Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

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Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- With all the threats of “red flag” laws and criticisim about the NRA, maybe we need to take a look at what the bigger picture is showing. It is always easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees, but you sometimes have to take a step back – and a look at the big picture shows that Second Amendment supporters have been winning the arguments.

You’re wondering, “How could we be winning the arguments?” Well, my first response is to point at what some of the most visible anti-Second Amendment extremists have been doing. Does their behavior look like that of a person who is secure about the strength of their arguments?

For starters, let’s look at Andrew Cuomo. His track record of wrongfully blaming and trying to punish law-abiding gun owners is very extensive. He’s tried so many times to use back door approaches to get the types of policies he has wanted, whether through quarterbacking lawsuits against gun manufacturers or by his abuse of financial regulations to target the NRA.

Through the adoption of methods reminiscent of the strong-man tactics of the Maduro regime in Venezuela, the Erdogan regime in Turkey, or the Putin regime in Russia, Cuomo has made the tacit admission that he has really lost the arguments about the Second Amendment. The fact that he is not trying to persuade people to see things his way but instead choosing to try and bully his political opposition into silence speaks volumes. One does not do this if they are winning an argument on the merits.

In one sense, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lost the argument in a pair of Supreme Court cases decided before he even took office.

A decade before began his illegal and tyrannical abuse of financial regulations to target organizations that support the Second Amendment, the Heller decision of 2008 declared the Second Amendment as an individual right. The 2010 McDonald decision, issued before he even won the governorship, said that the Second Amendment was applicable to the states.

Now, while at times, some want to talk about reversing these landmark cases by packing the courts, that is a long shot, especially if President Trump is able to nominate the replacements for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer – making such a move an obvious power grab. Some are choosing another long shot, calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. In Hawaii, the state senate has issued just such a resolution. In Florida, there is a push to repeal that state’s right to keep and bear arms, instead declaring the National Guard and law enforcement agencies as the state’s militia.

But the repeal efforts, no matter how much John Paul Stevens or others might try to spin them, are a fundamental concession by anti-Second Amendment extremists. They know they are trying to take away freedoms that are rightfully ours. They know that we have every right to the firearms we feel can best protect us.

Backing this up in the case of semi-auto bans is the settlement that the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed reached with the Justice Department last year. In that settlement, the Justice Department has admitted that modern multi-purpose semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 are not “weapons of war” as anti-Second Amendment extremists like Dianne Feinstein, Chris Murphy, and Chuck Schumer claim.

In essence, between the Heller and McDonald rulings, as well as the SAF/Defense Distributed settlement, Second Amendment supporters have won the big arguments and hold the legal high ground. The only way to blow it is with bad strategy and tactics or failing to think about how our support for the Second Amendment comes across.


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, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

  • 87 thoughts on “Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

    1. People need to research all the damage and crooked deals the Democrats have caused American people. It beats the he’ll out of me why the Black race still vote for them when they have voted against all bills to help their race in the last 40 years. The Democrats can’t come out and pass anything in view of American’s because most of us know how crooked they are.

    2. And now, from New Zeland, a LEFTY communist went on a shooting spree against a group of people who believe they are the CHOSEN ones of alllah which is an IDOL of BLACK STONE lying in an exposed corner of a BLACK SHACK for all of its faithful to be able to be kissed.
      Thus, the communist leaders of NZ have decided to BAN all semi-automatic weapons and STANDARD capacity magazines from ownership of LEGAL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS of NEW ZELAND. WHAT A HOOT!!!!!!!!!

    3. Carry laws in most states are a shining example of the tireless efforts of our gun rights efforts. For too long too many have carried too heavy a burden. It is time that everyone grab the rope and start pulling the weight.

    4. Thanks for your upbeat article, but all you are saying is we have some legal precedents going for us. But one thing I know as a lawyer of 30 years, faithless leftists appointed as judges will do as they please and ignore precedent. We cannot rely in the long term on the courts to protect our rights. We need to use this time when we have a favorable federal bench, to push back on other fronts, and always, always, fight for the hearts and minds of the average American. Unfortunately, the price of liberty truly is eternal vigilance.

    5. The government will wallow in fear of the people. The people should not fear the “governed ones”. Ban my mag, ban my pew pew. Your paper and words will never hurt me but stick around to see our stones.
      It’ll be a real sad cloudy day when others and myself stand and defend against those who took our rights, or private properties, and our dreams that we spent centuries building. Defending those who supported all these allogations for what. Their god? Their releif that disaster could be washed away… I may be gifted but I’ll fight for you who said to take my possessions away and in front of a civil court… Please throw your tomatoes and potatoes at me chained and shackeled it only proves which path you created. The path that sweeps its ground 3 steps backwards and none forward.

      This will be fucking hillarious to see you ERPO my ass when all my rights, guess what I pawned them to the FFL dealership down the block for 10$ A PIECE. I can just go get them or check it. They have a huge HUGE insurance policy on my rights. Just for me to say tread on me we all dare you. Your ignorant proof of accusations will never beat my law abiding innocence to protect what I believe. Damn.

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