Gun Banners Struggling To Find Relevance In A World Prepping For War

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- When all is said and done, the conflict in Ukraine, will have been responsible for putting more guns into civilian hands than Barack Obama and Joe Biden combined.

For the American gun-ban industry, these world events hit at a particularly difficult period of time. Make no mistake, they still get up every morning, have a cup of coffee, and then decide how best to strip you of your constitutional rights.

But nowadays, it’s not as easy for them to find someone who is willing to listen to their inane pleas. They’re desperate for an audience – any audience – so they have changed-up the way they message their anti-gun campaigns. They’ve resorted to quick-hits – single messages of short duration – so when one fizzles, they can quickly pivot to another, all to keep their donors mollified and their money flowing in.

Things were not always this way. Before the plague, Gabby Giffords or Shannon Watts had only to snap their fingers and they’d get the lead story for an entire news cycle. Michael Bloomberg actually wrote his own headlines. The Trace – the propaganda arm of his anti-gun empire – successfully embedded its paid anti-gun activists into newsrooms across the country. It was a major coup for the diminutive demagogue. His stooges in the mainstream media still haven’t realized how badly they were hoodwinked and used. But COVID, the lockdowns, and a series of violent riots across the country put an end to all of this.

When Americans saw their neighborhoods going up in flames, more than 5 million bought firearms and apparently a lot of ammunition.

The ammo market is still trying to fully recover. Every one of these purchases was a slap in the face to the gun banners. Then, when the gun-rights community defeated their champion, David Chipman, whom Biden was ordered to install as ATF head, the gun banners became apoplectic with rage. Evidently, they’re still mad at poor Joe. Last month they sent him yet another joint letter complaining that he wasn’t infringing enough.

“As a candidate, Joe Biden promised to prioritize gun violence prevention. As president, Joe Biden has not,” said Igor Volsky, founder and executive director of the group Guns Down America. Volsky’s rally outside the White House several dozen people. For the gun banners, the poor turnout should have been a warning of bad things yet to come, but it went unheeded.

On the day Putin invaded Ukraine, Moms Demanding Attention launched a nationwide “Stand Your Ground” initiative. Its goal was “to combat shoot first laws, also known as stand your ground.” To show their support, Florida Moms scheduled rallies in 10 cities across the state. The rallies were a complete failure. They drew several dozen folks – most of whom were already in the city parks before the rallies began. In Miami, which has a population of more than 440,000, the Moms and their husbands outnumbered attendees by a two-to-one margin. It was clear their gun-banning efforts were sputtering. No one was buying what they were peddling, so they were forced to pivot, again.

Yesterday, the anti-gunners tried yet another desperate bid. This time, so-called “Smart Guns” were the topic.

“Firearm owners may be finally cozying up to the idea of personalized ‘smart guns,’ and it only took them twenty years to hop on board,” MSN declared. Meanwhile, their readers yawned.

To be clear, Stand Your Ground laws work – Smart Guns don’t.

That the gun-ban industry resorted to recycling two such tired, old propaganda points show how desperate they have become. Since they describe themselves as gun safety organizations, you would think they would pivot to safety. However, safety has never been important to them. Complete civilian disarmament is their true goal. Now that the whole world has witnessed the deadly ruse that is gun control, their tired talking points are falling on deaf ears.

Despite the gun-ban industry’s nonstop messaging, their tweets, their hashtags, and their prowess with the press, there is one thing they can never overcome, which the entire world now understands: Disarmament kills. Absolute disarmament kills absolutely.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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KK

I wonder if “SmartGuns” will be mandated to have a remote “KillSwitch” and GPS tracking capability . . . like SmartPhones. You know . . . so the government can turn them off if they are stolen and recover them just like they do with stolen SmartPhones. This way no one will steal them any more . . . like SmartPhones. I think it’s really great to have a government that loves us so much that they are RELENTLESSLY working to keep us safe! (I know that when the “BUMP IN THE NIGHT” comes . . . my tritium sights… Read more »

DIYinSTL

For sure, a “Kill Switch” function. Didn’t think about a GPS record but that would be an easy add so yeah, count on that too.

Pa John

So, good news: The gun control freaks are failing their foreign and domestic enemies of the US Constitution masters. More Americans – including more woman and minorities – are now arming themselves than ever before, and their numbers are growing rapidly. If our nation were ever invaded, our people would already have something approaching 500 million firearms to begin with. It is one thing to militarily overrun a country and seize key positions, it is quite another to try to occupy and rule it… – – – A copy & paste of a Fox News Article Follows – – –… Read more »

john

Nothing makes sense anymore – no values, no morals, and no civility. People are dying of a Chinese virus, but it’s racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong but killing unborn babies is okay!    Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, it’s taking on water, and is sinking fast. We Americans are drowning. Speak… Read more »

john

Passed on for a friend How true Critical things to think about in 2022.   I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life. I have never wished to live anywhere else. This is my home, and I was privileged to be born here.  But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is changing for the worse. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, no matter how much I pray, something evil has… Read more »

john

Just passing this along from another AmericanMandates    Critical Race Theory    De-Funding Police    Pandemic or Plan-demic    Open BorderWoke-ism  Big Tech Censorship      Marxism           Election Security       Media BiasYou can’t justify this insanity:   • If a guy pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.  • Somehow, it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.• It was cool for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine. • Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery… Read more »

BaerArms

just like the millions of rounds that have been pulled for supply to give to Ukraine instead of helping gun owners here. We seem to not want to help ourselves against ourselves

john

 Well that is a history lesson worth watching. It would serve those at ammoland who comment after reading posted articles well / I have sent it to some folks as I viewed this as true to the current position the world. I do believe that China is looking for the title and there are now some politicians helping that along for the promise of great wealth . Then there is BLACK ROCK newsmax running an advertisement about the investment firm and how it is now selling out America to China.         The war in Ukraine will escalate. Russia has nothing to lose while working with China. Russia is broke… Read more »

Wild Bill

Black Rock lost 16 billion dollars, on paper, this morning.

And Iran. Don’t forget Iran. Both kinds of moslems want to take over the world, but Iran is allied with Russia and China. American produced oil could bankrupt all three of them!

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Finnky

Might want to modify that slightly… On paper Black Rock lost $16B of other peoples money this morning.

Investment managers likely also invest, but their job continues to pay even when they are losing their clients money.

john

nice

john

please watch the video Principals

Biden administration are fools

john

Black Rock what can you say 10 trillion in assets danger ahead

Wild Bill

Huge bad news for gun ban freak … George Soros: Rivian, and electric car maker, stock prices are crashing due Rivian’s inability to manufacture cars!!! Over one hundred and seventy BILLION of stock value evaporated this morning. Major investor … George Soros!
Unfortunately, the loss is only on paper until he sells at the lower evaluation, but this setback ought to keep his mind off of gun banning for awhile.

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uncle dudley

Will the anti-gun groups now blame Putin? lol

Montana454Casull

Let me perfectly clear about your narrative on the ammo shortage , its complete bullshit ! The criminals in Washington DC don’t need to take our guns because the criminal basturds dried up the ammo supply and then get you to promote lies after they steal an election . FJB

swmft

not bullshit, they made it happen. shutter production for almost a year have riots so people panic buy , increase costs by not allowing smelting , all first tier smelting is now outside of US. and epa regulates import of toxic substances , heavy metals are toxic one more control oh and you can thank obummer for killing all the hi paying smelting jobs

john

China controls the minerals that is important information ask yourself why so many 9mm 223 308 rounds are available because we stockpile the items needed to make those rounds. for law enforcement & the military As for hunting calibers no powder or brass it will be a while you can not buy bullseye dupont powders and many others to reload your own.

willyd

We have been selling out scrap metals to China for years, just like before WWII, we sold our scrap metal to Japan that ended up being used against us, HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!!!!!!!!!!!

Green Mtn. Boy

The Commiecrats and like minded Leftists can’t bring to fruition their genocide of the American people with out the removal of arms from the American population.

swmft

the comicrats are attacking right in your territory, they made new yak un livable now working on vermont

john

Democrats Shut off the power wait it out place new mandates, Effectively the price of fuel is another mandate on the american people. The process has begun the media is a anti American propaganda machine. Social media is the biggest enemy to our way of life.

Henry Bowman

The gun grabbers simultaneously say we don’t need guns, ought not to have guns, say if we refuse to disarm that makes us “homegrown violent extremists” or in other words, terrorists. One man’s ‘terrorist’ is another man’s ‘freedom fighter’. Keep pushing, tyrants, and you will find out that the people you oppress can resist like you’ve never seen before! Just because we are peaceful doesn’t mean we can’t be dangerous. And we refuse to be harmless because that’s what disarmed people are.

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swmft

people who think we should not have guns should have their name in nics database,and fbi prohibited persons. make them felons for being hypocrites carjacker wants their car they will take it just like they want for us

Henry Bowman

People who want to deprive us of our liberty are enemies, foreign or domestic. At some point the domestic enemies of liberty are going to screw up, and then it will be ‘on like Donkey Kong’!!

john

The writer is passionate as we all are, Joe biden is not alone in the effort to remove firearms for the hands of Americans. You can not compare the United States to the Ukraine as far as the residents go. Yes the Ukraine people have proven that some will stand and fight others have fled. The one conclusion you can plainly see is that the US government has been stalling in the Ukraine to help them become a part of Nato since Bill Clinton. Obama Biden the Rinos and the Democrats have been making a ton of money in that… Read more »

Henry Bowman

A perverse part of me hopes they DO steal another election, because they know they’re outnumbered and since they will do LITERALLY ANYTHING to seize and hold absolute power. They want to turn the USA from ‘Land of the free and home of the brave” into ‘land of the fee and home of the SLAVE’!!

When they do, the American people will surely take up arms and smack that 1776 reset button! Leftists are a cancer in our body politic, from Dementia Joe & his handlers all the way down the local ballot harvester. They must go, no exceptions!

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Wild Bill

In a single year America has become a place of shortages. We really can not tolerate another stolen election.

swmft

i think it would be so blatantly obvious that even cnn would stop reporting to avoid inciting open revolt, i think Chinese are waiting for exactly that to start big push in pacific, there is a world war brewing

Henry Bowman

Yes but I think that CNN is largely irrelevant because new owners signaled they’re gonna clean house and ditch all of the on-air talent (and possibly some producers) to try to get Communist News Network closer to center like it was when Ted Turner was alive. The vast majority of the people (not commies) dont even bother watching because CNN is truly fake news. They may watch MSDNC or Fox. They are both MSM but they’ll steer clear… The Commiecrat Party will probably call in the Chinese as UN peacekeepers when things start looking ugly for them, but I look… Read more »

Russn8r

MSDNC, LOL

john

agreed what do you suggest

Wild Bill

Paper ballots with security features, only.

Henry Bowman

Absolutely we can’t!! The question is, will it be enough to get people off their couch and start doing what’s necessary??

Wild Bill

I can only speak for me. Unless I am dead, I will be there to vote. If I am dead … I suppose the democrat party will help me.

Henry Bowman

Yeah, I know! My parents were hardcore conservatives who died a few years back, and next thing I know they’re voting Democrat.

swmft

there are more than a few cases of that , I had to have my mothers voters id reascended twice also found someone using her id to get medicare , weeee new ss number given for someone who is dead

Henry Bowman

The system needs to simply be abolished, PERIOD. The government, its agencies, programs, etc. are 99.9999999% unconstitutional. Take away the system, and all these criminals gaming it will lose their cash cow.

swmft

I agree to a point a volantary retirment program that anyone Could join would be nice what we have is bs, they have even turned charities into cash cows look at red cross the top people were never paid now…….

Henry Bowman

Yeah, I don’t like ‘nonprofits’ that profit in times of disaster. Red Cross is one. Salvation Army is another. Worse, Salvation Army refuses to help individuals in desperate need. They only help if it’s a collective thing.

And I’m still ROFL-ing at the lurker that takes anything I say and downvotes it with his 1/2 dozen sockpuppets…

This should be sufficiently triggering…

john

That funny sir yes in deed

Henry Bowman

Gimme a break. I get tired of downers arguing from a position of either apathy, cowardice, or nihilism. Saying this would destroy America is complete Bravo Sierra!!! What makes you think that Americans fighting to be free is a completely losing enterprise? Do you think there’s too few who would fight to remove tyrants from their illegitimate grip on this country, or that there would be too many nations like China looking to carve up the USA for themselves? Or is it that you’re so cynical as to suggest a fight is what I want when that is the exact… Read more »

Henry Bowman

Aahh, see context is extremely important! You said ‘you’ and I took that as being directed at me, and if you said “You, Schumer,” that would have been more specific. Sorry for the retort. We live & learn!

Russn8r

How about hospital administrators who murdered patients for money, refused to let them use ivermectin and other therapeutic protocols, and refused to let them go to a facility that would let them use such protocols, so they could keep them on high-priced dangerous protocols like remdesivir & vents?

Henry Bowman

Yes, that’s an utter violation of the entire Nuremberg Code! The politicians were the ones who set the mandates, and spent taxpayer dollars to incentivize Big Healthcare to refuse to treat people and get them back to health. Politicians paid doctors to put patients on ventilators even when that was exactly the wrong protocol; they put money above their Hippocratic Oath and the patient’s best interests. They are continuing to kill people with the death jab “vaccines” (actually mRNA gene altering compounds), they get paid for every clot shot they administer, every day the patient is hospitalized, and they get… Read more »

Russn8r

Amen

swmft

saddest part is there is a real vaccine, but it is made by a small cap. so they are not talked about and blocked,, oral room temperature stable, says a lot when the truth is less important than the money . they dont even know what long term harm the phizer and maderna will do