#GunVote Critical for All Voters Ahead of November 2020

By Larry Keane

#GUNVOTE
The national election is less than 80 days away. IMG NSSF

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The national election is less than 80 days away. Millions of voters will head to the polls in November and cast their vote for candidates at the local, state, and federal level, including for the President of the United States. Many will vote for candidates based on new firsthand knowledge regarding the critical importance of the Second Amendment and how policies affect their right, and ability, to obtain firearms and protect themselves, their families, and their property.

Current events across the United States demonstrate why 230 years ago the Founding Fathers had the foresight to recognize why the right to keep and bear arms would still be vital today. It’s also why NSSF launched the #GUNVOTE campaign to help voters register to vote and encourage them to be educated about exactly where their elected officials stand on the Second Amendment. That includes the nearly 5 million recent first-time American gun owners.

Dangerous Circumstances

Americans across the country have gained a fresh recognition and a new urgency for the importance of taking their safety and self-protection into their own hands. The coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year forcing businesses to close down, law enforcement to become stretched thin and leading to wide-spread uncertainty and worry among families and within communities. Spread of the virus spurred local officials to begin releasing criminals from jail. Many immediately began committing violent crimes once again.

As spring turned to summer, some elected officials declared the firearm industry and local gun stores and shooting ranges specifically “non-essential” forcing them to close. Governors in a handful of states even declared statewide orders shuttering businesses. That didn’t allay Americans’ concerns and the buying surge continued.

Fast forward through the summer and riots, looting, violence, and calls to “Defund the Police” have had a profound effect. It’s no wonder law-abiding Americans of all backgrounds, minorities, and women especially continued buy firearms for self-protection.

Anti-Second Amendment Track Record

As Americans have watched family businesses and stores on Main Street be destroyed, their elected leaders have failed to quell the violence. Governors rejected President Trump’s administration’s declaration that firearm businesses are essential and should remain open. Local officials tried to usurp their citizens’ rights by enacting laws that violate their rights.

On the federal level, the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives already voted on a gun control grab bag that would restrict the Second Amendment and turn law-abiding Americans into felons, ignore due process under the law, ban firearms that have become increasingly popular for self-defense and eliminate the rights of Americans that are simply, in fact, just the Second Amendment.

Higher Stakes Ahead

Now the election consequences for the Second Amendment couldn’t be greater as Americans hold the balance of the U.S. Senate in their hands, as well as who will occupy the oval office.

In the upper chamber, former 2020 Democratic presidential contender billionaire Michael Bloomberg is going all out and pledged to spend millions for more gun control. He had his own “do as I say, not as I do” moment during the campaign, stating he deserved protection from firearms but not regular Americans. The balance of the Senate will also backstop policies from the House that infringe on the Second Amendment but also matter for filling federal court vacancies, including potential U.S. Supreme Court vacancies.

The presidential ticket including former Vice President Joe Biden and his newly anointed running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have already earned the notorious banner as the most anti-gun presidential ticket in history. They agree on several Democratic National Committee party platform planks calling for more gun control, including a complete elimination of the firearm industry. Former Vice President Biden offloaded his VP search process to the antigun groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action before landing on Sen. Harris as the one he’d have literally a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Don’t Risk Your Rights

On every level of government, voters get to decide whether their Second Amendment rights will be protected or infringed upon. Elections have consequences and there is no more important time than now to see the very real outcomes that November may hold.

NSSF launched the online resource #GUNVOTE to help register and educate voters so they are informed and confident heading to the polls. Understanding the role and rights protected by the Second Amendment are as critical now as ever. Voters, including those first-time gun owners, must be informed so that on election day they don’t risk their rights.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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donfranko
donfranko
1 year ago

So many think all those brand new gun owners will vote to preserve their 2A rights. I worry that they have no idea about the threat posed by the dems in this election, and that they think THEY will be allowed to keep THEIR guns even if all those OTHER people have to surrender THEIRS. A LOT of pistols were sold, so they may still be good with getting rid of those scary “assault rifles”… as long as they get to keep THEIR guns… Given enough time to understand the threat to their 2A right to keep that gun, they… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 year ago

It”s sad. When obummer was running for the first time, I told my wife that I was going to check everyone’s grade with the NRA to see if they would get my vote because I was not voting for the best person anymore I was voting to keep my gun. It made her mad and she thought it was wrong. I was an independent then. When President Trump ran, I changed to republican and voted for him because I wanted to keep my gun, close the borders, stop giving money to countries that hate us, the NAFTA deal, the Iran… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 year ago

We all know how the liberals and democrats feel about guns and what they will do if they get the power back via the White House with their puppet in the oval office.
There is no excuse for any believer in the second amendment to not vote in the upcoming election.
A message needs to be sent to these anti-gun folks by a super large turnout to send Trump back for four more years.

Stag
Stag
1 year ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

#OrangeInfringer2020

KenPCD
KenPCD
1 year ago

Make no mistake, the democrats HATE the Second Amendment and all who believe in it’s protections. If they win in November, they WILL come after you.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago

This apparently happened just across the street from the DNC “convention.”

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1296645272530034689

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

I wonder if someone could inform the cops,. maybe, if they are not told to stand down, they can arrest those two punks. It is recorded and all. I won’t be holding my breath. I hope that no one is stupid enough to do that crap where I am.

Arm up, carry on.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

Just a fyi;. For those who use mail in ballots. There’s a row of numbers on the side. There’s also either the letter R or D meaning REPUBLICAN or DEMONCRAP. Don’t believe me? See for yourself. Maybe you can find it on YouTube. You can imagine what can and probably has happened; The Republican ballots disappear. If you are able, bring your ballot and turn it in personally. Also watch for “extra” ballots being mailed to your address. I have a nickel that says if you find some they will all have that D on them. Something else, MY father… Read more »

Darkman
Darkman
1 year ago

Those who choose not to decide…Still have made a choice.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 year ago
Reply to  Darkman

Sounds like a Rush to me.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

Absolutely get your butt out and vote. If you are not registered, get it done. Look at the candidates and pick the ones that best suits your requirements. Root out corruption whenever possible. Get out and vote with the ballot box, if not, we will surely be voting with the cartridge box. This assumes we are not already in civil war by then. Both the ballot and the cartridge box are there for your discretion. Vote wisely.

Arm up, carry on