Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Democrat party has moved considerably to the left for the 2018 midterm elections. As part of that strategy, they have wholeheartedly embraced gun control as a winning issue. Here is a Democrat strategist explaining their thoughts on July 6th. Opinion from usatoday.com:
Since 1994, Democrats have shied away from gun safety believing that this fight is nearly impossible for Democrats to engage in and win because NRA supporters are more organized, energized and monetized.
2018 could finally be the end of 1994
Now, less than 125 days to another midterm election, the times they are a’changing. Obviously, there are vitally important stakes in this election, like control of Congress, and existential stakes, like defeating President Donald Trump’s chorus of congressional “yes-men.” But there’s more that this election could do: After almost 25 years, 2018 could finally be the end of 1994.
The Democrats are counting on anti-Trumpian energy to overcome the more motivated and numerous Second Amendment supporters. It seems l a poor bet. Polls have become increasingly unreliable as shown in 2016.
In February, NPR found (in a poll) that support for gun control was fading. They suggested that Democrats not use it as a major plank in their strategy. From npr.org:
While almost half of all registered voters (46 percent) say a candidate’s position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for, that number is down 13 points from February, when a shooting at a Florida high school sparked outrage.
So if Democrats are counting on guns to motivate their voters to get to the polls, maybe they shouldn’t. There has been a major drop among Democrats on the issue — down 21 points over the past two months. In February, 74 percent of Democrats called it a major factor in deciding their vote in February, but now just 53 percent say so.
The issue has faded among independents, too, dropping from 54 percent to 42 percent who said gun policy would have a major impact on their vote.
Historically, Democrats have lost when they play the gun control card. In the intervening years since 1994, people with gun carry permits have become 8 percent or more of voting adults in most swing states. The places with few permits are reliable Democrat bastions like California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Hawaii. Those places are generally not contested. Even in California, the counties where Republicans hold seats have large numbers of people with gun permits. Most indications are the number of gun owners have grown.
A source on the East coast has said that ads promoting gun control as an issue for the 2018 midterms are saturating the area.
It is better the Democrats come out in the open with their agenda, instead of hiding it, attempting to fool the people in emotional moments. But they have re-branded their effort, calling it “gun safety“. An opinion piece by Greg Lee Carter at the Baltimore Sun summed up the choices. Opinion from the baltimoresun.com:
But the most important and serious action you can take, if you really want serious federal gun control successfully legislated, is to vote Democratic in 2018 and 2020.
Of course, the obverse is also true: If “gun rights” is a paramount issue to you, and if you believe that any new gun control legislation would compromise these rights, then you need to vote Republican and donate to the NRA. Again, there is no compromise to be found in the gun debate — at least not yet.
Democratic republics work best if clear choices are offered. Too often, politicians use polls to craft carefully worded focus group phrases designed to manipulate voters with weasel words or flowery half-lies.
The choices are going to be clear in 2018. Those who fail to vote will have to live with what others decided for them.
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.
The DEMOCRATS are the most dangerous group of people in our country in the last 200 plus years. They are anti AMERICAN as much as our worst enemy. They should be shunned, jailed and kicked out.
Not a bad idea that would make more room in California!!!
@Veteran, The socialists (communists and anarchists), homosexusuals, and illegal aliens that, now, comprise the Democrat party used to be shunned, jailed, and kicked out. That is why 6 November 2018 is a day that we must set every other activity aside and go vote!
Let nothing interfere with voting, take every voting eligible member of your family with you, and reward them afterwards.
Veteran, No, not Democrats. PROGRESSIVES. There is a major difference. Now before you attack me I’d like to ask you a question. How many of the average run of the mill people who consider themselves to be liberal leaning did you just shut off when they may have been willing to talk to you before you said that? I’m talking about people who do love our country, who do own guns, who do respect our military, but feel the Government should provide welfare and consider themselves liberals for that reason. What you just did is the exact same thing Progressives,… Read more »
it isn’t the democrat you have to worry about. It’s the well “intentioned” republican, like Reagan who banned and entire class of firearms.
Simply put, we need to get conservatives out to vote in the mid-terms. We need to be pushing voter registration harder than they are.
Want to protect your rights, then exercise them and vote.
@Nemo Want to know how to get conservatives out to vote consistently? Stop putting up milk toast or big government idiots who think we should vote for them just because of party designation. The all too common and quite frankly emasculated whine that come from people claiming to be on the right of “But we need someone that can win!” has got to stop. Consistency and Constitutionality are the only things that will work to bring Conservatives back. @Everyone else To any who were offended at this thought, or triggered because others find their opinions to be idiotic and fear… Read more »
we need to classified “THE LEFT” as a terrorist organization. they incite a foreign insurgency fomented by the EU agenda.
Rolling around on the floor like a bunch of spoiled children doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence in their ability to legislate anything sensible.
The reason the Democrats want gun control is because they are on the wrong side. The Communist side!!! Its time to prepare arms!!!!
I wish they would throw a real tantrum and hold their breaths for a time long enough for them to expire.
The Demo-rats really showed their true colors yesterday hands down! If you want to be ruled by a party of Candy-Asses and they want all of your money and you have no rights go for it but leave me out, I will go down kicking and screaming, and shooting if required, I have learned that in most cases you can’t have an intelligent conversation with most of them and I mean the larger portion of most! All they want is not to have a job, take all that they can get as a hand out, and get to wear out… Read more »
All these DEMOCRATS are where they belong, on the floor with the rest of the dirt and trash.
They still do not understand, More “Laws” WILL NOT stop shootings, Looks at Chicago and NY, Some of the toughest laws on the books, And they have some of the HIGHEST shootings. It’s not gun control it’s PEOPLE control if the laws on the book were enforced better so the “Nut jobs” do not can not get them is a start. I am not for “gun control” (other than hitting what I’m shooting at) but I am for IDIOT control, Problem is there are a lot of those in DC.
Announcement heard over the White House speaker system… “HERB TO CHAMBER FLOOR, HERB TO CHAMBER FLOOR…. ISLE CLEANUP REQUIRED, VARIOUS DEM/LIB PILES OF SHIT ON THE FLOOR”…. These USELESS pieces of SHIT, need to be FLUSHED ! NOW !!!! It’s time top STOP playing their F-ing games…
All those people sitting in the floor in the photo forgot to wear their Rose Colored Glasses.
The Best thing to do for gun control and gun violence is get rid of all the democrats
AMEN Brother Patriot!
These people should never be hammering out policy decisions, they are oath breakers against the Constitution & Bill Of Rights. There needs to be accountability. Time to quote various authors on this subject! Hoplophobia Hoplophobia is a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.” It is also used to describe the “fear of firearms” or the “fear of armed citizens.” HOPLOPHOBIA. (1966) From the Greek___(weapon) plus __ (terror). An unreasoning, obsessive neurotic fear of weapons as such, usually accompanied by an irrational feeling that weapons possess a… Read more »
Thank you Mr Lucas. Could you please post a link to find these quotes?
I’ll bookmark this page for now.
1.) Second Amendment Foundation
2.) (JPFO) Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
3.) Gun Owners of America
4.) National Association for Gun Rights
5.) Constitutional Rights PAC
Research these sites donate, get involved, & pass the word……………
ALL THESE IDIOTS PROTESTING CAN GIVE UP THEIR GUNS… WE SANE PEOPLE WILL KEEP OURS !
I watched yesterday as the demonrats and their hysterical psychopaths showed their true colors at the Kavenaugh hearings. Just keep up the fine display of Bull Sh*t you’re slinging around. Not all the folks in this Republic can be hoodwinked all the time!
I’m glad the Commiecrats want to loose in the election and aren’t hesitant to announce it.
How does a political party ‘loose’ an election? I’m waiting…..
Most likely when the parties candidates fail to win office,get elected.
In the last election Ole Billy Bubba aka the Horny Hick had a warning to the Commiecrat party not to run on gun control as it was a loosing issue,one could think the same might hold true two years latter.
By being a bunch of hysterical “loose cannons” with loose morals?
Well, superman, by having HRC run for President.