How Can Second Amendment Supporters Go On Offense?

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters often view success by what doesn’t get passed. Don’t get me wrong, stopping assaults on our Second Amendment rights is very important. But there is also a growing need to take the offensive.

The fact is, there are some areas where legislation can make a big difference. The fact is, anti-Second Amendment extremists have opened new avenues to attack our rights, and in some cases, the only way to put a halt to them is by passing legislation – and some legislation needs to be high priority.

While President Biden will veto any pro-Second Amendment legislation passed by Congress, even after the midterms, there are steps that can be taken at the state level.

Financial Deplatforming

Unfortunately, banks and other financial institutions can either act to support anti-Second Amendment extremism on their own or be bullied into doing so. While some states are taking half-measures, there is a need for a harder line when it comes to financial deplatforming.

If FFLs or pro-Second Amendment groups – or activists – can be excluded from obtaining financial services, the Second Amendment itself will die a slow death. This threat is so serious, it should be the top legislative priority at the state level – even over constitutional carry.

Strengthening The Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act

Anti-Second Amendment extremists are using litigation to go after advertising claims made by firearms companies. Worse, judges are ignoring the federal legislation to various degrees – see what happened in Connecticut.

We will need to strengthen the provisions, particularly to avoid the threat from their attacks on firearms advertising. It may be the advertising of firearms in the near future, but down the road, the attacks could be aimed at Second Amendment advocacy itself. After all, anti-Second Amendment extremists have claimed pro-Second Amendment groups are accessories to mass shootings in the past.

Silicon Valley Censorship

The other major threat to the speech of Second Amendment supporters comes from Silicon Valley, especially in light of the CDC’s return to “researching gun violence.” The purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk has the potential to change that, but the change may not come in time for the midterms. Plus, there is an open question about whether a “Resistance” will form within that company.

The experience of Hi-Point Firearms not so long ago cannot be discounted. It isn’t just social media companies carrying out the censorship. Securing free speech online will be a long-term effort, and will probably require long marches through the corporate ladder.

Second Amendment supporters are not in the dire straits they were facing in the past However, these days, Second Amendment supporters will need to take steps to ensure that they can not only defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels, but also ensure those victories cannot be taken away through back-door gun control.


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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loveaduck

The article, whether you like the author or not, is correct. Has some been done, sure, but more is needed.

StLPro2A

“How Can Second Amendment Supporters Go On Offense?” In his internet meme, Ole Forrest Gump has the best take on protecting the 2A, “In 1776, the British demanded we surrender our firearms. We shot them.” Even our nationally beloved simpleton had it figured out better than today’s “Patriots.” Failure to follow Forrest’s insight is why America is where America is today……ass deep and growing, Mama, in Socialist Libturd bullshit and control. Let the enemy write the rules…..or ATF regulations. Play by the enemy’s rules. Lose by the enemy’s rules. Had our Founding Fathers followed today’s Patriots’ offense tactics, we’d be… Read more »

Knute Knute

I have some news for you Harold. We have already been on the attack for years. You don’t think that all these States are passing some version of Constitutional Carry because the Moms are Demanding it do you?
I’m not surprised that you didn’t notice. We did it all without you on board… and we will continue to do so. Maybe you can get a new job writing for the demanding Moms! 🙂

Russn8r

Harold takes the cake trashing Kobach & shilling for “electable” RINO Susan Collins to save SCrOTUS. She voted to confirm Jumanji or whatever its name is. It’s like he’s channeling a dumbed down version of Lee Atwater.

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3%er

But Harold’s beloved NRA continues to take credit for the passage of things they had nothing to do with. I guess that’s why Harold is playing down the significance of Constitutional Carry being signed into law in 25 states.

Russn8r

Not only NRA had nothing to do with, but helped block. e.g., Marion Hammer says we should “get in line to thank” her pet Sen Pres Wilton Simpson (author of Florida’s red flag law) & Rep Chuck Brannon, who teamed up to block Sabatini’s Con Carry bill.

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CourageousLion

Sort of easy. IF you are willing to WORK to have it done. CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS!!!

Russn8r

Hahahahahahaha!!!! Nothing more amusing than a WB sock puppet troll who thinks a guy who murders someone is not as bad as the guy who told him to, RUNS AWAY, makes snippy cowardly indirect attacks & gets upset when he’s busted for it.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Let’s see you PROVE your false accusations with FACTS:

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

What are you talking about?

Do you understand the extreme danger to your credibility when you just make things up?

Can’t you back up your own false accusations?

Russn8r

More psycho projection – leftist M.O.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

So, you’re just piling more falsehoods on top of falsehoods?
I could ask that you PROVE that accusation, but given your behaviour with the last go around, everyone can guess how that is going to work out.
But keep it up, each time you try to pretend that others are doing what you are doing, it just solidifies their opinion of you.

Russn8r

Anyone can see that yesterday you repeatedly called me a leftist gun grabber with no evidence, a LIE. Per your parrot quote, that makes YOU a liar in everything: Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (False in one thing, false in everything)

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

The Key difference here is that I can cite where you’ve made things up and FAILED to PROVE them credible, and you keep on digging yourself ever deeper into the hole
Let’s see you PROVE that with FACTS.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!
There is nothing more amusing than those who recognize themselves and their tactics and project them on others.

Interesting that they make things up without a shred of evidence.

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (False in one thing, false in everything)

Wild Bill

This one is a classic spewer of falsehoods, with no germane evidence.

Russn8r

This one is a prissy, boring, hypocritical stalker.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Everyone should find it interesting that you project certain pejoratives on others.
Do you create new accounts when you’ve destroyed the credibility of your existing account as you have just done?
Are you going to come back as Russn8rII?
Again, you made up a baseless accusation and you were called on it.
You utterly FAILED to back it up.
No one should believe a word you say from now on.

Russn8r

Weak. Projection. Leftist M.O. Falsus!

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Everyone should find it interesting that you project certain pejoratives on others.
Do you create new accounts when you’ve destroyed the credibility of your existing account as you have just done?
Are you going to come back as Russn8rII?
Again, you made up a baseless accusation and you were called on it.
You utterly FAILED to back it up.
No one should believe a word you say from now on.

Russn8r

“Everyone this, everyone that.” Weak.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

The Key difference here is that I can cite where you’ve made things up and FAILED to PROVE them credible, and you keep on digging yourself ever deeper into the hole. 

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Why do you just keep coming back with lies and insults?
Oh, that’s right, you have nothing else!

Wild Bill

He does that to everyone.

Russn8r

Projection.

Wild Bill

Rejection.

Russn8r

Troll much?

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Why are you espousing the words of the Anti-liberty left?

Russn8r

Am I? Why are you a desperate troll?

Oldman

I didn’t know anyone has ever believed any thing that Superman the Troll has ever said. It would be comic relief if only it wasn’t so pathetic. I think I will make some popcorn and quietly go to sleep. This is unusually boring tonight. And that statement is true, because i am yawning big crocodile tears for the Russkie. So hey, superman, where is your Twin tonight?. He doesn’t seem to wanna back you up. Maybe even he is Bored with your inane constant lying with no backup. YAAAWNing!

Russn8r

Whasssup, Supe?

Wild Bill

He is probably in some big fight on some other website.

Wild Bill

I doubt that you can even define “hypocritical”.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Here we see the usual tactic of a LIAR trying to cover for it’s false accusations with a deflection onto another topic that has nothing to do with the original issue.

Russn8r

Plus One.

Wild Bill

Yep, he is just a tar baby. He delights in taking up your time. Did you see the market take a plunge, today? I’m watching some good dividend paying companies!! Dividend income can make up for inflation.

Russn8r

Projection, right now! And talking to yourself.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Let’s see you PROVE your false accusation that with FACTS.

DDS

When Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Joe Biden all proclaim themselves to be Second Amendment Supporters, only a fool would fail to see the error in Harold’s logic. Our biggest enemies are Second Amendment Supporters who want to infringe the Right to Keep and Bear Arms one tiny nibble at a time until we are allowed to finally turn in our single shot .22 short gallery rifles that will be the last firearms they allow us to Keep and Bear. They see the disconnect between the Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear. Why can’t Harold?… Read more »

Russn8r

LOL. Check out Harold shilling for RINO Susan Collins & trashing Kris Kobach because he might lose to a Dem who would confirm gun grabbers to the SupCt — exactly what Susan Collins did for Ketanji Brown-Jackson!

https://www.ammoland.com/2022/02/the-secondary-issues-that-matter-to-the-second-amendment/

https://www.ammoland.com/2022/02/the-secondary-issues-that-matter-to-the-second-amendment/#comment-2933446

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Russn8r

New sock puppet troll account below accusing others of trolling — deflection, ad hominem, projection. Left-wing M.O. of LOLibertarians to hide the fact that their anti-American policies of open borders, unlimited immigration, invasion & anchor breeding of DemComs are more destructive to 2A & the USA than direct “anti-liberty Left” policy.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Let’s see you PROVE your false accusations with FACTS:

Russn8r

What’s wrong? Saw “your picture” here? Surely thou dost protest too much! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

It’s been reposted – that’s in case you decide to try and change what you wrote.
The proof is in that screen image for everyone to see.
Now, Let’s see you PROVE your false accusations with FACTS:

Russn8r

Reposted: What’s wrong? Saw “your picture” here? Surely thou dost protest too much! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

What’s wrong?
Can’t you back up your own false accusations?
Where is your proof?

Wild Bill

It came out awful fuzzy.

Terry

WB;
Just click on the picture. It’s not that interesting anyway.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

It just proves that Russn8r is a Liar.

Russn8r

Liar says liar. Boring, pompous troll. Get lost.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

The Key difference here is that I can cite where you’ve made things up and FAILED to PROVE them.
Can YOU do that?

Wild Bill

Ok, firing for effect. Thank you.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Let’s see you PROVE your false accusations with FACTS:

Russn8r

How d’ya know it refers to you? Guilty conscience? Disprove this: You quoted ~“the only reason anybody has for taking your gun is to make you weaker than he is so he can do to you what he couldn’t do if you were equipped to stop it. This goes for burglars, muggers & rapists, even more so for policemen, bureaucrats & pols.

When I agreed, you attacked me for not blaming Oathbreaking commie-lib pols more than Oathbreaking right wing pols & more than Oathbreaking LEOs & soldiers who enforce illegal laws, OBEY unconscionable orders, pull triggers & murder innocents.

Like a WB sock troll

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The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

So basically, you have NO PROOF of your false accusations.

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (False in one thing, false in everything)

Russn8r

So basically, you can’t deny it, so you deflect.
Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (False in one thing, false in everything)

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Again, what are you talking about?
YOU made up the false accusation.
YOU failed to prove them.
That makes you the LIAR.
Stop trying to project your issues on others
Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (False in one thing, false in everything)

Russn8r

Again, you’re lying, evading & projecting. Yesterday you repeatedly accused me of being a leftist. Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, big boy! LOL

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

So, you’re just piling more falsehoods on top of falsehoods?
I could ask that you PROVE that accusation, but given your behaviour with the last go around, everyone can guess how that is going to work out.
But keep it up, each time you try to pretend that others are doing what you are doing, it just solidifies their opinion of you.

Russn8r

Plus One.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

The Key difference here is that I can cite where you’ve made things up and FAILED to PROVE them credible, and you keep on digging yourself ever deeper into the hole. 

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Here we see the usual tactic of a LIAR trying to cover for it’s false accusations with a deflection onto another topic that has nothing to do with the original issue.

Russn8r

More psycho projection! Did you really think I would roll over for your insults and accusations?

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

You’re the only one with the insults.
Did you forget that?

Russn8r

Stop lying. See your gratuitous insults yesterday when I was trying to agree with you.

Wild Bill

Why do you assume that anyone wants you to agree with them?

Russn8r

Another weird comment from the head chatroom commando stalker. If Ammoland charged you $1/post & $1 per sock posse upvote they wouldn’t need to run ads.

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The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Why do you keep piling new false accusations onto old false accusations?
Face facts, you have NOTHING.
I can show where you have made false accusations and failed to back them up

You have to back up your accusations, if you cannot they will be shown to be lies.
How is it that you keep on failing to comprehend that?

Russn8r

Pompous. Pathetic. Boring. You.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Remember when I said:
You’re the only one with the insults.

Russn8r

Troll triggered. Mission Accomplished.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

That is an interesting reaction in that you are espousing the words of the Anti-liberty left.

Do you want to confess something?

Russn8r

How desperate are you, troll?

Wild Bill

Dear Harold,
And put guns and gun ownership in the most reasonable light possible.

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Russn8r

OMG. Toady much?

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

1. Go on offense with language.
Take a page from the Anti-liberty left – carefully structure your branding to advantage the Pro-freedom right against them.

2. STOP using their terminology.
Anti-liberty leftists create their branding with poll tested words and phrases to get a particular emotional result. We need to STOP helping them by using their words against us.
‘Ghost guns’
‘Pro-gun/Anti-gun’

3. Don’t be distracted by those attempting to take the conversation off in spurious directions that will resolve NOTHING. 

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Russn8r

Critical 2A issues Harold will never admit:

Mass immigration, invasion & anchor breeding of DemComs.

Vote fraud.

NRA theft-waste of ~$1B donated every 3yrs for 2A issues.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

Please pardon my disagreement, but that should be that we MUST go on offense. Trying to hold a static defense against the Anti-liberty left means we will always lose ground.  Not necessarily every time, but far too many RINOs are perfectly willing to go for the ‘Bipartisan’ compromise of our common-sense civil rights in response to the latest ‘serious crisis’. They give in on our civil rights for the momentary expedient of favourable reporting from the nation’s socialist media. Then that is quickly memory holed for the next go around and they will be expected to compromise once again. Rinse, lather, repeat… Read more »