Second Amendment Foundation Kicks Off New Year with New Television Warning

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation is wasting no time heading into 2022, airing a 60-second message on nearly 20 cable networks “to warn America of a coming attack on Second Amendment rights,” courtesy of the Joe Biden administration.

Biden was not able to advance his anti-gun agenda in 2021, and in fact he lost important momentum when the Senate Judiciary Committee wouldn’t even let his nomination of David Chipman advance to the full Senate for a vote. But with time likely to run out at the November midterms in 11 months, the president and his Democrat allies on Capitol Hill may push hard to get things done.

As explained by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “The well-financed gun prohibition movement is poised to strike in an effort to make up for lost time due to Joe Biden’s failure to get the gun prohibition agenda through during his first year in office.

“We’re expecting an unprecedented assault on Second Amendment rights heading into the new year,” he continued. “Anti-gunners will grasp at straws to grab every headline they can, and make no mistake, they are determined to help Biden go after your rights in 2022.”

In that vein, watch for the gun prohibition lobby to demand stricter gun laws based on the 2021 murder counts from major U.S. cities. According to data gathered by AmmoLand News for this report, Chicago closed the year with 797 homicides, which is 25 more than logged in 2020. According to a weekend wrap-up by US News, “That is 25 more than were recorded 2020, 299 more than in 2019 and the most since 1996. And there were 3,561 shooting incidents in 2021, which is just over 300 more than were recorded in 2020 and a staggering 1,415 more shooting incidents than were recorded in the city in 2019.”

Baltimore racked up 337 slayings and 726 non-fatal shootings, according to the local CBS affiliate.

In nearby Washington, D.C., there were 227 murders, the most since 2003, according to DCist Daily, and that number was up from the 197 murdered in 2020, as reported by the local NBC affiliate.

Out in Portland, Oregon, KOIN news reported a record-shattering 90 homicides, which far surpassed the previous record of 66 set in 1987, the station reported.

Seattle was able to shave the body count down to 43 last year, which is down 9 from the 52 killings reported in 2020, but still far above the typical 19-24 average during previous years.

SAF’s ambitious launch will see its message broadcast 220 times this week, split up among these cable networks: CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, One America News Network, Destination America, Bloomberg, BBC America, Discovery Channel, American Heroes Channel, SYFY (Science Fiction), TLC (The Learning Channel), TruTV, DirecTV, The Weather Channel, HLN, Dish TV, and CNBC, according to Gottlieb. He sees trouble brewing on the horizon.

“That’s why we’re kicking off the New Year with a record number of pro-gun rights TV spots in a single week,” he added. “The threat to our Second Amendment rights cannot be over-stated. The billionaire-backed gun ban lobby is fearful of a gun rights ruling from the Supreme Court this summer, and a power flip at the mid-term elections, so they will be pushing Biden and their allies on Capitol Hill and in several states to get things done now, before they lose the political muscle to push their agenda.”

Unmentioned is the potential for an earthquake-class ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the challenge to the restrictive carry permit process in the Empire State. It’s the first Second Amendment case the high court has taken since 2010 when SAF won a challenge to the Chicago handgun ban in McDonald v. City of Chicago. That was the ruling which incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment.

Explaining SAF’s intention to “hit the ground running” as the new year unfolds, Gottlieb said the organization is “asking viewers to text ‘Protect 2A’ a special toll-free telephone number – (888) 762-0221 – to help in this battle because once you lose your rights, you will never get them back.”

This new effort takes a slightly different approach from similar projects last year sponsored by SAF and its sister organization, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The goal is still the same, however, to alert, educate and energize gun owners for the challenges on the horizon.

Joe Biden never made a secret of his anti-gun agenda when he was running for election in 2020 and then when he was sworn in almost a year ago. Gun bans, extended waiting periods, one-gun-a-month incentives to the states and regulating semi-auto rifles as if they were machine guns. He may not have anticipated the degree of resistance to such proposals, and he will not likely make the same mistake again.


About Dave 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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Arizona Don

Yes, Biden said he would be coming after our guns if elected president now he is saying now is the time. He also said he would shut down the virus not the country. Furthermore he told us his utmost goal was/is to unite the country. He was elected even though it is not yet determined if it was through fraud or legitimate but it looks more and more like fraud everyday. However, somehow I do not believe coming after the guns will unite the country or for that matter restricting free speech will have a uniting effect either. Perhaps he should study the history of… Read more »

Rock

Let’s go Brandon… Nancy didn’t even know WHERE to slam the gavel, I know where “I” would like to slam it !

Nurph

The only real issue I have with the commercial is the one-to-two second clip of the lady obviously hunting. We all know the 2A has nothing to do with hunting so why continue to reiterate that false idea? Just my two cents.

Arizona Don

The reason the second amendment was put right after the first amendment and considered so important to the founders was because the founders had just been through a civil revolutionary war with the tyrannical government of King George III. They knew for a fact if it had not been for the militia (civilians furnishing their own weapons along with powder and ball) the outcome of that war would have been totally different. In other words England would have surely won. After all they had the most powerful military in the world at the time. Hence the second amendment to assure the citizens have weapons to… Read more »

Wild Bill

Well, said, but if civil war must come, then let it happen before I am too old to participate.

Bubba

Aim small, miss small.
May your shots be true and your ammo be plentiful….

Montana454Casull

Ilegitiment clownshow Joe Biden has proven he knows nothing about guns and the media has proven they know even less . They just promote lies and false narratives to forward thier anti American agendas . Turn the TV off buy a gun and head to the range it’s far more rewarding than listening to the drivel coming out of a idiot box !

Cruiser

Joe, you want it? then you personally come and try to take it.
Don’t send your jack boot thugs.

Last edited 8 months ago by Cruiser
JSNMGC

He will send the jack booted thugs – your buddies in local law enforcement.

The BATFE can’t do this alone. It will be the same people who have been enforcing tens of thousands of unconstitutional gun laws for decades – you.

Cruiser

The locals don’t like the Feds anymore than you do.

JSNMGC

It’s the locals who will be enforcing the new laws – just like they have been enforcing the tens of thousands of gun control laws we have had for decades.

Capn Dad

Yeah but they like their paychecks and pensions. Your rights or their paychecks….which do you realistically believe they will choose?

Russn8r

Scumbags choose paycheck UBER honor.

Russn8r

Yet the locals basically suck the federales off.

Last edited 8 months ago by Russn8r
Arny

Damn I wish they would hurry up. I’ll be in a Hoverround by the time they get to it. I’ll just keep stacking it deep. lol

Dr. Strangelove

I don’t have TV either, but a lot of people do. It’s a good way to get the message out. Radio is very good, too, because almost everyone has the radio on when they drive.

Arizona Don

So do you think that demonstrated intelligence? Perhaps frustration but intelligence — no way!

Thomas Jefferson once said “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”

Mystic Wolf

Being a ham radio operator i get news and info from all over the world, and thingsxare looking bad in other parts as well. Almost every government has taken a big bite from the one world government that is now running almost every country, they have their armies looking at the USA for the next conquest.

Wild Bill

I would like to hear more!

Bubba

μολὼν λαβέ

Come and take it!

Cruiser

A friend told me a few years ago, ‘If you want to hide money, start a foundation.”

loveaduck

So do you give funds to any of the pro-gun groups?