We all know that guy, or gal, who has a problem for every solution. They are the ones who upon reading an uplifting article that someone is finally standing up to an anti gun lobby, and their well compensated elected representatives, comment things such as, "Yeah right, nice try but that'll never happen in New Jersey" or "California is a lost cause, they need to just secede already" or (my personal #1 pet peeve) "Who cares what that anti gun politician (and/or celebrity) says. We can just ignore them. No big deal."
I get it, after years of being lambasted for exercising your inherent rights, browbeaten for standing up for the Second Amendment, and steamrolled by an overreaching government, you are exhausted. So, go do what you've got to do to regroup and recharge. Just be sure that you are not standing in the way of others who are picking up your place in the fight.
Ignoring anti gun legislation and rhetoric is precisely what got us in this pit of government over regulation and infringement which we've been trying to climb out of.
Allowing the voices against our unalienable right to defend ourselves to be the only voices heard by an entire generation, who readily inhale pop culture as if it were oxygen, is not only foolish, it is disastrous. The days of keeping to ourselves and hoping that the antis eventually read the Constitution, wake up, and stop trampling on our rights is long past proven to be ineffective. We must meet them at every turn, counter every blow, and not give up.
Likewise, just because you happen to live in a relatively 2A friendly state, you are still a vital part of this fight. Your fellow Americans who live in California, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and other states which are vehemently opposed to gun ownership, are still American citizens. These states, whether they like it or not, are still part of the Untited States of America. As such, they are still governed by the Constitution of the United States of America. When those citizens rights are being infringed all of us who believe in the sanctity of our unalienable rights should take it as a personal affront.
Even if you are not prepared to be among those of us who take it as a personal responsibility to be on the daily frontline of this fight to educate, empower, and restore our rights, do not stand somewhere behind us and shoot us in the back with your tepid, lazy, surrender mentality, and backbiting comments.
As the old saying goes, "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
To those of you who are out there making a difference and being a positive force in the fight for our Second Amendment; posing solutions instead of complaints, educating instead of impeding, and not giving up, you have made all the difference.
Keep up the good fight! We are honored to be at your side.
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