SAF Preps for Battle as Dems Mask Failures by Scapegoating Guns

Lake County Becomes Florida’s First ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary County’
The Second Amendment is under attack because Democrats need a scapegoat to mask their failure to prevent violent crime, say gun rights activists. (Dave Workman photo)

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Democrats unable to deal with the sudden crime increases in major cities are falling back on their favorite scapegoats—guns and Second Amendment rights—to mask their party’s failures, according to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, in a blistering interview with Fox News.

As Conway was speaking, major gun rights organizations were reacting to language in a draft of the Democrat 2020 political platform targeting guns and the citizens who own them.

While the National Rifle Association declared Democrats want to “turn the right to keep and bear arms into a privilege dependent on the whim of government bureaucrats,” the Second Amendment Foundation has gone a step further by launching a massive fund-raising effort in anticipation of multiple legal battles.

SAF's Alan Gottlieb

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb told Ammoland News his email alert has already gone to some 320,000 people and he hopes to reach 1 million members and potential supporters. He said the fund-raiser is aimed at educating gun owners “about this catastrophic threat to their gun rights.” He is making no secret about his intent. SAF, he explained needs to “have the funds on hand to file a slew of lawsuits to stop our Bill of Rights from being shredded.”

Meanwhile, Conway, a key figure in the Trump White House, ripped Democrat mayors in several cities for blaming guns for upticks in urban violence, during an interview with Fox News’ Julie Banderas.

Conway was reacting to remarks by anti-gun Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who blamed weak gun control laws and the COVID-19 outbreak for spikes in violence in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. Duckworth called for legislation to “close the gun show loophole” and require so-called “universal background checks,” two favorite demands of the far left. Yet, research suggests that criminals don’t buy their firearms at gun shows, nor at retail gun stores where they would go through background checks.

By no small coincidence, Fox News reported a 268 percent spike in robberies in New York City’s Upper East Side, which reportedly is home to several wealthy elitists. At least five of those robberies were at gunpoint.

WNYW, a Fox affiliate in New York City, reported a 177 percent increase in shootings last month over July 2019. Through the first seven months of this year, shootings in the city are up 72 percent over the first seven months of last year. Democrats want to spin the uptick in violence as the reason they need to crack down on the gun rights of law-abiding citizens.

Conway’s interview could not have been better timed. Literally while she was talking, the NRA and SAF were reacting to the Democrat party gun control platform draft.

Gun rights groups agreed the platform essentially “declares war” on the right to keep and bear arms. Pulled from Page 43 of their draft plan is this language:

“Democrats will enact universal background checks, end online sales of guns and ammunition, close dangerous loopholes that currently allow stalkers and some individuals convicted of assault or battery to buy and possess firearms, and adequately fund the federal background check system. We will close the ‘Charleston loophole’ and prevent individuals who have been convicted of hate crimes from possessing firearms. Democrats will ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines. We will incentivize states to enact licensing requirements for owning firearms and “red flag” laws that allow courts to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those who are a danger to themselves or others. We will pass legislation requiring that guns be safely stored in homes. And Democrats believe that gun companies should be held responsible for their products, just like any other business, and will prioritize repealing the law that shields gun manufacturers from civil liability.”

SAF’s Gottlieb zeroed in on this paragraph in his fundraising letter.

“Make no mistake about it, if Joe Biden wins in November and the Democrats get control of the U.S. Senate this will be the new reality,” he warned. “And believe me, this is just the beginning of the gun prohibition movement’s agenda to finally destroy our Second Amendment rights.”

In recent years, SAF has become a legal powerhouse, filing lawsuits all over the map challenging state and local gun control laws and regulations. What made this possible was the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, a landmark case brought by SAF and the Illinois State Rifle Association. The ruling incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment, thus putting a number of local gun laws on a collision course with the Bill of Rights.

During her interview, Conway offered a blunt observation about the Democrats’ blame game attempt to shift public attention to firearms, and away from her party’s ineptitude, if not incompetence, in dealing with the upswing in violence.

“What is the evidence,” she asked, “that people who are shooting in these cities got their firearms legally, let alone at a gun show and through a loophole? They (Democrats) try to cloud the whole conversation with nonsense…”

So far as gun rights activists are concerned, “nonsense” accurately sums up the Democrats’ open war on firearms. No other right protected by the Constitution is as regulated by the government or reviled by the Far Left.

Gottlieb, while hoping for the best in November, is planning for the worst. He has the example set by gun-hating Democrats in Virginia earlier this year as motivation.

“We can’t wait for the election results,” Gottlieb says in his letter to supporters. “By then it will be too late. The gun confiscation movement funded by billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and George Soros will already be in full control of our government. In record time they will transform our right to keep and bears arms into gun ban and confiscation laws like exist in England, New Zealand, Cuba, and Venezuela.

“Once our rights are lost we won’t get them back,” he states. “The time to act is now.”



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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Coelacanth
Coelacanth
1 month ago

Marbury v Madison. ‘Nuff said.

Random71
Random71
1 month ago
Reply to  Coelacanth

Unfortunately, we may have to enforce that decision ourselves.

jack mac
jack mac
1 month ago

Allowing any right to be denied from any “free” citizen for any reason is a deadly mistake for freedom.

greengiant
greengiant
1 month ago
Reply to  jack mac

So True! However, it seems the Patriots of our country have been infected with the very serious disease of APATHY! Just think, had our founding fathers been Apathetic Individuals, we would not have a free country in which to live and prosper! NOW, if we allow APATHY to continue infecting the average citizens of this great nation, SHORTLY THERE WILL BE NO FREE NATION FOR US TO RESIDE! Come on folks, GROW A BACKBONE, STAND UP, SPEAK UP AND TAKE ACTION, NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!! For those of you who have not been, please, take the word of… Read more »

TNJEWBOY
TNJEWBOY
1 month ago

If we hand in our guns to the government either piecemeal or all at once what is going to protect us from the government?????

greengiant
greengiant
1 month ago
Reply to  TNJEWBOY

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Read your history books. Gun Control worked for Hitler, Stalin, and many more throughout history. Create civil unrest, disarm the public, tyrannical governments take over and SLAUGHTER millions of their DEFENSELESS CITIZENS!!

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Deflection, then projection. This is the concept you are seeking to explain Progressive New Left reaction to their own policy failures. First, deflect. Blame the opposition or an inanimate object instead of failed public policies. Leftists and Progressives have run urban America for 70 years. The war on poverty and the war on drugs and the war on crime are all their babies. End result: fatherless babies killing babies. Once they have successfully deflected, blames everything and every one save themselves then then project. Projection is the process of masking your evil doings by blaming your opponents for doing exactly… Read more »

greengiant
greengiant
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

The CLINTON’S did not invent this plan, however, THEY PERFECTED IT and passed it down to the current generation of Socialist, Democratic, Left Wing Politicians of TODAY!! I am very afraid the upcoming November Election will decide on whether the USA remains a FREE REPUBLIC or a SOCIALIST STATE! I also believe, should the Socialist Democrats gain power, it will lead to a Civil War! STAND UP, SPEAK UP, VOTE TRUMP-REPUBLICAN ALL THE WAY!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

Republican’s in congress need to grow a pair and speak out that it isn’t a gun issue in the country it’s a crime issue and the democrats with their policies of defund the police and not tough on criminals is the problem.
Kellyanne Conway has been a tough defender of the president yet her liberal husband is doing everything he can to unseat him, she needs to get her house in order.

TNJEWBOY
TNJEWBOY
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Very interesting. Who is her husband??

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Her daughter has recently publicly climbed onboard with her father’s opinions of the President.

greengiant
greengiant
1 month ago

LAW ABIDING, PATRIOTIC, FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS, WAKE UP! This is real and if we and that means YOU as well do not stand up, grow a backbone, and fight for our 2nd. Amendment Rights, and do it now, WE WILL LOSE THEM. Results, Crooks will have guns to attack you with and YOU will be DEFENSELESS! Severe Injury and or Death is only Seconds away from you! Think the police will help you when attacked? At the very best, the Police are Minutes away. They will respond, survey the scene, call the Coroner, write a report, start an investigation and… Read more »

Arny
Arny
1 month ago
Reply to  greengiant

So you’re just going to roll over for them ? If so ? You don’t deserve to own a firearm. Your rights are only rights if you believe them to be so. You’re concerned with petty criminals when the REAL criminals are deceiving you to think they can remove your right(s). If they take 2A they will take them all. I for one & thinking maybe I’ll vote for Senile (defense for his crimes) Joe just to get the ball rolling. I’m getting old & may need a walker b4 long, lol. Let’s just see if they follow thru with… Read more »

greengiant
greengiant
1 month ago
Reply to  Arny

Arny, I like for people to reply to my comments, even those that have an intelligent disagreement. However, I simply do not understand your rambling, nearly incoherent, defeatist response. I to am getting old, 77, a disabled veteran, with cancer, diabetes, heart problems & arthritis! I am also a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Small Business Owner, Avid Hunter, Fisherman, Shootist, and Staunch Patriot. I took an oath many years ago which included my promise to “Defend this nation from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic.” That oath did not have an expiration date! I have fulfilled the Foreign Enemy part,… Read more »

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Jonesy
Jonesy
1 month ago

Duckworth was shilling for the veep spot with Biden.

JIAZ
JIAZ
1 month ago

“Our mission is to create a class of Americans that are willing to protect and defend themselves, their families, and their communities from violent actors in turbulent times. We are a pro-active class that is PREPARED to MOBILIZE and DEFEND our country from all enemies foreign and domestic.”

https://www.americancontingency.com/

TRUMP 2020

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TNJEWBOY
TNJEWBOY
1 month ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Sounds good.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago

again, blame the law-abiding citizen and an inanimate object for the crimes that are committed by criminals. democrats/leftists are liars, or suffer from mental delusion because they are, paraphrasing c.s. lewis, not dealing with reality as it is. i actually trust the armed criminal more than democrats/leftists, at least they don’t lie. in countries that have much more restrictive firearms laws, is the crime rate lower? no, they even continue to have crimes committed when they are not “allowed” to possess firearms. countries like japan have a high suicide rate even though they virtually ban private citizens from possessing firearms.… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 month ago

DemocRATS,Dimocrats,DemoCommies,Progressives,Socilist’s,Commicrats by any other name totalitarian Marxist’s,are the root of all evil in this nation.
Now they don’t want credit for what their ideology when put into effect has wrought upon this nation.
Now “We The People” should double down on more of their failed polices, if we only trust them to allow a Socialist nation their utopia will magically appear,Bravo Sierra !