The mask is indeed off
"Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine."
I'm seeing more and more rhetoric from the Left that indicates they think a civil war is a fine idea, and they're going to keep pushing until whatever line that ends up provoking one is crossed. They have no conception of what they're asking for, because for most of them life is some sort of video game, and for the rest they believe their status will protect them.
History shows otherwise.