Take Gun Banners Rhetoric Seriously

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the wake of a tragic shooting like the one in Uvalde, Texas, one thing is certain to come” The hateful rhetoric from anti-Second Amendment extremists. It’s been the same old, predictably vicious lie that has come since Columbine (or sooner): Because Second Amendment supporters exercise our First Amendment rights to protect the right to keep and bear arms, we are now child-killing domestic terrorists (or worse).

The owner of the company who made the firearm the shooter used to commit the horrific deeds at Robb Elementary School had been labeled an enabler of the murder of children on social media over ads the company ran. That’s a lie, too.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course. It could take a thousand columns to outline all those lies. But Second Amendment supporters need to take the level of rhetoric seriously.

Part of it is simply holding anti-Second Amendment extremists to their own standard. After all, some claimed that Sarah Palin incited Tucson with no more evidence than a symbol laid out on a congressional district in the 2010 midterm elections. That particular blood libel still persists in some quarters.

Crickets made more noise than those same people when someone who intended to carry out a mass shooting at a socially conservative think tank admitted in court that he used the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map” to select his target. But the SPLC never faced any heat for that, certainly nothing near what Palin endured.

And don’t let yourself be gaslit by the likes of Nicolle Wallace, either. The idea that anti-second amendment extremists want to take away guns is not a “frothy delusion” when we actually have people extolling the injustices that England, Australia, and New Zealand inflicted on gun owners for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit.

But at the same time, this rhetoric needs to be taken seriously. These days, we have no idea what sort of permission slip is being signed in someone’s mind because of the words coming from a talking head, a Hollywood celebrity, or even from the White House itself.

Will it be a bank or credit card company CEO deciding to financially deplatform gun-rights groups, gun manufacturers, or FFLs? Will it be an employer who decides to fire someone because they are a member of the NRA? Or could it be something worse? This is a question that is out there these days.

Second Amendment supporters have a very tough row to hoe in beating back attacks on our freedoms. But we should also remember those who smeared us – and protect ourselves by defeating anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local level 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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hippybiker

I’m not a racist but if you want a Blueprint of what going on in this country and how it’s going to get worse, read “The Turner Diaries” by Dr William Pierce. It was written in the 1970s but it’s extremely prophetic!

Finnky

Suggestion if you want people to listen to you….

When you say I (am/am not) XXXXX, but — most take that as meaning the exact opposite. Consider your own reaction when anyone says “I support the 2nd amendment, BUT ….”.

Personally I support the 2nd, but …. I need to do more in the political arena to express that support.

Wild Bill

I read that … a long time ago! “War Cycles, Peace Cycles” is also prophetic.

nrringlee

Get to the root of the problem. The tap root of the problem goes back over fifty years and was germinated when the Progressive New Left declared war on the American Republic. Everything flows from that point when old ditto machines bombed American campuses with copies of the Prairie Fire Manifesto and other copied and pasted tropes from the older American Communist Party days. They blended that poison with progressive ideas like eugenics and master planned economies and societies to create a toxic mix of unGodly authoritarianism. This is why we suffer from the many poxes and plagues of contemporary… Read more »

MICHAEL J

Contact your lawmakers? We’ll not in CA. They’re responsible for some of this mess. These elected tyrants will never be held accountable for their incompetence. How do they protect society from evil? They can’t. Their answer is to always infringe on the law-abiding by piling on more gun legislation on top of existing ones. I’ve tried contacting my legislation, where shall I begin? Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, Harris, Becerra, Newsom, well you get the picture.

TargetAssassin

Washington state is right in step with California. I’m stuck with Murray, Cantwell, and Delbene. All hard-core, anti second ammendment representatives. Let’s face it, our government is so out of touch with society it’s laughable. And the biggest problem is, they don’t want to hear from anyone pro second ammendment. I get the same regurgitated lies anytime I take action and contact them. They seem to think the second ammendment is a privilege not a right.

Oldman

Being in the same boat as you, I agree with everything you just said except: “They seem to think” They don’t think at all because they are incapable of thought.

john

Bidens and company are looking for the same results Canada is no longer a free country now socialist marxist run government.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that his government is introducing legislation to “implement national freeze on handgun ownership” throughout the country. 

Ope

I will take the gun-banners (grabbers) rhetoric just as seriously as I have for the last 50 years.

john

First they have to come and get your weapons that is not how this will work. That is a battle that the democrats do not want on their resume. It will be socialist campaign like the one used in Australia and Europe and other countries that their politicians became gun grabbers. Remember the United Nations is now involved Biden has yet make the same mistake Obama did by announcing that he has sent the arms treaty back to the United Nations signed which Trump took back. This war on law abiding americans by the democrats is what they want and… Read more »

JSNMGC

You frequently describe the situation as if it were Democrats vs Republicans. 

U.S. Representative (Republican) Adam Kinzinger, a United States Air Force veteran and currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, says he is open to an “assault weapon” ban.

“Kinzinger said an ‘extra license’ or ‘extra training’ may be required to own weapons like an AR-15. He also supports universal background checks and ‘red flag laws’’’ 

https://www.axios.com/2022/05/30/adam-kinzinger-ar-15-ban-gun-control

john

First it is we the people vs the government

It’s dems vs republicans and the republicans continue to show that the party has been infiltrated by democrats while they have no real plan to win or a candidate that will inspire the nation.
There are many others in the military who will follow Adam Kinzinger actions for the promise of power others in the republican will follow,

Not impressed Liz Cheney Mitt Romney a host of others.

JSNMGC

“the party has been infiltrated by democrats”

Republican legislators have been voting for more gun control for a long time. This is nothing new.

The 1994 “assault weapons” ban would not have even passed the House without Republican votes (38 Republican representatives voted for it).

Bigfootbob

Kinzinger is leaving, thank God. However there are many like him slithering around taking advantage of trusting conservatives. We have a feckless National GOP that could fix this, but the National and my State GOP leaders are tools. Not tools for the constituents either. What the GOP leaders need-I am a small one in my state, a PCO, is to start making elected office holders follow the State and National GOP Platform. Violate even one plank, then the elected should be brought before a disciplinary board to explain their actions. There should only be 3 outcomes, Guilty, Not Guilty or… Read more »

willyd

Just goes to show, NO COMBAT EXPERENCE, no close combat lucky to know which end the bullet comes out!!!!!!!!!!

JSNMGC

Representative Ruben Gallego was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and is an Iraq combat veteran. The company he was with saw some of the worst fighting of the Iraq War, losing 46 Marines and two Navy Corpsmen to enemy action in 13 months. It was the hardest hit Marine Corp company in the Iraq war.   Representative Ruben Gallego supports many new federal firearm laws, including: Universal background checks Banning broad categories of semiautomatic rifles Banning standard capacity magazines No fly, no buy Gun buyback programs   When Senator Ted Cruz indicated is support for laws regulating abortion and… Read more »

JSNMGC

Reply on hold.

Ruben Gallego is a combat veteran.

He wants to ban broad categories of semiautomatic rifles and he wants many other new gun control laws as well.

Stag

As someone who witnessed it first hand back in the early 2000s, the vast majority of the military are not gun guys. Much less pro-2A. The majority of the people I served with had never owned a gun and few more had ever fired a gun. Like most self proclaimed civilian “gun guys”, the majority of the military are butters and fudds and most of them believe they are the only ones “qualified” to handle firearms. It was downright disgusting to bear witness to that. Remember, we were all required to swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution… Read more »

Russn8r

vast majority of [access “gun rights” lobbyists] are not gun guys. Much less pro-2A. Never owned a gun, never fired a gun. Like most self proclaimed “gun guys”, the majority are butters & fudds”

Edited to describe Wayne LaPierre before Knox foolishly hired him. Left out the part about the secret of Wayne’s success: Fellatio.

JSNMGC

The majority of veterans who are federal legislators are certainly not pro firearm rights.

Their former employer is one of the most anti firearm rights employers in the country:

“Weapons are prohibited in these facilities except for Law Enforcement and Department of the Army Security Guards personnel performing their duties.”

https://home.army.mil/hood/index.php/my-fort/visitor-information/firearms-registration

Henry Bowman

Jiao Xiden says there is no right to self-defense, your fundamental Rights aren’t absolute (in other words, God didn’t give you your rights, even though God is absolute).
They’re talking about taking away all the guns you like because they’re feeling froggy and they can’t have their one-world totalitarian empire without first disarming everyone… We stand in their way!

And now, a word from 3% founder, Mike Vanderboegh:

swmft

that is why I learned to shoot a mile and am working on two keep them off my property

JSNMGC

Yes, “they” are talking about taking away semiautomatic rifles.

U.S. Representative (Republican) Adam Kinzinger, a United States Air Force veteran and currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, says he is open to an “assault weapon” ban.

I wonder if Mike Vanderboegh knows who he will be killing.

swmft

civil war was brother against brother

JSNMGC

He wouldn’t have been killing Democrat politicians or the people who voted for them. That’s not the “they” who would have tried to take his firearms.

If Mike was still alive, he would be killing rural sheriff deputies in a red state. That’s who “they” are – that’s who will enforce never-ending gun control.

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swmft

and I dont know a single redneck or hillbilly that will comply

JSNMGC

Well, things will get spicy, then, won’t they? Sheriff deputies in rural counties in red states have been enforcing state and federal gun laws for a long time. There is no reason to believe they will stop.

Things would be so much easier if those deputies just refuse to follow orders to enforce unconscionable laws against their fellow countrymen.

swmft

i do agree, and yes it may turn into a bloodbath and there is no where near enough police to win that one

JSNMGC

Maybe if communities immediately ostracized enforcers who started enforcing these laws, there would be no problems.

If shooting starts, the military will back the enforcers (just like they have before).

swmft

i dont think it will be that cut and dry

JSNMGC

Some people in the military would desert, but the military would back the enforcers just like at the Battle of Blair Mountain, Bonus Army incident, Wounded Knee (1973), Ruby Ridge, Waco, Katrina, January 6, 2021, etc.

That could all be avoided though, but it would require that people make it known that their support for law enforcement is conditional.

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Russn8r

Some Uvalde cops ‘felt like cowards’ for waiting >1 hour to do anything. But they Just Followed Orders.

Felt like cowards? They ARE cowards.

https://people.com/crime/police-officer-talks-about-decision-to-delay-officer-response-to-uvalde-shooting/

JSNMGC

I know you have read the history of Mao’s China, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hitler’s Germany, the Kim family’s N. Korea, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, etc., but many others haven’t and don’t understand that “following orders” to enforce unconscionable laws is the greatest danger to freedom.

The United States is different, but the outcome will only be different if Americans act differently.

Russn8r

Everyone here understands that except Wild Bill’s Oathbreaker cowards.

Finnky

Maybe if resistance was universal and unified, but cops would go after unsavory characters first, then redneck loners our in the country. Victims would be portrayed as nut jobs, extremists, and of course racists. By the time they started broad sweeps most gun owners would be terrified of seeing their family exterminated as will have been done to so many others. I suspect resistance would be fragments and weak. Beating them requires communication, coordination and a sense of unity. We are not unified and most of us have never talked outside comment section. If we are not a team, how… Read more »

JSNMGC

The first victims will be squeaky wheels who will be labeled white nationalist, racist, transphobic deplorables.

That’s when it might be nipped in the bud – any deputy who joined a “task force” to shoot some guy’s dog is ostracized from the community. The others get the message. Peaceful solution.

Finnky

Tough to change all the deputies in a timely manner. Easier to get state and local governments to adopt rights-friendly positions. If state will decertify any law enforcement who enforces federal gun law, sheriff says would rethink their approach and orders to their deputies.
Unlike I could not hold off a team of any sort, much less a swat team and the second set out for revenge for the first team.

JSNMGC

Yes, of course the first option is legislative. We have tens of thousands of gun control laws. More will be passed over the next 12 months at the federal, state, and local levels. When the few of us who are deep into political activism try to change a legislator’s position, the obstacle is typically either law enforcement or white women (LE agencies lobby against firearm rights and white women express their desire for more gun control in a misplaced belief that more gun control laws will save their children). If enforcers (who enforce never-ending gun control laws) come home every… Read more »

swmft

the states that can be set up to force compliance with constitution should do it , with luck we can get this turned in the right direction , or we will have to fight for strangers

TargetAssassin

I don’t know any gun owner who will comply.

Henry Bowman

You don’t know Mike. He would not be, as you put it, killing deputies in red states were he alive. Even assuming he regained his health instead of passing, he was too long in the tooth to wage a guerrilla action. But if we were to suspend reality for a minute and moreover make a big assumption, say, wake up 45 years younger…well then he would be an equal opportunity guerrilla. None of this leftist “kill conservatives” BS.

JSNMGC

You may be right, Vanderboegh may not have had a clue who was going to take his firearms.

Henry Bowman

He did have a clue. He knew those would be Oath Breakers… and he would have returned fire. One 0314 Marine promised that if the JBT’s killed Mike, he would take 100 heads in return. This anonymous Marine simply signed his letter ‘Cheyenne’. And that letter created a new meme, shown on this T-shirt:

swmft

and that is what should be done they attack one anomalously retaliate different people take out members of their squad no connection till the due is collected 100 heads

JSNMGC

In your previous post you indicated he would not be killing deputies.

Joe Biden (and other polilticians) won’t be the ones enforcing new gun control laws.

Henry Bowman

Yes, they’re just edict-makers. And there will always be enforcers. This is no different than the mob… In fact the Uniparty IS THE MOB!

Bottom line, very soon everyone will have to choose.

Oldvet

HB…Thats what they have ANTIFAG’s for.

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Henry Bowman

I was comparing the DNC to La Costra Nosa. But yeah, they have their brownshirts. But the blackshirts are the ones to watch out for…

Henry Bowman

One, Mike Vanderboegh passed away a few years ago, after a serious decline in health. This quote is real but posthumous.

Two, Kinzinger is NOT a Republican. He’s a RINO, which is a jck$$ in elephant skin. I hope he dies in a plane crash. I’d feel bad for the loss of the plane, but I think it would be a net positive!

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JSNMGC

Kinzinger is No True Scotsman, that it? When True Scotsmen are outnumbered by No True Scotsmen, what does that say about Scotsmen?

john

The only person who is guilty of murder the shooter next in line was those that fail to protect those children who waited outside, The next in line are the democrats who are using this event and every new event to disarm Americans. There language of hate racism and calls for violence from their party members are responsible for the carnage in there sancuntary run cities. This hate is now spilling over into every small town in America as the democratic party and the Biden administration continue the dismantling of the United States at the pleasure of the communist party… Read more »

swmft

we are called raciest for taking up the words of MLK every one has a right to work and earn

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Henry Bowman

Yep, this is all a false flag. How can there be more than a half-dozen mass shootings in the last 3 weeks?? That’s statistically unbelievable!

john

There is a plan of action by the influencers who are the democratic social party and those so far left that they will never be welcome back as our country men and women. They see the world as flat and have committed themselves to the edge.

It is time to give them a little shove off that edge.

Henry Bowman

Edge? I was thinking more like a helicopter ride.

john

Over the edge anyway possible You Know aviation fuel is kind of expensive these days. “Dump Truck”

Henry Bowman

Actually avgas is more economical if you use a cargo helicopter, I studied snekonomics at the Hans Hermann Hoppe school of anarchocapitalism… and the more commies that you drop, the greater the ROI.

swmft

were you in Argentina?

Henry Bowman

I was with the guys from Chicago. Literally born in Gary, Indiana…

swmft

odumber killed your town

Henry Bowman

Actually, a communist by the name of Richard Gordon Hatcher, former mayor of Gary, wrecked the place. By the time I was 18, it was FUBAR. He’s cut from the same cloth as Ovomit. Ran Gary into the ground while Ovomit was going to school in Chicago, it’s possible the two had met. Needless to say, I wish time travel were possible, you know what I’d do with a time machine!!

Ope

Will never go back to that part of the country. I had some major problems and trouble in Black Oak back in ‘75.

Russn8r

My fave, Argentina style, Short Skyvan.

Henry Bowman

I prefer the flying tank.

swmft

only if I can have one

Henry Bowman

Well, I’m willing to bet if you dress up in Taliban clothes and say “aloha snackbar”, Bidumb may give you $85 billion worth of military swag including a fully armed A-10 or a dozen.

swmft

works for me

Henry Bowman

Looks like the lurking communist trolls & sockpuppets are here now, lots of DV’s all of a sudden. Well I hope they realize their time is drawing to a close!!

Russn8r

Yep. Wild Bill’s Crybabies

Russn8r

So do I. But…efficiency! I was referring to 1-way skydiving.

The A-10’s my favorite plane by far. Brother was a crew-chief.

My only tattoo is A-10 nose art on my probe. Took me a while to convince Denise Richards to do it.

swmft

ouch

Russn8r

🙂

swmft

yep was in mendoza

swmft

and a long arm excavator dig a pit at the dump

Henry Bowman

Well I guess we could use 18-wheelers too…

Henry Bowman

It also occurred to me that we have enough recorded violations of the Non-Aggression Principle that we could start immediately…

swmft

they are attacking us it falls under self defense

swmft

there are lots of long arm dump beds from coal industry

swmft

something else they have killed off

Russn8r

Problem: Rapidly rising inflation and gasoline prices.

Solution: Mass shootings and gun control.

Henry Bowman

I despise Jack Booted Thugs! THIS, coming from a guy who used to lock up badguys for a living!

You either honor your Oath or you break it. No middle ground.

swmft

come on no guns fly swatters, so you know they are not there to help

Henry Bowman

MMMmmm yummy I love when bootlickers give free DV’s. Almost as much as I love giving free helicopter rides!!

Henry Bowman

To the many sockpuppets and troll with DV’s, I say:
Wow, super triggered!! BAHAHAHA!!
You have no power here, Lefty!!

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