U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- This didn’t happen overnight, and it didn’t happen in secret. In 2004 Democrats promised to “protect Americans’ Second Amendment right to own firearms” as part of their party’s platform. In 2008 and 2012 the platform said: “We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms.” In 2016 Democrats erased the Second Amendment from their platform saying they recognized “the rights of responsible gun owners”. Over the past few decades, the Democratic party moved more and more anti-gun.
Hillary Clinton (the defacto 2020 nominee for President and leader of her party) does not think there is a constitutional right to own any gun; and that Heller and McDonald should be overturned.
In essence, the Democrats are doubling down on a losing proposition.
- Their 1st move to the left on guns cost them the South. (The left says it’s about race. In reality, it is about gun rights.)
- The Clinton gun bans cost the Democrats 50+ seats in the Congress.
- Hillary’s anti-gun position cost her the Presidency.
What I don’t get is how the left fails to recognize that this is a losing issue for them nationally. They fail to realize that you cannot force New York/California values on the rest of the country.
So the noisy half of the Democrat party want to eliminate your right to own a gun, any gun. Let me ask. What are you going to do to protect your rights?
The time to sit back is ended. Strangle this movement in its crib of you will lose your rights forever.
The fact is this is all about politics and power. The left realized that gun owners elected Trump. Rather than change their losing ways they are going full bore to destroy vocal gun owners and the NRA. To the left all 2nd Amendment groups are the NRA.
For the left being opposed to gun rights is nothing more than showing loyalty to the party elites. Rich white elitists are insulated totally from any real threats. The fact that 83% of all gun use is drug and gang related means any actions they take the will do nothing statistically to gun deaths. 50% of the counties in the U.S. had ZERO-gun deaths last year. In fact gun violence is an urban problem. 53% of ALL shooting are by young black men under 30. If you do the math 3% of the population does more than half the killing. To the anti-gun left only dead white kids are useful political props.
So what ARE you personally going to do? It’s NOT about gun violence it IS about expunging your rights for political gain. Stop and think about it then read the last two paragraphs of this article.
Remember you’re not alone, there are 120,000,000 gun owners in the U.S. WE are the majority. We only act when our rights are threatened. Most of the time politics are boring and a waste of our lives. We prefer our families and our jobs to politics. Now we have no choice. A little effort now means our children will share the same rights we hold dear.
So what can you do? Let your voice be heard, write your local newspaper. Call your congressperson and voice your support for gun owner’s rights. Don’t let the left bully you into submission. Let me explain one thing to you. They won’t stop here. 1st it is ARs than it is all semi-autos then hand guns and shotguns.
Find a pro-gun rights group you like and if you do NOTHING else donate $10 to the cause. Nothing less than the future of the Republic hangs in the balance.
About Don McDougall
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA”committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.