Ukraine Is Yet Another Setback For Gun Control

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Ukraine/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-Second Amendment extremists have been having a lousy year, give or take. Why might that be said, given the fact that Joe Biden is in the White House, anti-Second Amendment extremists hold the key leadership positions in the House and Senate, and they are about to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer with another anti-Second Amendment extremist?

Well, a lot of this come from what they haven’t been able to do. They didn’t manage to pass their election and campaign finance “reform” agenda, nor did they wipe out the legislative filibuster. Millions of new gun owners have opened up a massive opportunity for Second Amendment supporters, NYSRPA v. Bruen is likely to deal a death blow to “may issue” carry permit laws, and the wave of violent crime is likely to cause more defections from anti-Second Amendment extremism.

Now, of course, we have Ukraine. If you haven’t seen what Defiant Ls posted, check it out. The mental gymnastics that will be required to justify future semiauto bans will be much more difficult to navigate and execute well. Ukraine handed out real assault rifles – weapons capable of either firing either on semi-automatic or full-automatic – to their citizens.

Here is the real problem anti-Second Amendment extremists now face: If they celebrate Ukraine, then they also have to acknowledge the Ukrainian government’s decision to hand out the real Kalashnikov assault rifles. This is a massive opening for Second Amendment supporters.

We’re not only talking about eroding the logic of the semiauto bans that Eric Swalwell and Beto O’Rourke have been pushing (a significant victory in and of itself), but we’re also now in a situation where the 1934 National Firearms Act and the 1986 Hughes Amendment have been undermined, and that undermining was celebrated by the same folks who want to take guns away from Americans.

The big question is whether we can seize this opportunity to start chipping away on these onerous provisions. There is a case to be made to repeal the 1986 Hughes Amendment, pass the Hearing Protection Act and the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act, and perhaps even make the procedure for what’s felt under the NFA much less onerous. All we have to do is ask people one question: “Do you think Americans are less deserving of rights than Ukrainians?”

If they say, “Yes,” they’re going to alienate a lot of American voters. If they say, “No,” then they are vulnerable to a follow-up question: “Why do you support an Australia-style gun ban?”

The pressure can even be increased by pointing to the unacceptable situation on our southern border or pointing out that Alaska isn’t that far from Russia.

Second Amendment supporters won’t have an automatic win on this, though. We must avoid Biden’s blunders, be aware of how we come across to our fellow Americans, and use the proper approach. But if we do those things, there is a very good chance we can defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box.


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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loveaduck

Ukraine is not a land of saints. It has corruption at every level, kind of like all the past USSR republics. That said, I prefer aiding them in putting a stop to new Russian expansion. Let it go and watch Moldova follow. Then the real test will come. Would Putin try to reclaim the Baltic states? That would bring one of two things, more chicken shit, or WWIII. What a choice! If Finland joins NATO, what then? Stop the Russians now, or “we ain’t seen nothin’ yet”.

Russn8r

Aiding Ukraine militarily helps preserve Xiden’s DemComs to end the USA. Domestic enemies in power are far more destructive to the USA than Putin is from without.

Wild Bill

I agree. This is an opportunity to damage the Russian military capability, without expending the lives of Americans. This is an opportunity to turn Russia into a hole in China’s financial pocket.

Oldman

The REAL enemy is China. Putrid is done and that makes him even more dangerous, IMO.

KK

“Ukraine Is Yet Another Setback For Gun Control”
Ya think so?
I think it will make them REALLY fear a well armed citizenry far more after seeing what a well armed citizenry is really capable of. They will feel a panicked desperate need to disarm the citizenry of AR15 type semi-autos and standard capacity magazines. Look for another deep state black op like Vegas, but far worse, to justify the confiscation attempt.

PS – (To john below):
The presidential vote in the USA is shrouded in mystery.

john

The presidential vote in Ukraine is shrouded with mystery.

john

Clintons and their foreign-policies / trouble is sure to follow American foreign policy.   So, the Clintonites and their successors in the White House found new causes to promote using American power, a fixation that would lead to serial campaigns of intervention and social engineering.  American global leadership. Serving as a protector par excellence provided the United States with enormous influence in the world’s premier centers of economic power a looming disaster decades in the making for the people of the Ukraine     The Ukraines problems began with Bill Clinton and his administration’s foreign policy and nato.The consensus inside the Washington Beltway about NATO’s expansion are… Read more »

Henry Bowman

Zelensky was never inclined towards gun rights. He absolutely believed the people of Ukraine had NO RIGHT to own any kind of firearm, and have no “need” for firearm training, even in the face of an imminent invasion. Like Putin, he is not a good guy. Moreover, this little war is not America’s fight. But our politicians like Biden have an overwhelming personal interest in thwarting Putin which is why they portray Zelensky as a brave patriot and a saintly hero! For one, Ukraine is their organized crime money laundering cash cow, and the other is that the USA has… Read more »

Russn8r

Victoria Nuland: Ukraine Has “Biological Research Facilities,” Worried Russia May Seize Them, by Glenn Greenwald
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/victoria-nuland-ukraine-has-biological

Who’s involved? Some of the same folks who helped the ChiComs give us Designer Covid. US Govt, US Military, “EcoHealth” Alliance. Also, Hunter Biden & Jeffrey Epstein.
https://twitter.com/alexandrosM/status/1501322587225276425

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Henry Bowman

And as usual, the usual commietard lurkers are at it as always.

I kinda wonder if this is just for fun, or is George Soros paying them? Hell, this may be a 2nd job when not working to censor people on Fakebook!

Russn8r

The Loser-Lurker figures everyone else is also a Loser whose self-esteem is crushed by downvotes. Hence the sock puppet posse. Imagine living here like that. Sad.

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Oldman

Look who’s calling the kettle black!

Henry Bowman

You seem to have outed yourself.
Thou dost protesteth too much!

Oldman

Yup, got me!

Henry Bowman

Absolutely. But not merely sad, PATHETIC!
Now watch the triggered snowflake(s) as the sockpuppets downvote again! This meme is for those..
Basically, IDGAF!

john

Zelensky  is nothing more than a comedian that has no military background he was elected while like Joe Biden doing podcast from his basement and using facebook to become president of the Ukraine He then hired his friends from the TV station with no political experience while firing those already serving the Ukraine government. He has no chance if the world does not come to the rescue. Putin can not let Zelensky stay in power he is a slap in the face of Mother Russia. You can not hide the fact that zelensky might be a nice fellow he is… Read more »

Wild Bill

I’m thinking that the Biden crime family has an overwhelming interest in keeping Zelensky from blabbing all that he know about pay-offs to the Bidens, too.

The Russian Army is not the Red Army. The Russian Army is killing kids and old people, while the Ukrainians are killing Russian generals.

Maybe, Zelensky will have a change of mind about having an armed populace, in light of recent events. I could be wrong.

john

Zelenskyy’s first major proposal to change the electoral system in the Ukraine , dissolved parliament on 21 May 2019, during his inauguration. The election result was the one-party majority, a novelty in Ukraine, for President Zelenskyy’s Early exit polls showed that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has suffered a setback in Sunday’s local elections, while his pro-Russian and pro-European rivals are leading in most of the country’s major cities. In nine major cities and regional centres across the country where the polls were held, no presidential party candidate was elected mayor — not even in Zelensky’s hometown.Early exit polls showed that Ukraine’s President… Read more »

Henry Bowman

China: Unpredictability = unwillingness to sell out to globalist elites like the rest…

Henry Bowman

Yeah, I saw how that Spetznaz Major General got picked off by a sniper. The distance was substantial, so I’ll guess Ukranian Army. That was as satisfying to read about as watching the original 1984 Red Dawn. But I see bad apples on both sides. Zelensky is hardcore antigun, and in this respect he serves the globalist elites like a good little lackey.

john

Elections have consequences, Zelensky is a actor and that is what he is doing today while his countrymen and women and children die. Head to the battlefield fight or die like your country men and women.

Henry Bowman

And STOLEN elections have DISASTROUS consequences!

Rowboat

Sure, the Ukrainian government handed out AK assault rifles, but don’t think that they didn’t get the iD of everyone getting one , along with the serial numbers, so they will be turned back in when whatever power prevails. The government givith and taketh away!

Tionico

supporting evidence for this claim? From what live photos I saw, they had cases of the rifles, individuals walking up in file, each one gets handed a rifle and a coule boxes of fodder for their new gun, next in line please, no papers shown that I could tell……..

uncle dudley

I wonder what the Ukraine police were doing with all those ak’s at their police stations, did they have something in mind before Putin decided to do a take over? No news media has discussed that, would never happen in the U.S. we have too many anti-gun idiots.

Terry

There is absolutely NOTHING good going to come out of this Ukraine bulls#$t! If Trump was still in the White House this crap would have never happened. If we go poking the bear – best remember – the cage ain’t locked!

Wild Bill

Yes, another item for Biden to add to his resume.

Montana454Casull

I am concerned that Ukraine is a NWO member and we are supporting one enemy over another enemy . If that’s the case then we have no interest in Ukraine and we can see why Joe Biden does . It’s been him and Hunters golden goose ! Supporting a country that turns on us like Afghanistan and Osama bin laden did is not in our best interest . Then we have to go back and deal with this after the fact because they turn on America . Are we setting up this situation again in Ukraine ?

Tionico

Of course. Whaddya Speck from the sad lot we’ve got mangling this country these days? Loookit how theyve mangled the WooFlew these past two years? And with more biolabs in Ukraine doing who knows what, does anyone thing anything will really change? I read that Putin’s little “incursion” did indeed target those twelve labs straightaway. HE is no dummy. Let’s not forget JFK. WHen he wtched Soviet Russia sending real missiles to install in Cuba, a few minutes’flight from Florida and Texas, he took decisive action, and they stood down. Some in gummit did NOT lke that move. And JFK… Read more »

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TexDad

You are hardly a source of wisdom as to either the correct approach or how we should come across.

Please go away, Harold.

loveaduck

Got better ideas?

Russn8r

The mental gymnastics that will be required to justify future semiauto bans will be much more difficult to navigate and execute well.”

No. If it survives, Ukraine’s corrupt anti-gun gvt will confiscate soon as the war’s over. They’ll say it was an emergency measure and the emergency’s over. “Western” media/social media oligarchs will suppress any other line, which will only exist in conservative/”Libertarian” echo chambers.

Grigori

Yep! I understand that during WWII, Americans sent hundreds, perhaps thousands, of firearms to England so citizens could put up resistance to the Germans. Shortly after the war ended, the British government collected those weapons.

History repeats itself.

Russn8r

I have very little doubt the Brits collected the weapons, anti-gun Wikipedia notwithstanding. How could the government have “sold” them if it hadn’t collected them?

swmft

with any brains the people will arm up and make a change in government more like Switzerland, and every one will train and if there is a threat ,arms depots will give out man portable anti aircraft and anti armor weapons stored all over country for fast access and deployment

Last edited 2 months ago by swmft
Laddyboy

Agreed!

Tionico

They may well try, IF they survive as more or less presently established. BUT they will still have one problem: they’re hading them out by the truckload, and from the images I’ve seen no one is recording who got which one, or even any. Thus they will have a worse problem than our own gummit now has when Beto belches out “”hell yes we’re coming for your guns”, or DieFie “Mr. and Mrs America turn them all in”. , That problem is even Uncle Stupid does not know more than a fraction of what is out there, and knows even… Read more »

Russn8r

Lots of Brits owned unregistered guns and turned them in as soon as the rulers made it a crime. Same with Australians.

Laddyboy

Yep! Sheeple to the orders given by the CONTROL FREAKS known as the “elite”.

Laddyboy

AGREED!