California Gun Banners, Have They Lost Their Minds?

Op-Ed by John C. Sigler

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California Gun Banners, Have They Lost Their Minds?

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- “San Francisco officials brand NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization’” – that was the headline in the September 4, 2019, Fox News article by Adam Shaw. According to Shaw, “The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” and urged the federal government to do the same, alleging that the NRA is using “its considerable wealth and organization to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence”.

“Have they lost their minds?” you ask? No, probably not. My guess is this is all part of one, well-planned, well-considered, and well-executed “grand scheme.” They know exactly what they are doing.

They care little about facts or the truth. And they certainly don’t care about defaming over 5 million law-abiding gun owners who proudly belong to America’s oldest, strongest and largest civil rights organization. They know the truth about you and the NRA, but to them, the truth is merely an inconvenience to be brushed aside, ignored, denigrated, and lied about in favor of their progressive “grand scheme.”

They know that NRA is an organization that has, for the past 148 years, promoted firearm safety, adherence to the laws of the land, respect for our flag, our history, our culture, our heritage and the principles of good government, and obedient, loyal and patriotic citizenship. And they know that NRA has never incited anyone, member or non-member, to acts of violence. In fact, they know the opposite to be true. They know for a fact that NRA members are among the most law-abiding, peace-loving, God-fearing, respectful, and patriotic members of our society.

Then why are they doing this? The answer is simple.

Last year I was criticized for saying “they don’t hate your guns, they hate you” – Well, it looks like I was right. San Francisco’s defamatory and utterly hateful and ridiculous resolution shows just how far off the deep end their hatred for you, the NRA, and America’s traditional values have driven the anti-gun crowd.

But there is a method to their madness. The real meat of their preposterous resolution lies not in the defamatory and inflammatory labeling of NRA as a so-called “domestic terrorist organization.” No, the real meat of their preposterous resolution lies in the purpose of that resolution which is to do the same thing that New York tried to do – scare off businesses who do business with NRA and it's 5+ million law-abiding God-fearing, freedom-loving patriotic members. Here’s the punch line from their hate-filled resolution:

“The City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization”( meaning the NRA and its members).

Sound familiar? Sounds just like New York’s Governor Cuomo and his cronies, doesn’t it?

In other words, this is about money and politics. It’s about trying to remove NRA and its 5+ million members from the electoral playing field in 2020. It’s really about defeating Trump and sending more folks like Diane Feinstein and Kamela Harris to the U.S. Senate, and others like Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters to Congress – and taking over the US Supreme Court.

But why? What are they after?

If you ask them they will tell you it’s about “progress” – they are, after all, “progressives.” But progress toward what? What is their goal, what is their “end game”?

Is it socialism? Is it communism? Is it despotism? Or totalitarianism? Or is it some combination of all of those things? Or perhaps their idea of “progress” is something not yet named by today’s political and social scientists and studied in the textbooks of our time, something even more sinister and foreboding? I don’t know – and I doubt that most of them do either.

But, what we do know, is that whatever it is toward which they are “progressing,” it isn’t traditional “Americanism” and it certainly isn’t about preserving our Republic, our history, our culture, our heritage, our American way of life, our freedom or our beloved Constitution. Whatever it is toward which they want to “progress,” it is most certainly the antithesis of the freedom and the love of America for which you and I and every other card-carrying NRA member stands, and for which so many Americans have fought and died.

In other words, we – you and I and the NRA – are standing in their way. Standing united, we the 5+ million members of the NRA, are the proverbial roadblock they must remove if they are to achieve their “progressive” goal.

They know that in order to achieve their ultimate goal of destroying American freedom, of replacing our beloved market-driven Republic with some socialistic and totalitarian abomination they must first destroy the NRA and your will to stand up to them and to thwart their evil plans.

I have said it before, and I will say it again – they don’t hate your guns, they hate you – because you are standing in their way – their way toward “progress” – their way toward the fundamental transformation of America into something no one who has ever worn the uniform or saluted the flag of the United States of America would ever recognize.

It isn’t about guns – no, not really. Guns are simply the symbol. To them, guns represent American traditions and American values. To them, privately owned and lawfully used guns represent traditional American values such as rugged individualism, individual independence and freedom, individual responsibility and self-reliance – American values that each and every responsible NRA member, like you, possesses and cherishes and about which we teach our children, families, friends, and neighbors.

OK, so I was wrong – they do hate your guns – but only because of the traditions and values your guns represent. And they hate you and me and the NRA because we embrace those traditions and values, and because the people who embrace those traditions and values will never embrace the “progress” the anti-gunners and those pseudo-Americans wish to achieve.

Stand with me – stand with the NRA – stand for freedom – and stand united and block the path of the anti-gun “progressives” whose idea of “progress” is one that is decidedly un-American and anti-freedom.

If we stand united, we – you, and I, and the NRA – can, and will, defeat these anti-American forces of evil at the ballot box next year, and every election year thereafter. United we win – divided we fail.


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About John C. Sigler:

John C. Sigler, is an NRA past President and a current member of the NRA Board of Directors. Mr. Sigler is an attorney, a retired police captain and a veteran of the United States Submarine Service.

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    Pa John
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    Pa John

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. If you are an adult American citizen you ARE the militia referenced in the 2nd Amendment, should you be willing and able to volunteer. To form a militia, to organize with your friends and neighbors for the common good. To defend your families / neighborhoods / towns / cities / counties / states. You could start a neighborhood watch type program and enlist your neighbors to look out for one another and combat… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    The NRA is suing San Fran for calling them a terrorist organization. This is a good thing because it is time to teach these progressives that they can’t just say anything they want about anyone they want. My membership in the NRA has run out but I still got an email asking for a handout to fight this. Maybe their high priced lawyer could do it pro bono. Nothing from me as long as LaPiere and the rest of the bandits are there.

    Will
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    Will

    The NRA,through scumbag LaPierre will play this for all $it’s$ worth ! Send $$$ and then send more $$$$!

    james
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    james

    We need class action lawsuit against the City and supervisors for tarnishing the reputation of 5 million NRA members as well as the NRA.

    Will
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    Will

    Scumbag LaPierre has no reputation to tarnish.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    the NRA is using “its considerable wealth and organization to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence They make TWO claims: the first, “to promote gun ownership” is accurate. Now, once the reader is past that one and nodding agreement, they drop the second: “incite gun owners to acts of violence”. They could not be farther from the truth. Have authorities EVER accosted a gun carrying criminal who has just committed violence with that gun, and been able to positively establish that that ‘gun owner” was a paid up member of the NRA? I seem to… Read more »

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    Good points. I seem to remember that the NRA is a huge supporter of teaching people how to safely handle their firearms. As far as “incite gun owners to acts of violence” goes, what a load of doo-doo. When I took hunters ed 40 something years ago, it was sponsored by the NRA. The NRA sponsors child safety through the Eddie Eagle program, and never in the many years of being an NRA member have I ever heard , seen or read one instance of the NRA promoting violence. These people will lie and twist truth until it is unrecognizable… Read more »

    toomanyhobbies
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    toomanyhobbies

    to the mentally deranged the truth has absolutely no bearing on what is right or wrong, they only see a perverted version of their distorted reality.

    Bill
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    Bill

    Mental derangement is a form of incompetence. Wrong things result either from incompetence, which is an unintentional failure from poor ability or wrong information, or from corruption, which is an intentional application of inferior effort or false information. I hate to accuse people of corruption, but I think this is much more likely with these leftists than incompetence.

    JPM
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    JPM

    First off, I couldn’t care less what happens to California and the residents so long as the problems (and the residents) stay there. They screwed it up, or at least allowed it to happen, now live with it or fix it. The worst thing residents of other states can hear is, “Hi, we’re from California and we just moved here.” Second, the last thing we need is another LaPierre apologist/crony sounding off about how we should continue to ignore Wayne’s abuses and crimes and continue to pay for his life style with donations and support, as if that is actually… Read more »

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    I wasn’t going to renew my membership with the NRA because of all the garbage that’s going on there, but San Francisco changed that for me. Last week, as soon as I heard about what these fruitcakes had done, I renewed my membership. When FirstBank broke its ties with the NRA, I at first reacted by “not ever using that card again”. Then, I thought a better way to handle this would be only to use the card to purchase firearms and ammo. So, that’s all I use my FirstBank NRA card for. In their eyes I’m a terrorist, in… Read more »

    Will
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    Will

    Idaho,what you did is what scumbag LaPierre hopes millions of former members will do.

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    @Will, you’re a loser and must be from San Francisco.

    Brad
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    Brad

    They pretend to hate guns to promote their agenda of slowly eroding our right and eventually repealing the second amendment.

    Morrigan
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    Morrigan

    So after fighting for my country and a 33-year career in law enforcement I am now branded as a potential “terrorist” by people whose only contribution to the nation is to lie their way into first place in a popularity contest so they can further sink their city into the quagmire of their own making. They wade in human excrement and used hypodermics, threading their way around makeshift dwellings on public right of way on their way to meet and condemn people who have done no wrong but exercise their Constitutional rights safely and legally. At the same time they… Read more »

    Ryben Flynn
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    Ryben Flynn

    The end game is Dictatorship. The first thing a Dictator or wannabe is to disarm the populace.

    Vern
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    Vern

    The left accuses EVERY one who isn’t like them of being like them. They are the terrorists they accuse every one else of being.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @John C. Sigler, Unless you bring us news of WLP’s dismissal or resignation and the NRA’s becoming an efficient and effective Second Amendment defending organization, you don’t interest me much.

    PBCSolutions
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    PBCSolutions

    They haven’t lost their minds, they’re playing the “long game” and they play it well. While people have been distracted for years, the Progressives have been engineering a demographic takeover of the US. Unfettered and purposeful illegal immigration from our porous borders, cries for amnesty from the usual players, along with unrestricted legal immigration ensures that most states will flip blue in the next few years ensuring that Trump will be the last republican President ever. You will not be able to vote your way out of this one. This demonizing of the NRA and harassing it’s members is just… Read more »

    Vern
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    Vern

    Venezuela USA, it shows more all the time that is their goal. They want to impress the one world order of how obedient they are to it.

    UncleT
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    UncleT

    My question is, has the NRA learned their lesson yet on Compromising with the enemy yet?

    Just think, with the NRA supporting some version of Red Flag laws and Perhaps, the TAPS Act, if passed nationally, look how more easier it will be disarm the Terrorists who are the NRA? It’s about time the NRA thinks this through with any other gun laws the NRA supported or even wrote. The NICS is not your friend, it will be weaponized against you. You should have thought about this when you wrote the bill in 1993-94. Now look!

    Will
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    Will

    @UncleT,as long as scumbag LaPierre is there they’ve learned nothing.

    nrringlee
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    nrringlee

    This is all part of the vast left wing conspiracy that Hillary warned us about.

    Will Flatt
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    Two can play that game!! Let’s see to it that the Demorat Party is declared a Racketeering Corrupt Organization. RICO ALL THEIR ASSETS, and ARREST ALL DEMS!! If there’s not enough prison space to hold them all, we can send them to GITMO!

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    A redundant question,Leftardism is a mental disorder,even if said Leftard is from Commiefornia.

    DixieBiker
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    DixieBiker

    Three words: Class Action Lawsuit
    For defamation of character, loss of income ( due to being labeled as a terrorist ) and any other claim that they would use against us!