Gun Control Grinches Hijacking Holidays with 2020 War Cries

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There's an anti-gun juggernaut building momentum and money over the holidays for political warfare in 2020. Small crowds like this on capitol steps around the country will not be sufficient to stop it. Now is the time for gun owners to get in the game. (Dave Workman photo)

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Uniformly characterizing themselves as concerned citizens working together “to end gun violence,” gun prohibition lobbying groups from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Cascades of Washington and Oregon are using the holidays to raise funds for what promises to be a combative new year in their efforts to reduce the right to keep and bear arms to a government-regulated privilege.

At least, that’s how Second Amendment activists from the Potomac River to Puget Sound and Portland look at it, and they only need point to the proposed agendas of organizations including anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety to Seattle’s Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Portland’s Lift Every Voice Oregon for proof. The latter group, a self-described “coalition of faith-based communities” has just launched a new effort to regulate so-called “assault-style weapons,” according to KGW News.

The report says this group “will embark on a two-pronged initiative effort targeting the sale of assault-style rifles and magazine sizes. If successful, they would be on the November 2020 ballot.”

They plan a pair of initiatives, one to require background checks (that are already required), plus training, a five-day waiting period and no sales of such firearms to anyone under age 21. A second measure will limit magazine capacity to ten rounds of less for so-called “assault-style rifles.”

AmmoLand News previously exposed the sweeping gun control agenda of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility aimed at Washington residents.

And now Everytown, which Bloomberg helped found and bankroll, has launched the Everytown Victory Fund to match what it fears will be multi-million-dollar spending by the National Rifle Association to “re-elect Donald Trump and keep control over the Senate.”

The fund-raising sales pitches from all of these groups may read differently but say the same thing. They are looking to pass more restrictive laws that will essentially discourage Americans from exercising their state and federal firearms rights. As noted in the recent money beg from the billionaire-backed Alliance in Seattle—looking ahead to January’s legislative session in the state capitol at Olympia—“we have the opportunity to enact more innovative policies that will close deadly loopholes, keep guns out of dangerous hands, and ensure our existing laws are effectively implemented.”

Everytown’s message tells potential donors, “The Victory Fund exists for one single reason: To destroy the NRA's stranglehold on politics in Washington by electing Gun Sense Candidates and defeating gun lobby-backed politicians.” Nothing could be plainer than that.

In Virginia, Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins has promised to deputize citizens in his county if Democrats now controlling the Assembly move forward on threatened gun control legislation.

Meanwhile, out in Colorado, CPR News is reporting that Democrats in Denver are “poised to make a bid for stricter gun policies during the 2020 legislative session” as well.

It is as if Democrats believe their last stand could be coming with the new year, and they want to make the most of it. This is happening after “at least a dozen Colorado counties have designated themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ and said they will not enforce…red flag laws because it violates the Constitution.”

Through it all, gun control crusaders portray themselves as defenders of public safety, while continuing to demonize anyone or any entity that stands in their way, be it the NRA or any other Second Amendment organization.

The Centennial State situation might best be summed up in the words of Dick Wadhams, former chair of the Colorado State Republican Party. Quoted by CPR News, he said about gun control efforts, “Just like red flag, these bills sound good on the surface but underneath there could be an extraordinary abuse of gun rights with no increase of public safety.”

This has long been the position of Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. Often he has cautioned that “the Devil is always in the details,” and rarely has that advice been wrong.

The next 11 months leading up to the 2020 elections will be politically brutal, that much appears certain. Gun rights activists seem at times to be fighting an uphill battle in their efforts to rouse gun owners out of their lethargy. Legislative sessions begin in January, and that’s when Second Amendment advocates will get the full measure of what they will face if Democrats take control of Congress and the White House.

The proverbial writing is not only on the walls, it’s on the front page of every newspaper, in the headlines found online from major news agencies and in the language of legislation both state and federal that the gun prohibition lobby hopes to make law either this year or in 2021 when they hope there will no longer be any barriers to their agenda.


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

 

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Gomezaddams51
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Gomezaddams51

Unfortunately gun owners are to divided to stand as a single group. The shotgun shooters are not concerned with those EEEVVVIIILLL black guns. Deer hunters (except for those who have to use shotguns to hunt) could care less about the little black guns or shotguns. And so forth. Only when we stand as one united group will we be able to stop the anti-gun BS.

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Exactly WHICH of their proposed laws are these cuckoo-clocks stupid enough to expect criminals to obey?

RetUSAF
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RetUSAF

They could care less about criminals. It is law abiding conservatives they are after. It is the conservative gun owners that need to be eliminated, so the left can force us into a socialist country with minimal resistance!

willyd
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willyd

RetUSAF; So true, Va is just to close to D C is the major problem, and Colo is the playground of the Calf elite which has been for years, it is a disease that is spreading, the you owe me syndrome, from any generation, get everything for free and let the working class pay the tab!!!!!!!!! Oh, and don’t forget Ore and Wash, they are both having to deal with the mentality from Calf also!!!!!!!

Doszap
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Doszap

ALL RED FLAG LAWS ARE ILLEGAL-SEDITION 1. LII 2. U.S. Code 3. Title 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 4. Part I. CRIMES 5. Chapter 13. CIVIL RIGHTS 6. Section 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law 18 U.S. Code § 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law • U.S. Code • Notes prev | next Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States,… Read more »

2WarAbnVet
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2WarAbnVet

True then, true now … “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.” – John F. Kennedy

Doszap
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Doszap

We see what the LAST REAL AMERICAN POTUS got for his insolence.
Wasn’t Lee Harvey Oswald either.
The Illegal VA proposals are in OPEN DEFIANCE OF THE BOR’s.
Therefore they are NOT LAWS that are to be OBEYED.

KDad
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KDad

Ryben, they do know that these laws will not keep criminals from getting guns. Their true aim is to disarm law-abiding citizens so when they are ready to embrace Socialism, we won’t be able to stop them, at least not as an armed society.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

It’s always been their objective. Kids, mass shootings, etc. have always been great poster fodder to advance their emotion-laden plea for “common sense” blah blah. They don’t care about children. They care about disarmed citizens.

Doszap
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Doszap

They continue TO ALLOW the Murders,fighting GUN FREE ZONES becoming armed ZONES, plus murdering 60+ million Americans in the womb and OUT of the womb,pus the majority of the Democratic party on Par with PolPot,and China.
DemoNcrats are responsible IMO for every school shooting, and Mass shooting at a rate of 95%.

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

I guess they don’t know these proposed laws will do nothing to limit a criminal’s access to guns.

USA
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USA

Ryben, oh they know it, trust me, they know all about it. They want to take Americans guns and give them to the criminals to transfer power from We The People to the globalist aka Vatican Crown (Nazis/Christlam/NWO of global governance by the antichrist Pedo Pope) socialism is just a cover for Satan’s NWO and they will never, ever, stop coming at us as long as they suck wind.

USA
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USA

Under attack by the Vatican Crown Nazis of pedovoure Cabal criminals commonly referred to as Democrats, Communists, Socialists and The Left. A death cult of sickos, Satanists, terrorists etc.

#CartelDemocrats

option31
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option31

Yes we must get involved. We also must stop using their words / descriptors when we argue. Gun violence – I always ask how does a gun – an inanimate object commit violence? We have to change the focus to the person not let them get away with the idea that inanimate objects commit violence. This is people control – ie slavery. When a govt is deciding what you will be allowed to buy own and sell how is that any different than the 18th and 19th Century slave owner decide what his subjects will be allowed to buy own… Read more »

USA
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USA

Option, the Bible says this the 7th and final rise of the Roman Empire aka Satan’s global governance so yes, far bigger an issue than just guns. Oh yeah, far bigger.

Doszap
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Doszap

Time FOR TALK is over, it’s time to STAND,if they instigate Unconstitutional LAWS (which all their proposals are) then WE make no first moves except to ready ourselves.)
They must fire the first shots.IF they do then it’s GAME ON.
They will be very sorry for what they start.Their arrogance and narcissism knows NO BOUNDS.

NO ONE is above the Const /BOR’s and the AMENDMENTS, NO ONE.

Arny
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Arny

Listen carefully to this mans well articulated words , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLh5BdAGv6E

Arizona
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Arizona

It is time to withdraw consent of the governed, and throw off this oppressive regime that fails to respect our natural rights, let alone the Constitution.

USA
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USA

Is why We The People elected Trump now we must stop all support of the Popes Cabal and Refuse To Comply to everything that does not comply to the US Constitution.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I withdrew my consent when I was 30. I’m now 65. So for 35 years I have not consented to this psychopathic control freak circus that claims to have the “right” to rule over me. They can KMA. I realize I’m still a slave to their system because of the force of “law” on me to get a drivers license and car insurance and use their fake money to buy sell and trade as well as get “paid ” in, but when it boils right down to it…I’ve drawn some lines in the sand THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.