Coordinated Anti-Gun Political Blitz Aims to ‘Scare’ Republicans

There's an obvious lesson here about giving gun-grabbers an inch. Why do so many Republicans appear incapable of learning it?

U.S.A. –(Ammoland.com)- “Republicans need to be scared of our movement,” Connecticut Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy declares. “If they don’t see us being coordinated and they don’t see us having the ability to mobilize voters and donors, they’re not going to be that scared.”

If they’re scared, Murphy surmises, if they see Democrats have turned citizen disarmament into a politically-winning issue, more of them will turn their backs on gun owners and start voting with the gun-grabbers. Based on what we’ve seen happen in Florida, he’s got a point. And in Vermont. And elsewhere.

It’s an observable truth that no Democrat can actually be “pro-gun,” but the Republican alternative is becoming increasingly problematic. All those grand promises that were made by “staunch defenders of the Second Amendment” in order to get elected have turned out to be empty words with so many. And as for advancing gun owner interests, anybody see any movement on national concealed carry reciprocity or on hearing protection?

Murphy and his fellow gun-grabbers are, if nothing else, politically savvy. They’ve identified where they can apply some nudges to change the political landscape and spook faint-hearted Republicans to bolt and/or switch sides. They’ve allied themselves with prominent gun-grabbing politicians and groups, Hillary Clinton and Everytown as representative examples, to urge donors to target candidates they call “NR8,” National Rifle Association “A”-rated representatives in districts Clinton won.

Coordinating a 24-hour October 5 fundraising blitz “with a spike in gun-control ads this election cycle” is nothing short of political psychological warfare. And those behind it will crow like hell if they can pull it off, and use that to further erode resolve in remaining red districts.

“Bring it,” some gun owners will say. “We’re not going to vote our way out of this anyway.”

Serial compromises and betrayals that demotivate a growing number of constituents ought to be what really scares Republicans. How stupid do some need to be not to realize they can abandon all principles and act like Democrats, and at the end of the day they’ll still be attacked as fascists, Nazis, racists and haters? All they will have done is alienate their base.

Meanwhile, the enemy—that is, those who would see you disarmed, and destroyed if you resist—is organized, coordinated and well-financed. That’s what it will take to engage them on that ideological battlefield.

It’ll work that way in meatspace, too, where it won’t be anywhere near as easy and things will get really scary.


About David Codrea: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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    Chris Murphy is a product of a state (Connecticut) that has been controlled by Democrats (Communists) for over 40 years. In that time, they reduced the state into one in the top 5 worst states and took it to the edge of bankruptcy. When he was in the state legislature, he hardly ever showed up for a vote and only showed when it was to diminish the freedoms and security of Connecticut residents. He finally found his weapon to disarm us by virtue of the sad Sandy Hook event. Even now the only time he is heard from is when… Read more »

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    LOOK MA; Another moronic left winger Fascist Nazi idiot:
    Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy

    Jim K. aka Jimmy James
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    Jim K. aka Jimmy James

    RJL, willy d, douglas k, country boy, and all others commenting on this, “reasons not to carry concealed”, and David’s article on Stick Boy(DH), l give you thanks and a full measure of respect. I come away educated and inspired.

    When l see Republicans caving in, flip-flopping, and taking money from gun-grabber groups, l wonder why l should reward them with my vote. Doesn’t mean l won’t give them that vote but more about the uneasy feeling l have doing it. Voting Democrat is unthinkable!

    Thanks to David Codrea, especially!!!

    Core
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    Core

    The DNC is a party of lies.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Core, and a party of “misbehavers” as well. All one need do is follow them around with a video camera.

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    Just maybe the anti gun politicians might need to be scared

    Country Boy
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    Country Boy

    Why? All these dem politicians have government/taxpayer paid for armed bodyguards that carry the same fully auto weapons that, We The People, are banned from owning. And they have the Secret Service at their disposal too…..and the dems know it.

    The DNC’s stance on gun ownership: Guns are for me, but not thee.

    willy d
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    willy d

    It is great to try to get the Demo-Rats out of office, but the Republicans have to grow a big set of BALLS and a BACK-BONE to go with them, they also have to learn to fight to win not cave-in, the Demo-Rats have learned this and mastered it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bud
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    Bud

    More simply put, Just know that Murphy will not show up to protect you if you are ever robbed or criminally assulted. Even the police can’t show up until AFTER your dead. Stay armed. Stay aware. Practice.

    RJL
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    RJL

    “The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale. Despite a massive amount of historical evidence to the contrary, there is a substantial body of Americans, many occupying positions of… Read more »

    Douglas Kuykendall
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    Douglas Kuykendall

    AMEN brother what a beautiful written piece .Telling it like it is!

    Douglas Kuykendall
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    Douglas Kuykendall

    If you want something done about the violence, you need to vote out the communist democrats like Murphy. He would sell your freedoms down the road. You need to vote in primaries to get rinos out next time. I think a few went this time around. You should never give a inch on your freedoms,cause the communist will try to take ten miles.Just look at the Supreme Court hearing bullshit.If you watched that an still vote for communist democrats,you really don’t belong in America.

    Huapakechi
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    Huapakechi

    It’s not just about violence, but that is a large component of their screed. Their primary goal is to disarm citizens so that they may impose their dictates with impunity.

    “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” – Vladimir Lenin …

    Negotiating with a liberal is incremental surrender.

    Mike11C
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    Mike11C

    Very, very well said!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ D Kuykendall, your last sentence makes a world of sense. The way Judge K. and his family was worked over is unbelievable and inhumane.There is absolutely no reason for that to happen to anyone. Someone actually sent these democrats to D.C. to destroy our country and if it does happen they will live in poverty and be subjects of the elite. They don’t deserve to part of our government and maybe not even a third world country. They have no value for people or their lives.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Tcat, I believe that the someone is George Soros.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Wild Bill, I’m sure you are right, it would be nice if he ran out of money or croaked.