I get the "job, family, friends" excuse but none of those are going to be of much comfort with this sort of nonsense going on. If you still live there you should be working toward moving out with every waking moment.
Things are quiet nationally but make no mistake, they didn't forget about gun control. They look at Australia with little chubbies watching the cops beat up unarmed civilians with impunity and you know damn well they want that for us here in the U.S.. The one and only thing standing in their way? 80 million gun owners with 400 million guns.