Preparing the next generation of Second Amendment Defenders

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The future of the Second Amendment may well rest on how well we prepare the next generation to defend it.

U.S.A. -( President Ronald Reagan famously said that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” That is particularly true of our Second Amendment rights. The fact is, those who wish to enact an extreme anti-Second Amendment agenda have been working to reach the next generation of voters.

So, how do we prepare the next generation of Second Amendment defenders? This is no small question – Wayne LaPierre has been defending the Second Amendment for over three decades as Executive Director of NRA-ILA and the Executive Vice President of the NRA, and he is not exactly a spring chicken. But defending the Second Amendment is not the exclusive province of senior NRA leaders – it’s a duty for every law-abiding gun owner as well. One of the ways they can carry out that duty is to teach the children.

As the famous Whitney Houston song put it, the children are our future. In fact, the preparation of the next generation of Second Amendment defenders starts at home. Children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews… this is where any Second Amendment supporter can get a start in preparing the next generation to defend the Second Amendment.

This always is a delicate balancing act. We shouldn’t turn out children into political pawns, but there is also a need to make sure that they do not become the targets of undue influence from teachers. We shouldn’t be ignoring the desires of parents (especially with nieces and nephews), but we also want to make sure they are safe around our firearms.

One way is to get them junior memberships in NRA. A one-year membership is $15 and good for those under the age of 15. This will hopefully grow to a regular membership – and a start at giving them the facts to help defend their Second Amendment rights. That start must also be backed up by teaching them the basics about firearms safety – with parental consent if they are not your immediate direct descendants.

They may not be old enough to have their own guns, but it will not be too soon to teach them about our Second Amendment rights. And it’s clearly obvious that early education will be necessary. Take a look at the actions of the American Federation of Teachers – a union that purports to represent educators in this country. That union is trying to leverage their pension funds to strip away our Second Amendment rights, and they mean it. You can also bet that this union will be encouraging its members to spread anti-Second Amendment propaganda as well.

It goes without saying that it will be vitally important to keep track of how things went at school for your kids (and other relatives), and to find out what – if anything – their teachers are saying about the Second Amendment and related issues. Keeping an eye on the school textbooks is also important as well. By the time the next generation is ready to cast their first vote, you can have them ready to take their place on the ramparts – as a voter, activist, or more.

While the short-term fight for our Second Amendment rights is important, we must not neglect our future. The long-term defense of the Second Amendment may well rest on how well we prepare the next generation.

Harold Hu, chison

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post,, and other national websites.

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Peter G.

Peggy, you have every right to be a victim. We, on the other hand choose to defend ourselves from anyone that seeks to harm us. No, we do not worship guns. Go after the criminals who make up the majority of gun-violence cases. We are peaceful, law-abiding citizens. We are NOT the enemy. YOU on the other hand, are the enemy of freedom.

Jeff Smith

Peggy mason you need to chill out. I think you should focus more on gun violence from criminals than from those who are trying to keep our rights. You say get out of you life, yet the author of this article did not write it just for you. I bet the author does not even know who you are, let alone me. I’m sorry you feel the way you do and you are entitled to your own opinions. I am just saying to not be so narcissistic and think everything you read is about you. It is obvious this article… Read more »


Another example of hate speech that has no place in thoughtful conversation and discussion about OUR Bill of Rights and how to help ensure the rule of law survives.

Don Ho

Actually where you have more guns you have less violent crime and less death juat as Washington, Jefferson and Kennedy said. This is why you have lost everything. Chicago vs the suburbs, Canada vs US, 1980 US ve 2018 US. You always lose the violent crime results.
If you want out, you should move to Canada or Mexico, less guns, higher violent crime.


And here is another way, for Long Island NYers …

T McGarry

None is spelled “none” not noone.

Jack A Furbush

The 2A like all of the other 9 amendments in the Bill of Rights were written and exists to protect Americans from the Federal Government. The Founders knew that all Government eventually becomes a tyrant just has the bloated overreaching monstrosity Americans have today. The Libtards in America today claim that the small arms American citizens own for both sporting and personal protection are useless against a modern Police Force or Military. If that’s so why do Libtard political hacks and all the other Libtards in America want to take them away? If they actually believe Americans have no chance… Read more »

Bob the American

You are weak. Weak mind, body and soul. Leave my beloved country, and find another that will take in feeble people. Xoxo

Peggy Mason

You are in support of noone but gun manufacturers and are doing nothing but promoting more gun violence with your hateful posts. Get OUT of my life, you gun worshipping, perverse POS’s.

Actual American

Get out of your life? Lady…I think you may be lost. This is People say positive things about firearms here. Take your emotion driven war against our rights somewhere else…

Wild Bill

@Actual American, et al. Peggy ” the paid propagandist” is in the right place, and has gotten many responses, which will result in a better pay check for them. Peggy is not really Peggy and may not even be anything that the writer purports to be. The writer is just doing what the daily sheets tell them to do.
This is just manufactured outrage.


Such violent speech from someone professing our violence.

Don Ho

Actually where you have more guns you have less violent crime and less death juat as Washington, Jefferson and Kennedy said. This is why you have lost everything. Chicago vs the suburbs, Canada vs US, 1980 US ve 2018 US. You always lose the violent crime results.
If you want out, you should move to Canada or Mexico, less guns, higher violent crime.

Bob crooner

Mentally ill demoncrats should relocate themselves to
unarmed totalitarian paridises – try North Korea,South america, Africa? Dictators always looking for slaves and useful idiots.

Robert Thibodeaux

Pegy Mason you are no more than an ignorant Leftist who would leave children to pedophiles, women to rapists and slavers, and the elderly to be prey for criminals. Go ahead, hide behind someone else’s gun, and you do, and leave the poor to fend off the criminal element you support with your anti-gun rhetoric.


Not very educated on the topic, are you? As evidenced by only name-calling and hysteria


No, you are completely incorrect Peggy Mason, and I believe you are smarter than your emotional post would indicate. Civilian gun manufacturers do not “promote violence.” What utter nonsense. Manufacturers of civilian arms promote self defense, the shooting sports, and hunting – all of which are noble and 100% legal. Ownership of civilian arms is a right protected *directly* by the US Constitution, and self defense is a right given by God that is additionally protected by our Constitution. If you want guns out of your life, start by protesting leftist Hollywood celebrities who make their huge bankrolls from violent… Read more »


You’re ignorant Peggy. There is no such thing as “gun” violence. Guns don’t aim and pull their own triggers themselves, people however do these things. We have a PEOPLE problem and not a gun problem so try to stop drinking the far left koolaid and learn to use some common sense if you have any. Humans have used everything available to them including their own extremities, rocks, sticks and etc to harm others since the beginning of our species. So banning firearms won’t do a damn bit of good to protect people. Lastly, grow up and learn some respect for… Read more »

Michael Rossi

sweetie – put down the crack pipe and make me a sandwich
Stop neglecting our children. Will ANOTHER rehab work
The last 6 didn’t. Stop wasting our savings on crack PLEASE