Surviving the Coming Days, How Gun Rights Win – Part Two

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Surviving the Coming Days, How Gun Rights Win – Part Two

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Ok, so now you’ve taken a breather and calmed yourself down a little. You understand that the intensity being revved up by the media is going to get worse. Good. That’s what yesterday’s column was all about. Essentially asking you to keep your wits about you, unlike the other side, who through raw emotion are incapable of reasoning. That’s precisely where we want them to be.

Any smart businessperson, for example, understands never to make a decision based solely on emotion. They know to chill out, take a step back until the feeling has subsided, objectively analyze the options, then move forward with the decision-making process based on facts, not emotion. Understand and remember that our opposition isn’t, or frankly never does, think rationally about this issue. It is essential we keep our “feelings” in check at this moment in history. Let the other side go haywire. We can think clearly and rationally, and that’s what separates us from the disease known as liberalism.

Why is this so important now?

Because now you have to stand up and fight. To do so efficiently, you must have your head about you. It is imperative that you be able to discuss the topics at hand from a position of strength, which comes from having the truth, facts, and the Constitution on your side, and to be able to articulate as much when called upon to do so, without getting emotional. The media will never give you the platform they are providing the kids and parents screaming for your guns. They’ll never offer massive face time to the kids who hold a different viewpoint, such as the millions of kids across the country who support gun rights and oppose gun control.

You’ll never see those kids handed the opportunity to embarrass gun-hating politicians as they gave the gun-grabbers last night on that dog and pony show over at CNN. Ain’t going to happen and we need to deal with it.

Back to the fight. This is a war. A war being thrust upon you by several different divisions of the same enemy army consisting of the political left, Democrat, gun-hating, machine and their billionaire-funded, prohibitionist, gun-control groups, masquerading as “gun safety advocates.” Their most potent weapon, however, isn’t money and probably not what you might be thinking. It’s not the kids who, while rightfully angry and making their voices heard, are primarily a product of their home environment, spewing a gun control message they’ve likely heard before, from the adults around them.

Then what is?

It’s The Media, Stupid!

Mainstream Media
Mainstream Media

That’s right. The most potent weapon of all, and available to every gun prohibitionist around the world (not just here in America), is the media and a 24-hour hysterical “news” cycle. A press that has been attacking (well documented, 14 plus pages on AmmoLand News alone) your gun rights for years! The only fresh ingredient to this recipe now is the kids. Kids who have seen things they should never have seen and can articulate their gun-control push to a fawning media eager to provide a platform in their ongoing culture war against us.

Let me make this clear. I don’t place blame on any American who uses their right to speak and assemble, no matter the subject. That’s what makes this the greatest country on Earth. I can, and do disagree with their wrong-headed message, but they have a right to say it, as much as I have a right to criticize them.

So what do we do? We dig in, and we fight. We join our state organizations, too many to mention, to fight the Bloomberg gun-grabbers who are infecting states across the nation in their attempts to bring CA style crap to everyone. We join GOA to fight alongside millions of other gun owners and reach into the halls of Congress where the gun prohibitionists are infiltrating. We join the Second Amendment Foundation, the only organization fighting and winning battles in courtrooms and now responsible for over 80% of pro-rights legal victories, setting pro-gun precedent across the country. We act as responsible gun owners by seeking training from groups like the NRA, USCCA, and too many independent organizations and individual experts to count.

We get very vocal. We write letters to our representatives, local, state, and federal, and we let the liberal, national, mainstream, and local media know we are watching them, and we do it every, damn, day. We get relentless in protecting our rights, and we VOTE. We make every effort to know the enemies of our freedoms, we read their propaganda, and we counter it. Invade them. Join their mailing lists, Twitter feeds, and Facebook groups. We talk to our school boards, our teachers, and we get involved with our children and what they are learning, or not learning!

We use every tool at our disposal to stay active and involved, and we never stop. We understand that the forces fighting this culture war against us are powerful and well-funded, but they lack one thing.

They lack the truth. We own that.


Mark Walters
Mark Walters

About Mark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

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Tank
Tank
14 days ago

We the Freemasons is NOT “We the People”. Two VERY different things & meanings. Conflating ignorance, complacency, apathy’& a manufactured pseudo-consent using a Zionist controlled media to project an alternative reality is how it’s done. Shop & do business at smaller independent stores. Stop feeding the bea$t who prey on weak & ignorant types like Walmart/Costco/Amazon corporate fascist contagion breeding grounds. In the end you will have paid more but your prote$t & lack of support makes a difference b/c it keeps the small guy alive & continues to feed that fire & cause rather than extinguish it. It’s the… Read more »

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Jim
Jim
15 days ago

HLB, before you suggest people open carry in private stores , check policy. Walmart’s in MI is concealed carry only. Otherwise you will be asked to leave

HLB
HLB
14 days ago
Reply to  Jim

I was carrying openly in Walmart for 2 years before Trayvon Martin happened. The week after that I was again carrying in Walmart when I was told it was not allowed. I did not leave the store but continued my shopping. Since then Walmart CEO Doug McMillon decided that only special people (those that hold Concealed Carry permits) could carry in Walmart stores. Unfortunately for Walmart, if you are open for business to the general public, you must treat all people the same as per the 14th Amendment – your policy that violates fundamental rights is of no effect. You… Read more »

HLB
HLB
15 days ago

No, none of this stuff will do any good. The only thing that will allow you to carry your weapon is to just carry your weapon. The other side has to know you are carrying it, in other words, open carry. There has to be more than one person, in other words, more people than me. I have not seen any one of our millions of patriots carrying in Walmart, at gas stations, in the court house, or any where else in several years. You can talk all you want but by holding a conversation with the other side you… Read more »

Vinnie
Vinnie
14 days ago
Reply to  HLB

This is what really makes me laugh when the antis try to block concealed carry without a permit. They scream OMG everyone will have a gun, it’ll be chaos, BLOOD IN THE STREETS!! They seem to labor under the delusion that noone is presently carrying, despite whatever the law may be. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you see a group of “stereotypical gang bangers” guaranteed at least 1 in 3 are packing, if not more. And I know several otherwise law abiding citizens in my locality who carry daily and cannot get a CCW because none of… Read more »

JimmyS
JimmyS
15 days ago

Stop watching the media. You know it is all lies, anyway. Stop subjecting yourself to poison. Stop giving them viewers.

Qui Bono?
Qui Bono?
15 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Such broad statements as ” You know it is all lies, anyway” is inaccurate, disingenuous and counter-productive. Regardless of it’s source, we all need to become an educated consumer of the news – learn how to recognize and look for bias, learn how to recognize half-truths and misinformation, then fact-check and challenge spurious claims. The only way to win this battle is to use the traditional media more effectively than the opposition. We don’t help our cause by “preaching to the choir” on gun forums, we need to educate and convince the majority of non-gun owners who may also not… Read more »

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III
15 days ago

Great article but don’t forget the pocketbook. That too is a powerful tool and as long as the 2A community continues to support Hollywood hypocrites, Walmart, Dick’s Etc we are cutting our own throat’s. We truly can impact their bottom line in a way that will get their attention if we choose to do so.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

Great article Mark! Thanks for your eternal fight!

JDC
JDC
3 years ago

Is the Second Amendment Foundation still operational? The newest posting on their “SAF in the news” is Dec 2016. I do see that they posted about a gun policy rights conference in 2018, but when you read it it was a cut/paste refering to 2017 speakers not being full yet.

Looks to me like they need to join forces with other pro 2A organizations and get someone to update and maintain their website with current information.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  JDC

Yes, they are still active. Probably too busy with court cases to update the web site, but I agree with you.

Sam in New Hampshire
Sam in New Hampshire
15 days ago
Reply to  Mark

A small suggestion: Many of us use Amazon for a lot of our shopping, and Amazon diverts a small percentage of our purchase prices into a charity of our choice. I chose Second Amendment Foundation, and the dollars add up over the years.