By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The post-Orlando blood dance is in full swing. Gun owner control zealots are circling in, sensing vulnerability, and an opportunity to strike decisive blows. Obama and Hillary and the Democrats are leading the charge. The media is cheering them on for all it's worth.
We’ve seen renewed demands to ban “assault weapons.” The “terror watchlist” has once more taken center stage. Executive orders are back on the table.
No proposal is too outrageous once the eye-rolling feeding frenzy starts. For those of you who have been ridiculed as paranoids for claiming the antis want to take your guns, there are renewed calls to repeal the Second Amendment. One treasonous senator has even proposed making not just misdemeanor “hate crimes” cause for a gun prohibition, but what he calls a “reasonable suspicion” that you might be guilty of one (and that’s a standalone topic for another article)!
The national Republican “leadership” appears to be wavering. Some seem desperate enough to embrace the fool's hope that if they throw a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of ravenous jackals, it will satisfy them, and persuade them to move on.
The gun-grabbers are coming at us from all angles, attack after attack and wave after wave, with no relief in sight. Presumed allies are wavering and showing their true colors. New angles of subversion many have not considered are appearing before us, fully formed and ready to implement.
For those living “behind enemy lines” in “progressive”-dominated areas, these are perilous times and they’re about to get worse. The old paradigm of writing legislators and pursuing justice though the courts is all but blocked off. The “I will not comply” civil disobedience movement will result in massive noncompliance, but that means those defying orders need to be smart about it. The enforcers can’t get you all, but the ones they can get will be made examples of. Some may want to move. For those who don’t, can’t or won’t, understand your choice is obedience or heightened risk from both sides of the “law.”
For the rest of us in relatively more free areas: Take a breath. Compared to what we say we're ready to do, and what others who have gone before us have done, this is still mostly a test of nerves to see if we’ll allow our representatives to blink.
Know that the antis have to be hysterical. That's because they desperately want our guns. And that's because our guns stand in the way of ultimately unchecked power for the manipulators. For their followers, we are heretics and blasphemers, and we know what fanatics want to do to those. So yeah, they hate us. But we all knew that.
Here's the thing: They can pass any law and issue any ruling and the only thing that will get our guns out of our hands is if we surrender them. There are simply not enough enforcers to take them from us, at least not all of us.
Remember that. Yes, by all means continue exposing the lies and promoting the truth, but don't lose sight of the reality that just as arms can discourage individual aggressors without a shot being fired, so too does this work on a societal level.
The Second Amendment is still working. Don't lose heart. Stay smart.
Resolve to keep your guns. Declare that confidently. Let the would-be gun-grabbers be the ones who lose heart.
Now back to work. Yes, work. It takes more than an occasional anonymous “Molon Labe” comment. But let's keep doing it proudly, eyes forward and shoulders square, knowing that we yet possess a strength that makes our enemies seethe and howl in impotent rage.
Just keep one thing in mind: Ten years from now, we might not be able to sound so hopeful. That depends on if those who can make a political difference (i.e., “NRA”) decide that sounding the alarm to the danger of the immigration/invasion “pathway to citizenship” is something they want to stop ignoring. If it is, they'll need to mobilize in earnest before an unchallengeable Democrat/anti-gun supermajority captures all three branches of government.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.