It Is Way Past Time To Vet Candidates For 2022

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Before you know it, 2022 will be here. But there is a lot of work to be done before the November elections. In fact, how successful Second Amendment supporters are in 2022 could depend on what happens now.

Why is that? Because many candidates are going to run in primaries. These elections are a chance for Second Amendment supporters to have an outsized impact on the November 2022 elections. This is because primary turnout is much lower than that in a general election, and therefore it is a way to shape the landscape favorably.

But before the primary elections, Second Amendment supporters need to vet the candidates who are running so that the best candidate is running in the general election next November. This matters a lot, because there have been past disappointments like Larry Hogan and Adam Kinzinger.

The task of vetting candidates will be particularly important at the local level. As Kenosha shows, the local prosecutor and county sheriff, among other local officials, can have a massive impact on our Second Amendment rights, especially when it comes to situations involving self-defense.

State legislative elections can also be easily affected in the primaries. You will often find that some of them will eventually move up to statewide office or to Congress. These state and local offices are where we can develop future candidates for higher office. Think of the state and local offices as something akin to your favorite major league baseball team’s farm system.

This sort of vetting needs to happen very early in the process of choosing our elected officials. As Joel Pollack noted in discussing the 2020 election, elections aren’t just the casting of votes, they are a process. Why do you think it is so important to resist campaign finance “reform” schemes, Silicon Valley censorship, corporate gun control, financial deplatforming, and the witch hunts that place every Second Amendment advocacy group at risk?

When we point out that Second Amendment supporters need to work hard to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels, the work to do that starts in almost the immediate aftermath of the elections just held. Second Amendment supporters must learn the lessons from prior elections, and you get ready to find Second Amendment champions who can win the next ones.

The fact of the matter is that what is done today will affect the elections of 2022. So, it’s well past time for Second Amendment supporters to start vetting the candidates for office, and letting their fellow citizens know.


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.Harold Hutchison

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Will

Vet them? Problem with that is they will say anything to get elected then develop amnesia after being sworn in. How do you vet against that? Coward,spineless RINO’s are notorious for doing just that too.

loveaduck

Too many 2A supporters stay quiet.

2gats

Require that ALL POLITICIANS and .gov employees to provide and list a home address in the district where they live.

These statist assholes run to be the “peoples representatives” and then when elected support party over constituent voters. MAKE THEM FEEL THE HEAT OF THEIR CONSTITUENCY AT HOME…….maybe they won’t then sell us out in a hot minute.

Local, local, local

PUBLISH PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HOME ADDRESSES!!!!! STOP ALLOWING THEM TO HIDE FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR TREASON

and how about this……START PUBLICLY HANGING TRAITORS THAT BETRAY THEIR OATH TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.

warfinge

So much like Virginia’s Glen Younkin, you run into politicians who ride many fences. We elected him because the Northam to McAuliffe handoff looked so bad but he has already been a disappointment with his stance on Covid mandates before he is even in his office. He never answered the call to to complete the VCDL survey on his views of the 2nd amendment so the chances of him running the Northam 2A infringements back look bleak. The 2A will not be a priority for him I fear. Sure we can vet them but we may end up voting for… Read more »

swmft

have to take everything to court, they do that to bankrupt any one who wants to stop their power grab
and they make new laws that say the same thing after loosing in court

Last edited 1 month ago by swmft