By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The U.S. could resettle nearly one million immigrants from the Muslim world under one term of a Hillary Clinton presidency, according to projections from Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota,” Breitbart reports. “Clinton could add 10 million new immigrants to the U.S. during her first term alone– in addition to the 11 million illegal immigrants Clinton has said she plans to amnesty within her first 100 days in office.”
Outrageously, much of Clinton’s plan to “fundamentally transform” America is indistinguishable from immigration policies endorsed by top establishment Republicans. And equally outrageous, NRA ignores that when it awards “A” grades to politicians — even though the policies they support will result in certain and irreversible infringements on the right to keep and bear arms.
That’s because, the illegal immigration/pathway to citizenship pincer jaw relies on the fact that all credible polling – as well as the California experience – demonstrate overwhelming support for Democrats and “gun control” by “migrant”/invader populations. And that means legislatures as well as court appointments will ultimately enact and uphold whatever the Democrats want.
The other pincer jaw – a forced influx and distribution of “refugees” from populations inimical to a Bill of Rights culture – will result in the same turmoil we see destroying Europe. The Opposite Day “progressive” Department of Homeland Security’s assurances that they undergo “rigorous security screening” is an impossibility as well as a transparent lie; reliable and comprehensive records to do that simply don’t exist. And as we’ve seen with recent shootings by the son of an Afghan Taliban (and Hillary!) supporter in Orlando, when the inevitable violence occurs, the first impulse of the totalitarian lobby is to go after Americans’ guns.
Unfortunately, the predominant view among gun owner rights advocacy groups is to claim none of this is relevant to the “single issue” of the right to keep and bear arms. That means they give a pass to politicians who vote “correctly” on gun bills to stay in power, but then sell us out on “immigration.” Here’s the problem with that thinking:
Precedent has already been set. NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has taken special measures to inform members that “all freedoms are connected,” and authorized/financed a series of ads on topics as diverse as “the IRS scandal, media elitism and security vulnerabilities.” That’s in addition to (correctly) partnering with ACLU on “campaign finance reform.”
Additionally, NRA Bylaws “Purposes and Objectives” REQUIRE the Association:
2. To promote public safety, law and order, and the national defense;
Isn't that exactly what we're talking about here?
My challenge, repeated often, but never accepted and addressed by any representative of NRA, is:
Produce credible data – something that can be independently validated – that “amnesty” and a “pathway to citizenship” for MILLIONS of foreign nationals in this country illegally (and even legally, with current culturally suicidal policies) WILL NOT overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners.
They have not answered it because they know they can’t. They also know any “assimilation” argument they raise will be unsupported by current trends. And that means – as long as they continue giving and urging support for politicians complicit in the cultural terraforming of the Republic – they will share responsibility for the ultimate results: A Congress that can and will pass any gun-grab edict it wants, AND A SUPREME COURT THAT WILL UPHOLD IT.
Politically, at least, it will be “game over.”
NRA can affect that by recognizing the indisputable direct effects of “immigration” on RKBA in its political grades. A lawmaker's policies can't produce the same results as Hillary's and still buy him an “A” rating, at least not if the object is to provide gun owners with an honest and complete assessment.
How about it, Mr. LaPierre, Mr. Cox…?
UPDATE: I have been (properly) chided to add the reminder that not all gun groups have remained silent on this. Gun Owners of America has alerted its members.
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.