Well here we are into the next Presidential Administration and things seem to be all kinds of rosy for those of us on the side of individual freedom and liberty. We have the Hearing Protection Act moving through Congress, which eliminates the onus attached to firearm suppressors and reduces the physiological damage that can arise from engaging in shooting sports. We have a push for national CCH/CCW reciprocity; the same reciprocity afforded to drivers licenses (since that seems to a comparison the gun grabbing crowd just adores). We also have a vacant SCOTUS seat and the nominees all seem to hold to a Constitutionalist school of thought rather than the “Living Document” types who view contracts as changeable depending on political whim. Overall, the picture is looking pretty good for firearm owners for the foreseeable future.
That does NOT mean our fight is over!
Do you think Bloomberg and his crowd of elitists have given up? Do you think the Monsanto Mommy isn’t planning her next press release DEMANDING our freedom and liberty be curtailed from behind her Bloomberg funded phalanx of armed men? Do you think Ladd Everitt and his followers will cease their calls for firearm owners to be SWATed to death and stop harassing pre-pubescent girls on Twitter?
If you do, please find a brick and beat yourself about the face and head until the stupid is all gone.
They will never give up trying to strip our rights away. They will never rest until the only people allowed an effective tool for self-defense are themselves, and those they hire to protect them. They want… no they NEED… the average American to be a defenseless victim to expand their power and control.
Therein lies the difference between them and us. They feel a need to force their will on everyone around them while we just want to be left alone.
We want to exercise our natural right to defend ourselves and our loved ones with the most effective tool at our disposal. Every organism known to science develops or acquires defenses to ensure their survival and the survival of their offspring. Water buffalo have gigantic sharp horns to defend themselves and their herd against lions. Bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. Cactus plants have sharp thorns to keep animals from eating them. Many insects have venomous bites, stings or hairs to ensure they are left alone by predators. Humans have the advantage of technology which has birthed something that makes a 100 pound woman the equal of a 250 pound rapist in a fight… the firearm.
The gun grabbing crowd wants to turn the natural world on its head. According to them the best way to keep a lion from killing off members of the buffalo herd is to saw off the buffalo’s horns. The best way for a cactus to avoid being eaten is to trim off all its thorns.
Most telling they believe the best way to stop that 250 pound rapist, or the crazed ex determined to ensure that if they can’t have her nobody can, is….
Wait for this….
It’s going to be good…
I promise this will be classic…
They believe the best way is for the woman to be disarmed, call the police, and wait 10 minutes or so for them to show up to handle the problem for her.
The same goes for our elderly in regards to a home invader. The same goes for the disabled in regards to a robber. The same goes for the weak in regards to the strong.
They know, despite our best efforts, that the police are there to record the circumstances of your misfortune and hopefully arrest the perpetrator. Do I wish I could prevent crimes from happening? Of course and I did all I could when I wore a badge to do so. I can't say how many I prevented but I can recall, with perfect clarity, those I could not prevent.
The gun grabbers don't care about that though. They don't care about us. They don't care about anyone or anything but themselves and their twisted vision of utopia where they are safe and we are thrown to the wolves. I guess their line of reasoning is if the criminals have a nice juicy victim pool to choose from, with no fear of those victims defending themselves, no fear of injury or loss of life, they won't bother them behind their walls and armed guards. It's the only thing that makes any kind of sense.
They want us to be defenseless and will lie, cheat, and (to take their own slogan) do “Whatever It Takes” to bring their vision to reality. They want to rest at night, safe and secure in their gated neighborhoods, behind their estate walls, behind their armed guards, knowing that their mission of disarming you and I was successful. They advance the concept, with all the earnestness of a Preacher on Sunday, that loading 8 cartridges into a magazine should carry more time in prison than arson or persistent sexual abuse of a child. They say we are in the midst of an “epidemic” of gun violence when firearm related homicides are at 100 year low. They classify a drug dealer getting killed across town over a deal gone bad and dumped in a high school dugout as a “school shooting”.
When dealing with such dishonesty, such arrogance, such conviction only found in cults, do you honestly believe they will sit back and say “Oh well they won- we will go away now”?
Continue writing and calling your State and Federal representatives. Become involved on a grassroots level with a 2A advocacy group. Donate some money to your favorite 2A advocacy group (1MMAGC comes to mind). Bring new people into the shooting sports. Arm yourself with irrefutable facts and march into battle against the lies of Bloomberg and his cronies and paid mouthpieces.
We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.
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