We've posted a story or three about this topic in recent weeks. Now Reuters chimes in as well.
(Personal note: I have dealt with Reuters personally on several occasions, beginning during my head-butting with the brand new DHS more than a decade ago - Reuters has less Intellectual Honesty than even the WN racist F*cks posing as III)
In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, when so many people were running around predicting a new AWB that would make Clinton's treason look like AA ball, and that door-to-door raiding parties were imminent, we offered the assessment that no such moves would be made on the Federal level, for many reasons. We predicted a renewed gun control push in Blue States - and that happened. We predicted and warned of a serious, well-financed bureaucratic push to dramatically broaden the 'Prohibited Persons' lists, especially using mental illness as a premise. That happened, big time. That continues even now.
What you are witnessing now with DoJ and other Marxist assets is the next phase of tangible action against their ideological enemies. The last 150-plus years of moving the country Left and laying the ground to ostracize supporters of Natural and Constitutional Rights has now reached a point, at least in the minds of most politicians, bureaucrats and their voting blocks, that large-scale physical action will be tolerated by most and cheered by a significant percentage in America.
They intend to metaphorically (and in some cases literally) begin filling the boxcars.
They are prepping for Hunting Season on you right now. They will escalate their Direct Action significantly before the winners of the next election are sworn into office.
There are people in elected office right now who want their names attached to the purge of 'Right Wing Extremists'.
Normalcy Bias may stand between you and them. In that case, you will lose - brilliantly.