USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I have been torn today, after watching the “National” March on Washington and how overwhelmingly one-sided the coverage seems to have been as well as the moral morass and ignorance of the protestors.
In a few hours time I saw many interviews, and the responses I saw not only made me angry, it made me sad as well.
Sad because so many young adults, ignorant of history and the Constitution, were being used as pawns and as political props. Props used by those on the left who are pushing these rallies, but since their faces are known [Bloomberg], they conscripted children to do their dirty work.
What made me angry were how young I saw some of the kids to be, that held signs in favor of gun control, some that aren’t even old enough to be in Kindergarten. In those cases, the parents who use their kids in such a way are morally reprehensible, and they should all be ashamed. Who would use their children like this?
What struck me was how uninformed so many were when a few reporters started asking intelligent questions. Several responded that they wanted a ban on “assault weapons,” but when pressed what one of those was, they were pretty much clueless. There were many holding signs that had to be partially blurred out as to what they thought gun owners and the NRA could do with guns as a whole. Probably one of the most common things I saw, after the marchers got done stating the long list of things they wanted banned, most if not all then parroted out that they “don’t want to infringe on the rights of the law-abiding citizens”.
Perhaps one reporter should have brought around a dictionary and pointed out what the word “infringe” actually means.
On the very nice, and very expensive looking for a grassroots organization, main stage at the rally in Washington, DC, one celebrity after another trotted out and bloviated their views. Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande to name a few and more offered support from afar. What no one asked these self-centered Samaritans is how much-armed security they have around them to keep them safe. How many police officers and armed guards keep them and their families safe while lending their support to those who out of ignorance, arrogance or in some cases both would deprive gun owners of that same right. All the while vilifying the American men and women who make up the NRA. This hypocritical stance is one reason why gun owners and conservatives look at these rallies with disgust and are wary every time the words “common sense gun laws” are uttered.
What these rallies are and what they are gearing up to be are voter drives.
The left knows they are on the losing end when it comes to common sense issues. That was proven in November of 2016, but many are beginning to show fatigue from politics and at the same time, don’t seem to want to be bothered to vote this fall.
As a conservative, I can tell you that the left is mobilizing and doing so with as much money and media backing as they possibly can. I want you to imagine what this country will look like if the Democrat party gets back in control of Congress, a terrifying proposition.
You can bet one thing is for sure, the Democrats getting control of Congress can mean one thing, impeachment proceedings for sure. On top of that appointees for judges for district courts to the Supreme Court will be compromised, which means a Justice that can go whichever way the wind blows, and frankly, we’ve had too many of them as it is.
Now I want you to think a little farther down the line, and that’s to 2020. Imagine what January, 2021 can look like if a Democrat President comes into power with control of a Congress run by the same party. If you think that a ban on bump stocks is hard news, imagine what could be passed with a vengeful party who has been on the receiving end of a couple of years of policies they didn’t like.
Only thing worse than a Democrat President in 2021 is the thought of hearing the words Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. If you think it can’t happen, it can, and will if we as gun owners and voters don’t get off our collective backsides and do something about it.
What we’re seeing with these marches using children, are that battle lines being drawn, and the orther side has no problem placing kids in the line of fire. I don’t hold them, the babies responsible; I do, however, fault whoever is educating them, and the schools that are encouraging it, while at the same time silencing the students who oppose the agenda of the left. Sadly, what I can say is that I think this is just the beginning.
There are some on the left who want to see these kids protesting non-stop, joining up with the likes of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, which is starting to happen in places like Sacramento. No good can come from these organizations merging except high school students being placed in the back of patrol cars with the media plastering some sad faces all over the evening news.
One thing we can all say for sure is that this country is split, right down the middle, politically, culturally, and morally, and that divide instead of healing is worsening daily.
Elections this November are critical to gun owners and conservatives in the long run. If the Democrats regain control of Congress the next year will be dominated by one thing, impeachment for whatever reason they can come up with, it won’t matter, and this country will be even more torn. Throw any tragedies or disasters into the cauldron, and one can see how things can spiral downward. No matter what gun owners differences are with each other, with the NRA, it’s now plain to see how the other alternatives can be worse in the long run. Karl Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto when it came to the history of society something that wrings shockingly true of what we are seeing in these rallies that is a dire warning:
“Society as a whole is splitting up more and more into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other.”
Karl Marx was the author of what many on the left are practicing now, most of them don’t even know it. The marches we’re all seeing against guns, gun owners, the NRA and the Second Amendment as a whole is precisely what the father of Communism envisioned for promoting his political ideals and it’s been eating away at America for the last few decades here.
If the Democrats win, that cancer will spread further and faster than ever. It will be up to us in November to fight back the tide in the voting booths nationwide.
About David LaPell
David LaPell has been a Corrections Officer with the local Sheriff's Department for thirteen years. A collector of antique and vintage firearms for over twenty years and an avid hunter. David has been writing articles about firearms, hunting and western history for ten years. In addition to having a passion for vintage guns, he is also a fan of old trucks and has written articles on those as well.