besides which I've my entire life been an extremely anti-gun, abolish-the-2nd-amendment type.

I'm a peaceful protestor, a socialist, and generally a hippy peacenik pacifist.

But I've been genuinely worried about what's coming next. It seems increasingly that it's not a question of 'if' but 'when'. The shitshow that undoubtedly awaits us in the coming weeks has me terrified. I hate that this is even a thing I have to think about (and am also aware that my privilege is showing here, thanks). I look forward to the day when I'm able to melt the fucking thing down into something more useful to humanity. But until then.

You don't need a license of any sort here. You just need to be over 21 and pass a (trivial) background check.

So what now, friends?