FREEDOM CONVOY LESSONS: Canada’s Sobering Reminder To Second Amendment Supporters

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Ottawa, Canada/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- February 18 is a date that should be burned into the memory of Second Amendment supporters. It’s a reminder of what can be at stake in the fight for our Second Amendment rights, and we should also note the reactions to it.

You don’t see a lot of praise from anti-Second Amendment extremists in office for Trudeau’s actions against the protestors in Ottawa. That’s not the concern. What is concerning is that the condemnation of these actions against what is truly a mostly peaceful protest (as opposed to the 2020 riots) has also been absent.

It’s jarring. Had this happened in the Middle East, we’d be training rebels and sending arms. In fact, in 2011, the United States and NATO (including Canada) toppled Qaddafi’s regime over something not too dissimilar.

What happened in Ottawa is alarming and should be viewed with grave concern. Because in some ways, we’re well down that path. Take, for instance, the Cuomo-James regime’s war on the NRA, or Gavin Newsom’s move to target gun manufacturers.

I know, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA are a sore subject, but Letitia James lied when she called the NRA a “terrorist organization” as she ran for the office she is now abusing, just as Trudeau lied about the truckers. She then used those lies as a pretext to attack our ability to use out First Amendment rights to defend the Second Amendment.

You think we’re that far off?

Even if James fails, there will be other attacks aimed at our rights to protect ourselves, notably financial deplatforming. You think the groundwork isn’t being laid for that to happen to Second Amendment activists? Re-read the letters that were sent to banks and insurance companies after Parkland.

“But Wayne’s suits” seems pretty hollow now. So does “Negotiating Rights Away.” You may not agree with the NRA’s tactics and strategy. You may not like Wayne LaPierre. But those disagreements and dislikes are small potatoes compared to the threat of a Justin Trudeau.

We have enemies who increasingly are dehumanizing us. We’re not people who have good-faith disagreements, we’re child-killers and domestic terrorists for opposing efforts to punish us for crimes and acts of madness we did not commit. What happened in Ottawa is a potential destination for where such rhetoric can lead.

Some of those who engaged in that lack of civility are now running for office to “restore” the civility they trashed. Is that another situation where there are rules that can be ignored, just as long as you are an anti-Second Amendment extremist? What other rules will be put to the wayside in the name of putting Second Amendment supporters in what anti-Second Amendment extremists decide is their place?

Second Amendment supporters need to take note of these events and to act accordingly.


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.

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Stag

“ “But Wayne’s suits” seems pretty hollow now. So does “Negotiating Rights Away.” You may not agree with the NRA’s tactics and strategy. You may not like Wayne LaPierre. But those disagreements and dislikes are small potatoes compared to the threat of a Justin Trudeau.” I fail to see what the NRA has to do with any of this. Do you think they would stop it? We have had numerous tyrannical presidents since the NRA’s founding and they did nothing. What did the NRA do when American citizens were being rounded up and put into internment camps? Nothing. In fact,… Read more »

Tank

That’s b/c NRA is controlled opposition while being owned by PTB.

It was started by 4 UNION Soul-diers. Research it’s founders origins. What is written as to why it was started isn’t the complete truth.

A half truth is still a whole lie.

No government can keep it’s citizens/populace completely safe. Especially when it’s playing the Terrorist.

Facts do not cease to be facts just b/c someone says it isn’t so.

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
Plato

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Stag

Oh, yeah, I completely agree and I’m aware of the NRA’s history. I was just confused about Harold’s insinuation that the NRA is needed, or would do something, if we had a president like Trudeau. We’ve had tyrannical leaders who have done much worse in the past and the NRA did nothing. In many cases concerning the 2A, the NRA has helped enact those infringements. I’m just not following his reasoning here.

Henry Bowman

Another loser article from Little Quisling Harold, NRA shill extraordinaire. The problem with NRA’s strategy is that they’ve actively lobbied FOR the bump stock ban (telling Trump that if he didn’t direct the BATF to do it, they’d withdraw their endorsement for the 2020 election). NRA supported red flag laws, too, and all the while telling their members how they’re fighting for your gun rights… THAT’S ‘MALARKEY’!! Letitia James can go to hell, but the NRA simply needs to go away. They misappropriate all the money coming in, not investing in 2A defense, but living the high life at the… Read more »

Tank

Another BS article by same writer. Reading drivel of what is already known & writer trying to didactically instruct opposed to writing about the hypocrisy & doublespeak. Writer never writes & sinks his teeth into real deal topics about the corrupt system or other obvious flaws. Article is written on a Intellectually dumbed down dolt level. Redirect Arc of Crisis continual narrative dogma gestalt. Quick look over here @ Ukraine/NATO/MAD. Forget about the Lockstep Plandemic Scamdemic Experimental VaXXine. Forget about WEF Klaus Swab (aka Ernst Blofield/Darth Vader.) Forget about digital ID & China Credit Score system. Forget about digitaizing form… Read more »

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Cruiser

Agreed, seems like the media is actually running things. “Stop the presses”

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Cruiser

Canada proves Those with the guns make the rules. Arm up and stay vigilant
as to what governments are doing. At this point what’s to stop Trudeau from inviting China or Russia to enforce his dictatorship. If that happens, we will have our enemies on our Northern Border. Our government has already let in enough terrorists from around the world.

swmft

every one needs to have enough to arm a small army , we may need to

Ansel Hazen

“Second Amendment supporters need to take note of these events and to act accordingly.”
Yes Harrrolddddd. Just like the Founding Fathers did when the British tried to take their means of defense against a tyrannical govt.

Russn8r

Nice try. The theft & squandering of $1 BILLION every few yrs by LaPew’s “Winning Team” vampires enables the tyranny you fear. It’s not terrorism, it’s racketeering. 2A & liberty will be better off if NRA vanishes, so $Billions go to uncorrupted, uncompromising groups like GOA instead.

swmft

would be nice if the money was spent on ammo rather than squandered by thieves

Russn8r

If I could get my endowment money back I’d give it to GOA. I don’t resign so I get the magazine & toss it, >$2 postage LaPew doesn’t get, plus publication cost. Mail in the postage-paid cards too.

incorrigible

AMEN, from another endowment member who has not contributed a penny in many, many years! I also mail all the “Postage Paid” stuff back. I hope that we are legion.