Danger and Opportunity in 2020

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The year 2020 is going to rank as a very important one for Second Amendment supporters. The 2020 elections are going to be very high stakes. Then, there is that Supreme Court case heard earlier this month. That means that 2020 poses the potential for great danger and yet, there could also be great opportunities with regards to our rights.

The elections have obvious dangers and opportunities. The election, of course, risks seeing pro-Second Amendment lawmakers voted out. On the flip side, they can also be the chance to replace anti-Second Amendment lawmakers. If Second Amendment supporters are successful in the latter, then changes to bring things closer to the ideal become much more achievable.

The biggest prize in the 2020 election is, of course, the presidency. Donald Trump has largely been a supporter of the Second Amendment and has appointed pro-Second Amendment judges to the appellate courts. Take a good look at the front-runners to replace him. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg are all hostile to our Second Amendment rights – and all plan to push an anti-Second Amendment agenda.

But the danger doesn’t just come from the usual laws we hear about. Several of these contenders have expressed support for a national popular vote to replace the Electoral College, including Warren and Buttigieg. All would appoint anti-Second Amendment judges. Some of these contenders have promised worse.

In the case of Elizabeth Warren, it is the weaponization of the IRS against pro-Second Amendment organizations. Oh, she says it is just the National Rifle Association, but when she has argued that the failure of gun control to pass is due to “corruption,” then could other pro-Second Amendment groups be far behind? This would be in addition to very onerous “reform” of campaign finance laws – and you can bet they would be rigging the rules to the detriment of Second Amendment supporters.

Buttigieg is no better, even as he tries to take a more moderate tone. He was an early supporter of packing the Supreme Court with as many as six new justices. How do you think those justices would rule on anti-gun legislation? Or, for that matter, on campaign finance reform? It would not be good for either the First or Second Amendments.

Yet with these dangers come opportunities. The extreme agendas that some of these candidates are pushing will make many Americans recoil. We are already seeing this in Virginia, as the initial steps of effective civil disobedience are in full swing. Already, anti-Second Amendment extremists are backing off a total ban on modern multi-purpose semiautomatic firearms.

In addition, the election will bring opportunities as well – a chance to return pro-Second Amendment leadership to the House of Representatives, a chance to add to a pro-Second Amendment majority in the Senate, a chance to get more pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers, a chance for pro-Second Amendment governors, and most importantly, returning President Trump to the White House for four more years.

With Trump coming back, and a pro-Second Amendment Senate, the continued confirmation of pro-Second Amendment federal judges would continue to reshape the courts.

These are dangerous times for our First and Second Amendment rights. However, these times are also a great chance to change the political landscape in a manner that will advance the cause of freedom. Whether 2020 will be remembered for danger or opportunity is up to us.


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.

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Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

AMMOLAND, DUMP HAROLD.
READERS, SIGN THE PETITION TO GIVE LITTLE HAROLD THE BOOT:
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Graham
Graham
1 year ago

Stop SToP STOP with this “second amendment supporters” its NOT a football team for crying out loud!
Of course maybe that’s what YOU think the Bill Of Rights is?

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  Graham

Ohhh. Good one Graham! Spanked his little butt nicely with that one. Well done!

BowserB
BowserB
1 year ago

I believe the only strategy that has a chance, is the one conservatives have failed to embrace, election after election: VOTE! You don’t win elections with a 30% turnout. Gun owners and other conservatives have got to stop making excuses to themselves for not voting. We have to vote in every single election at every level. With 124 million gun owners (plus our influence with spouses in many cases) we can take back our nation. However, “the line was too long and it was raining,” “I have a cold and don’t want to spread it,” “My work is a long… Read more »

Grigori
Grigori
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

Sorry, but the writing on the wall saying that our system of elections is a sham grows clearer with each passing year. Whether local, state, or especially National or Federal elections, we are increasingly presented with a choice between a turd and a piece of s- -t. I voted enthusiastically for Trump in 16, but he has proven to me beyond any doubt that The Deep State, NWO, or Swamp, had no less than two Presidential candidates on the ballot in early November. As planned, one of them did win. So it appears to have been going back to at… Read more »

ahhiyawa
ahhiyawa
1 year ago
Reply to  Grigori

With that attitude may as well take gas and get it over with.

Knute
Knute
1 year ago
Reply to  ahhiyawa

So you think that the proper response to criminal activity in high places is to suicide yourself? Wow! That is so crazy I don’t know what to say. I have no words for that attitude. Would you then also think that the proper response to a neighbor’s annoying dog would be to set your house on fire? It would ‘solve’ the problem, since you obviously wouldn’t choose to live there in the ashes. Or maybe you would. That wouldn’t be much different than killing yourself because an election got stolen. OFC, the election stealing will continue after you’re gone, but… Read more »

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
1 year ago
Reply to  BowserB

Stalin said it best:

“It doesn’t matter who votes, what matters is who counts the votes.”

Illegal aliens all over the country now get driver’s licenses. If any photo ID is requested at a polling station, a driver’s license is what is commonly accepted. There are 30 million illegals in this country, what kind of an impact do you think that has On stripping US citizens of their votes?

2020 is the year that the Republic will either continue or be destroyed one way or the other. This is our Watershed year.

Cheers from the Oil Patch in Central Wyoming

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

Son, we are closer to civil war than we have been since 1865. People with a semblance of vision have been arming up for some time. The demoncrapic, socialist, communist left have plainly stated their goals of disarming America any way they can. It’s just a matter of time before they get the votes/power/authority to attempt to accomplish it. So far it’s been death by a thousand cuts. An infringement here and there but now they want the whole enchilada. Unless the LORD returns or HE does some kind of miracle, there is either going to be a second revolutionary… Read more »

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
1 year ago

Politically speaking, it’s January or February 1860, all over again.

The Democrats have never really studied history, nor have the RINOs, they need to re-read why the Revolutionary War started at Lexington and Concord.

Cheers from the Oil Patch in Central Wyoming

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

@Gentlemen, Yes, let the libtard, national socialist democrats rise up in armed rebellion so that the federal government can crush them, and we can help hunt down the ones that manage to escape or hide!

Mark 2nd
Mark 2nd
1 year ago

I would say well in excess of 100 million guns in the hands of Patriots nowadays Bill. Most of us own multiple weapons. Many of us are getting a little long in the tooth, but we will fight for our children and grandchildren and so on to have the freedom we’ve had and more. We will become an example to the world, yet again. We must fight to restore the Constitution and our freedom and autonomy. As I’ve said; this is the endgame. We must fight and we must win, or freedom may be forever lost.

donfranko
donfranko
1 year ago

You are not alone sir. And thanks for your service.

RLEO

wolfzatDawn
wolfzatDawn
1 year ago

I really hate to say this but it’s time that myself and whatever 2nd Amendment patriot and supporter of the Constitution and bill of rights lock and load and get to preparing for the CWII With Trump “Impeached” and the dummycrates think they are on a roll (until the Senate version) but… it’s time to come together to save the Republic!! And by the way, who needs a limp wrist like Hutchison being a “mouth piece” for the 2nd A Militia and patriots!!

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

One other thing, Harold: May I suggest you end the year on a solid footing and make your last article an expression of MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR and we will see you in a fortnight!

wolfzatDawn
wolfzatDawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Retirement is preferable, Permanent retirement!!

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago
Reply to  wolfzatDawn

You know he doesn’t have the sense to do that.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

So Harold, I see you’ve flip-flopped from dismissing “WILL NOT COMPLY” as an ‘incompetent’ strategy to ACCEPTING NONCOMPLIANCE & CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE as being ‘effective’. You’re beginning to see that if we stand united in noncompliance and intolerance to infringements of all kinds, that we’re right and your previous positions were the failed strategery. Keep learning, and watching, and you will see that if Americans use all their boxes of freedom (soapbox, ballot box, jury box, and cartridge box) we will remain free and sovereign!