It was announced through Sarah Palin, grew during the Tea Party days, and has only gotten worse since.
The fuel for the war is Antonin Scalia’s decision in D. C. vs. Heller, announced 8 years ago this week, which overturned 220 years of jurisprudence and held, for the very first time, that the Second Amendment gives Americans a legal right to own a gun.
The decision applied only to handguns. It was limited in scope. But it was seized on by modern day secessionists to mean they could all arm themselves to the teeth, and that they had a natural right to revolt against the government.