To what extent have Democrats eroded gun rights / religious freedom – post WW II?

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This article quotes Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) as saying

“Now they’re talking about going door-to-door to bring vaccines to the people. Think of the mechanisms they would have to build to be able to actually execute that massive of a thing. Think about what those mechanisms could be used for. They could then go door-to-door to take your guns, to take your Bibles.”

I will note that he said "could", as indeed did trump, when he tweeted

"The big questions are, will they “move the goalposts” and, is this just a ploy to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY? I hope NOT on both counts, but I’ll be able to figure it out!" Mr Trump tweeted.

That ought to serve as a sample. If anyone objects, then I will search and find instances of "*will take your guns away".

Now, I do understand that this is just business as usual, railing at "big gubmint", and the "them" of which both parties are guilty.

Democrat instances are for another question, the gist of which is "to what extent have major US parties warnings of the unspeakable horrors of the other party being in government" been proven correct. Which is rather broad & might be off -topic, hence this narrow question.

So:

  • has anyone ever had their guns taken away as a result of Democratic policies? Can you quantify?
  • more likely, access to guns has been restricted. Again, Can you quantify?
  • have the Democrats - given the separation of church & state which is required in the constitution - encroached on anyone's right to worship (and, have the Republicans? I am thinking of Muslims here). Again, Can you quantify?

A few points, before I finish:

  • I realize that these are very sensitive subjects, but am not trying to start a flame war. If you feel defensive reading this, then please ask your own question regarding the Democrats - and link to it here - I would love to read it. A balanced view is A Good Thing.

  • if you think that guns & religion ought to be two separate questions, I can make it so. It's just that the article that prompted me to ask this question mentioned both, and I have often seen/head them mentioned together in the same "warning".

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