Changing Demographics Add Further Evidence of Greatest Threat to Gun Owner Rights

By David Codrea

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West,” The Hill’s National Correspondent Reid Wilson reported Monday. “Demographic change is slowly, but inevitably, moving Western states to the left.”

Inevitably.

“And it could also spread to states with metropolitan areas experiencing significant Hispanic population growth such as Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida.”

That’s a drum far too few gun owner rights advocates have been beating or even acknowledging.  More likely, especially with the major “gun lobby” groups, the response has been to ignore it, with an occasional deflection falling back on the “single issue” excuse.

Yet the cultural terraforming, by all objective measures, represents the greatest growing threat gun owners will face.

Trump Tools, Bring on the Hate
The simple fact is, votes enable legislation.

All credible polls show such populations buck the trend and favor gun restrictions by an overwhelming (71% to 25%) margin, as does the California experience. Further, after over 20 years the needle barely moves to the right. Additional documented evidence includes:

  • PewHispanic.org: “82% of foreign-born Hispanics think controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting gun ownership rights…”
  • NewsTaco: “For Latinos gun control is common sense.”
  • NBC News: “On Gun Control, A GOP Disconnect With Latino Voters.”
  • DCClothesline: “Most Hispanics favor gun control, a Democrat-controlled Congress, and Hillary as president.”
  • Talking Points Memo: “Huge Majority of Latinos Back Stricter Gun Laws.”
  • Latino Decisions: “Latino voters favor gun restrictions.”
  • The Washington Times: “Hispanics already in Democratic corner for 2016.”

They're evidently intent on recreating the same relationship between government and citizen they fled. And while Republicans are hardly perfect, with Democrats all we need do is look at their party platform:

With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence. While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe. To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws; repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM's)—off our streets. We will fight back against attempts to make it harder for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to revoke federal licenses from law breaking gun dealers, and ensure guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists, intimate partner abusers, other violent criminals, and those with severe mental health issues. There is insufficient research on effective gun prevention policies, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must have the resources it needs to study gun violence as a public health issue.

In short, the vast majority of those numbers occur in Democrat strongholds perpetrated by criminals who don’t obey gun laws. But to mask their utter failure at governing unopposed, Democrats want to end private sales, bankrupt the firearms industry, impose prior restraints, ban the very types of weapons needed by a citizen militia, ignore due process and treat freedom like a disease.

Serendipitously, The Hill piece coincides with a rebuttal by the National Rifle Association to The Washington Post that makes a point some of us have been calling on them to act upon for years:

“We talk about more than guns because every freedom is connected,” NRATV host Grant Stinchfield declares. “If one is threatened, they all are threatened.”

Bingo!

Wayne LaPierre
Why no action, Mr. LaPierre?

Yet despite NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre elaborating on that theme a few years back at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he avoided the dangers immigration, amnesty and a “pathway to citizenship” pose toward advancing the “demographic nightmare.”

NRA refuses to consider how a politician votes on that DIRECTLY RELATED ISSUE in its political ratings, resulting in “A” grades and endorsements for candidates who vote “right” on guns, but then turn around and set the stage for having everything undone when the immigration policies they support come to fruition. We saw the deliberate indifference manifest itself when Fairfax circled the wagons around director Grover Norquist who teamed with Michael Bloomberg and others like the Hispanic Leadership Fund to advance an economic agenda that does not consider or acknowledge the longterm political effects of a foreign replacement electorate.

Here’s a challenge for those who would still argue NRA is right to ignore this:

Audit all credible polls against real world experience in places like California and then produce credible data – not opinion, not anecdotes, not isolated examples, but something that can be independently validated – demonstrating that “amnesty” and a “pathway to citizenship” for MILLIONS of foreign nationals in this country illegally (and legally, with CURRENT culturally suicidal policies) WILL NOT overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners.

Show your sources and methodologies for determining this WILL NOT result in supermajorities in state and federal legislatures that will then be able to pass all kinds of anti-gun edicts. Show how this WILL NOT result in nominations and confirmations of judges to the Supreme and federal courts who will uphold those edicts and reverse gains made to date.

If you can't, explain why a politician's position on an issue that will end up eviscerating “legal” recognition of the Second Amendment should not be reflected in grades and endorsements.

Those who would “fundamentally transform America” are counting on continued deliberate indifference from the gun owner rights advocacy community.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner 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.

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    Robert Workman
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    Robert Workman

    I am very troubled by what I am reading. And I see it on the news (FOX) everyday. I love ❤️ this great Country of ours. I have served in the US.ARMY for almost sixteen years (16). And was injured in the line of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. And was medically discharged in 2004 and declared full disabled. But I feel as long as I can stand and hold a weapon I will stand my ground and I will stand with anyone who strongly believes in our Constitution. And our Bill of Rights. And our way of… Read more »

    MICHAEL Davidson
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    MICHAEL Davidson

    Thank you for your Service to our Country. We the people are in full support with you to defend this Country.

    thomas dolan
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    thomas dolan

    VERY WELL SAID, AND JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING. I AM WITH YOU !!!!!

    Ron
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    Ron

    America IS BROKE. TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT and getting worse every day. NO MONEY, NO WELFARE. We have passed the tipping point of no return unless we support President Trump and THROW ALL THE ILLEGALS OUT OF AMERICA. Congress has to change the law of giving AMERICAN BIRTH CERTIFICATES to ILLEGALS and everyone NOT born here who is having ANCHOR BABIES. We are the ONLY country in the world still doing this STUPIDITY. Shame on Congress, BOTH PARTIES, for spending us into oblivion and NOT doing anything to stop it. Protect our borders and toss out the ILLEGAL ALIENS.… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Ron, I can’t argue a single point with you. So what are you planning to do about it?

    Ann
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    Ann

    Then you better study the M13, Latino and Black gangs. Excellent businessmen though in drugs and crime, and have discipline of their troops, not to mention well armed with advanced weapons. It won’t be easy, and when I see “lock and load” it scare me how unprepared patriots are.

    trumped
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    trumped

    How are things going in California for gun rights? If mass deportations are not done and this third world invasion stopped, the rest of the nation will be lucky to have California’s current communist gun laws.

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Yep.

    JohnBored
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    JohnBored

    The Dims want open borders and weak voter ID laws to encourage illegal aliens to vote–for Democrats and all that entails to including restrictive gun control. They also want to support their trial lawyer buddies with repeal of PLCAA. Why don’t they just go after automobile makers when a drunk driver kills someone? The NRA needs to recognize the effect illegal immigration has on the voter public and its effects on legislation–gun control.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @JB, Well, it certainly worked, for the Dims, in California, and it is spreading.

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Metastasizing. If over-immigration and the invasion-occupation Democrat fast-breeder programs are not halted and reversed VERY soon, within 10 years the Dems will have permanent supermajority control of of all branches of the federal gvt and a supermajority of the states. GAME OVER.

    Avi
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    Avi

    Secession and separarion are the only answer at this point. Let that sink in. Our country as it was 25 – 30 years ago is finished.

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Avi wrote: “Secession and separarion are the only answer at this point. Let that sink in. Our country as it was 25 – 30 years ago is finished.” BZZZZT. That doesn’t hunt. Consider the key facts and assumptions: 1. We’re allegedly separate from Mexico and other countries, yet we have long allowed our ‘representatives’ to engage in intentional gross dereliction (subversion) of our international borders and immigration laws with respect to those ‘separate’ countries. 2. Yet we’re supposed to believe that ‘secession and separation’ presumably from California and the South West is easier than forcing our politicians to fully enforce… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Then like magic, my original post reappears after I complain.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    it sometimes takes awhile before the moderators can get round to vetting your post. Sometimes it is merely a delay in the complex system that posts things here. GIve it a few minutes, This joint don’t run like Facebook…..

    Ammoland
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    What Tionico said… or it could be magic?!? we are not sure…

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    LOL! Now that’s funny.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Once again Ammoland took my post down and I can see no reason for it because I have not posted any untruths or haven’t named any one person or berated anyone. I do not understand their mindset except that they have their favorites or THEY are posting using other names to get readers fired up.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    I’ve said before, if you want to come to our country and you qualify then it is necessary you learn our language, our customs and abide by our laws. Don’t try to make our country the same as the one you left. After all you left because you you thought you could better yourself, or a cartel was chasing you. You have to live by our customs and learn our Constitution and how it works. Leave your b.s. behind or go back to it and leave us alone. Land mines sound like a solution. The immigrant birth rate is much… Read more »

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    “If citizens tried that we would lose everything we have worked for by lawsuits from the medical community for collecting their bills.”
    You don’t much about Medicaid do you. My wife has two cousins that had Medicaid pay for their combined five children. It isn’t just non-citizens working the system or being just down right stupid.

    James M
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    James M

    Come to North Carolina. 9 out of 10 Hispanics at the grocery store are pulling 2 buggies loaded to the brim with food. Out comes the EBT card. My wife and I work a combined 100-120 hours a week and every other day walk out with 4 bags. $150. Hell my kids school is now 90% Hispanic. Illegal at that. Free breakfast and lunch for every kid. Even mine. I went to the school and told them that my family pays our way. They don’t have the ability to charge for breakfast and lunch. Their last school on the other… Read more »

    Silence Dogood
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    Silence Dogood

    You folks still haven’t read, although Candidate Trump read a per-publication copy, Ann Coulter’s excellent “Adios America.” Start by repelling the Teddy Kennedy written “Immigration Act of 1965” If the “wall” is never built, no problem, just place 500,000,000 land mines along the 2,100+ mile (not 700 miles you keep hearing about) border and few signs printed in Spanish.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @SD, Prior to Ted “The Big Drunk” Kennedy got the Immigration Act of 1965 passed, immigration to the U.S. was based upon skills. The potential immigrant had to have a skill that an American did not have.

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    The reason why Chappaqiddick Ted got that order rammed through was that he knew they could create a whole new class of Democrat voters. And now that that sumbeesh is dead I would hope that they could repeal it. But you can count on the Socialist Democrats to resist. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of Civil War part Deux, and if Trump doesn’t make some major moves soon, then the alternative will have to happen. We will have to reassert our original rights and start annihilating Antifa and the rest of the leftist ilk. Otherwise America as… Read more »

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Actually, Ann Coulter apparently still hasn’t read my emails and tweets to her, pointing out Eisenhower repelled the invasion, deported and forced out millions with just 1,075 border patrol agents, a tiny budget and NO WALL. The wall is neither necessary nor sufficient to repel the invasion, and it serves as an extremely effective smokescreen to cover up the fundamental issue of gross dereliction and intentional subversion of our most critical national defenses – our borders and immigration controls, congressional collaboration, and lack of accountability.

    Silence Dogood
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    Silence Dogood

    Carlos Perdue, clearly you haven’t read Ann Coulter’s “Adios America.” As she clearly wrote about what Eisenhower did. Ann does need to reply to your email. As I mentioned before, I could care less about a wall, as long as 500,000,000 landmines and a few signs in Spanish are placed along the entire 2,000+ miles of our southern border.

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    The wall is a diversion from the fundamental issues. No enforcement tool enforces itself. And your citing of Coulter’s book is a diversion from those issues as well. Comment 1: Point, point, point. Silence Dogood: Coulter’s book, land mines. Comment 2. Point, point, point. Silence Dogood: Coulter’s book, land mines. There’s no point in discussion if your reply to everything is “Coulter’s book”. Maybe you don’t want any discussion. maybe you just want everyone to shut up and read Coulter’s book and then parrot phrases like “Coulter’s book”. I don’t. I’ve been on this issue since long before she was… Read more »

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    And we don’t need land mines either. We need to start holding the executive branch accountable for failing or refusing to honor the oath and faithfully execute and defend, and start holding congress accountable for passive-aggressive and active collaboration in the invasion-occupation-takeover of the USA, for failing, refusing and shirking its accountability-oversight duties.

    Silence Dogood
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    Silence Dogood

    Carlos Perdue…clearly you haven’t read “Adios America,” so I’m perplexed why you continue to argue about something where you clear don’t have all the facts. Ann covered this subject thoroughly, you haven’t gotten anything right. We’ve been waiting 40 years to get the wall…I’m done waiting. Landmines are the only answer now. As soon the Maggot Media covers the first blown up wetback…nearly all illegal entry from the South will cease…and that’s what we have been waiting for since before Jimmy “I’m an Idiot” Carter

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Clearly…Adios America…Land Mines.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Looking at government antics, and performance or the lack thereof, the following question comes to mind. Whose side is government on? By the way, the question applies to administrations Domestic and Republican.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Correction, Re the typing error, it should read “administrations Democratic as well as Republican”. Sorry for any confusion caused.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Looking at government antics, and performance or the lack thereof, the following question comes to mind. Whose side is government on? By the way, the question applies to administrations Domestic and Republican.

    The above rejected as having been already said by me. Where, pray tell had I previously said this?

    Alan
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    Alan

    There does seem to be a repeat, which I hadn’t seen previously noticed. Is posting of comment sometimes delayed?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Alan, Yes.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    I still think stocking the Rio with gaters and parana’s would help.

    Alan
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    Alan

    It might help, but do you want such creatures in the Gulf of Mexico?

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @Alan… If they wanted to be in the gulf they would be there already, from Fla and the amazon. Besides they are both fresh water, don’t like the salt.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    For that mater gaters live all along the gulf coast

    John
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    John

    Your observation regarding the cost of medical care is spot on but it is actually worse than that. By overcharging those who are insured or pay out of pocket they can make a profit while at the same time justifying their non-profit status by the value of the care that they give away to those uninsured and unable to pay. My son, while uninsured, had an emergency room visit and was admitted. The bill was more than he had available. He researched how much an insurance company would pay for the same procedure, offered that amount if the hospital would… Read more »

    Rick Johnson
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    Rick Johnson

    America is being Balkanized.
    Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or uncooperative with one another.
    The USA will be much like Yugoslavia in another 2-30 years.

    spondivit
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    spondivit

    You are correct sir.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Straight out of Marx and Alinsky, and that kinyun community organiser” was a master at imlementing that plank. WHY do you think we have gotten so fragmented these past eight years? HE deliberately set things up to divide into factions, set factions one against another, stir the pot and turn up the heat until chaos is bubbling up all over…. those post election “riots’ were staged political theatre, quite likely the kinyun and his pals behind them. Same with the Berserkeley madness, on campus student “activism”, (I need some more muscle over here”) “Afirmative action” is another tool of that… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    All good reasons for a moratorium on immigration for a few years… ten or twenty… maybe more.

    Terence Colligan
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    Terence Colligan

    The tyranny of the majority shouldn’t happen in a Constitutional Republic. Laws that negate God-given rights have no legality in our land. Shouting down those who stand up don’t make the shouters right. “Shall not be infringed” means what it says, not what the enemies of the Constitution say it means.

    Indy Jones
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    Indy Jones

    Now here folks is an example of someone who knows what he’s talking about. Well done sir

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ Terence Colligan, The tyranny of the minority shouldn’t happen in a Constitutional Republic, either, but that is what is happening, now! And the rest is also true.

    Charles
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    Charles

    We need to embrace and educate not asolate those who come from countries who’s government depend on gun control to stay in power Not to mention our own citizens

    Charles Rodriguez
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    Charles Rodriguez

    Isolate*

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Yes, but we need to deport every one of them we legally can, and stop letting them in.

    Mike0369
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    Mike0369

    Immigration is everything.
    Importation of third world cultures, particularly the “one in everyone in” legalization of cousins, uncles, aunts, and grand parents creates birth rates most first world working Americans can not afford. This, along with the anchor baby misreading of the Constitution, will turn the US into the same hell hole these people were trying to escape. Anyone who doubts this merely needs to look at Europe.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mike, I’m not sure what you mean about the Constitution, but I agree with all the other stuff that you wrote. So, how do you propose to stop the invasion? That judge in Hawaii thinks that the immigration invasion can not be stopped.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    that bit of the COnstitution (14th Article of Ammendment, I believe) that talks about citizenship accruing to those born of US citiizen parents, or born here of immigrant parents, has a small paragraph, a mere phrase, really, that qualifies such births… that phrase is (my memory quoting, so go read your OWN copy of the Constitution) …”born here and SUBJECT TO THE AUTHORITY OF the laws of the US and of the State in which they are born”.. in other words, mere seeing the first light of day whilst here on US soil does NOT confer citizenship… by itself. The… Read more »

    2nd A
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    2nd A

    Now is the time to repeal the 68 GCA and NFA. Once achieved pro gun organizations should make ever effort to establish & operate gun ranges in every state. These ranges would not only support them, but would support an improved pro gun environment! Time for a new business plan for the NRA and others like them!

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    I totally concur!

    MICHAEL Davidson
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    MICHAEL Davidson

    Exactly

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Yes, the NRA should do it right away so we can enjoy it for a few years before their treasonous open-immigration collaboration with Bloomberg through Grover Al Nor’Qu’ist dooms gun rights forever.

    Hardy Spires
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    Hardy Spires

    The battle and war that the left should be fighting is on illegal drugs. The street gangs in Chicago are using guns to fight for the territories that they sell their poison in. How many of the homes and businesses that are broken into are for the purpose of getting something of value to buy their drugs. The toll on families that have children that are hooked on drugs is destroying them. Our prisons and jails are packed with drug dealers and users. The left thinks that making laws softer will solve all of this. They want to make it… Read more »

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    the simple dure for ALL of that is to fully repeal the Controlled Substances Act. FedGov have NO authroity to meddle with or regulate what we do/don’t put into our bodies. Remove the illegal status of the “drugs” and the criminal network and association with them, the profit motive, would be gone. Turf wars, market control,, etc, would vanish in mere weeks. And the entire budget we’ve been wasting for decades to fight this insane “war on drugs” would be available to leave in the pockets of we the taxpayers or spend on things we NEED but “can’t afford”. :Last… Read more »

    Paladin
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    Paladin

    Just Google “U.N. Agenda 21”. It is all too real…not just a conspiracy theory!!! Why do you think the Federal Government controls 47% of all land west of the Mississippi? WE THE PEOPLE are being herded like cattle and controlled like sheep. Time to wake up America. First, we must get term limits for congress…or there is little chance of changing this course we are on. Time to “Primary” these RINOs out of office and replace them with real conservatives.

    MICHAEL Davidson
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    MICHAEL Davidson

    Agreed starting as soon as next election cycle we lose gun rights we lose this Country

    Janek
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    Janek

    The statistics presented show Western Culture is facilitating it’s own demise. America has gone soft. A commentary in this week’s Army Times cites “seven in 10 military-age young aren’t eligible to serve”.

    Dave K.
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    Dave K.

    “A commentary in this week’s Army Times cites “seven in 10 military-age young aren’t eligible to serve”.” I call BS on this due to personal experience. My son tried to enlist when he was 17, very bright, physically fit, etc. Scored literally perfect, 100%, on the ASVAB. They kept running tests on him until they found some BS excuse to deny him, some crap about “low bone density”. And this after miles of paperwork, character references out the wazoo, background checks, physical fitness quals, physical exams, etc. So they find reasons to keep kids who want to serve and should… Read more »

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    I’ll give mine over to them one round at a time. I’m going to die anyway as we all are, so I’ll go out on my feet as a free man, not on my knees as a slave. Defending my God given rights and my God given gift of freedom.

    “To those willing to fight for it … FREEDOM … has a flavor the protected will never know.”
    Semper Fi
    L/Cpl Edwin L. “Tim” Craft, B Co 3rd AT’s, Khe Sanh Combat Base, February, 1968

    JOE CHAMBERLAIN
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    JOE CHAMBERLAIN

    BRAVO

    MICHAEL Davidson
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    MICHAEL Davidson

    1000 up Votes

    Tony K
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    Tony K

    Welcome Home, Brother!
    Semper Fi!
    L/Cpl Anthony Kueber – 5th Comm Bn – Danang, Chu Lai ’65-’66

    (never hand over a loaded weapon to those confiscating it – – empty all remaining rounds first to see if they’re still interested)

    Thomas M Robert
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    Thomas M Robert

    Immigration is one thing, but low birth rates also assist in this political transformation. We are not replacing our own people in the numbers needed to maintain our values over time.

    Carlos Perdue
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    Carlos Perdue

    Right, Americans should try to outbreed 3rd-Worlders. Breed like rodents without regard for responsibility or quality of life. AWESOME strategy! NOT.

    And it’s NOT going to happen, so get over it. Just say NO to “cheap labor”, stop gargling the “US” Chamber of Commerce lies, close the damn borders, deport ALL illegals, end “birthright” citizenship, zero out “refugees” (REAL refugees only and only in non-suicidal numbers), and slash legal immigration to the kind of pleasant trickle we enjoyed from Coolidge through Eisenhower.