Some Hard Truths Second Amendment Supporters Must Accept

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In an ideal world, when something like Uvalde, Parkland, Newtown, Buffalo, Orlando, or Las Vegas happens, our Second Amendment rights would not be up for debate. But the hard truth that too many Second Amendment supporters fail to understand is that this is not an ideal world.

Sadly, anti-Second Amendment extremists will come for our rights – and they intend to get them by any means necessary. Don’t take my word for it: Listen to Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) say it out loud. He’s not going to let a Supreme Court ruling come between him and his goals.

He’s willing to do “whatever it takes.” Are Second Amendment supporters?

Well, in this case, “whatever it takes” can mean a lot of things. For Jones, it means being willing to blow up our constitutional system to get what he wants – dismantling protections for the rights of an unpopular minority. The hard truth of the matter is that gun owners in general – and Second Amendment supporters in particular – are an unpopular minority, especially among those with outsized influence in the fields of education, pop culture, and the media.

This ties into another hard truth: Second Amendment supporters are going to have to work hard to overcome the constant stream of prejudiced propaganda that is aimed at convincing our fellow Americans that our Second Amendment rights have to go. Furthermore, Second Amendment supporters need to understand that stopping the likes of Mondaire Jones is going to be a hard task.

Second Amendment supporters will need to do “whatever it takes” to keep him from abolishing the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court. The hard truth, though, is that “whatever it takes” will mean altering our approach to how we do things.

Would you be willing to vote for a candidate along the lines of Susan Collins to keep Charles Schumer (or someone worse) from being Sente Majority Leader? Would you take a realistic approach to general elections? Will you learn the lessons from past elections? Will you reach out to members of Gun Culture 2.0? What sort of planning are you doing for elections beyond the 2022 midterms? Are you developing the statewide candidates for future elections?

If the answers to those questions are “no,” then you’re not doing whatever it takes to stop Mondaire Jones. If anything, you’re making it easier for him to wipe out all the hard-fought gains Second Amendment supporters have made over decades.

Second Amendment supporters need to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels. But doing that is going to take strategy, tactics, and hard work. The hard truth is that it is an open question of whether enough Second Amendment supporters are willing to do what it takes to beat the likes of Jones and Michael Bloomberg.


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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Considerthis

I used to think Ammoland keeps Harold because he generates a lot of response. Now I think there is a darker purpose. I don’t think I would list the National Review in my resume. Isn’t that the fake conservative publication that editor Bill Kristol used to promote Rino candidates McCain and Romney and screw up the whole country for decades ? Considering some of the ideas Harold promotes here, there’s no telling what he has promoted in other publications.

swmft

great guns may be right, but more to fact harold is neither constitutionalists nor conservative so rino

Knute Knute

What Harold is an agent provocateur. A paid agent, on the inside(kind of. Lots of us smell his fishy roots…), pretending to be pro liberties, but always urging us to give up ever more and more of our rights. Like in this piece. Vote for Susan Collins to keep Chucky Shumer from the leadership? Well, first off, how many people believe that we can just VOTE Collins into the leadership role that Shumer has held for decades? Doesn’t work that way, does it? But worst of all is Harold’s bland assertion that if I should choose to not support his… Read more »

Considerthis

Yours is an astute evaluation. Although he would never respond especially if it required he actually defend his self, it must irk him that he is regarded as the poster boy of buttery fudds.

Russn8r

AKA butfudders.

Knute Knute

It proably irks him a lot… but not enough to turn down the big, fat, tax-free bonuses he gets for writing what he’s told.
So he gets his fat bonuses, and we get to ridicule his paid-for stories to show people just how low Harold the scumbag is. It’s a win-win!

Russn8r

“Harold is an agent provocateur. A paid agent, on the inside”

Aka Glow Job

Knute Knute

That works too. But “Scumbag” is still my favorite. For the time being anyway. Perhaps Harold might even someday become an actual human being! Not today, though. For now he remains a lying sheeple, still licking his master’s boots, the same as usual.

Russn8r

I wonder if NRA or GOP or both pay Ammoland to publish Harold. I would have no problem with Ammoland taking money from the enemy and using it for a good cause: publishing actual pro-gun writers, which they clearly do. I hope that’s what they’re doing when they publish Quisling Of The Year NSSF & its “partner” ATF.

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GreatGuns

Good ol’ Harold, willing to give away our gun rights inch by agonizing inch. Say, is he related to Wayne LaPierre or Lindsey Graham?

Henry Bowman

I’d say both, but I may get perma-zucced by the Ammoland editors. I may get perma-zucced for insinuating that lil’ H. has WLP monogrammed kneewear. But I won’t if I just leave the commentary at him being a fudd, because he sure sounds like one!

Oldvet

The general consensus seems to be sexually

Knute Knute

I’m guessing they’re all first cousins, like Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggert, and Mickey Gilley. I’ve often wondered if “The Tractors”, knew that connection when they wrote the words: “Brother Jimmy on the TV, Killer(Jerry Lee Lewis, AKA “The Killer”, for his on stage presence) on the stereo…”

Henry Bowman

The only hard truth that needs to be accepted is the fact that YOU, HAROLD, have been SIMPING FOR RADIOACTIVE WAYNE and the NRA for too long! YOU ARE A BIG PART OF THE $43 MILLION SELLOUT PAID FOR BY FUDDS LIKE YOU.

I hope that NRA holdouts now see what critics of the NRA have been saying for the last 1/4 century! WAYNE IS A RAT!!!

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Oldvet

john cornyn said the nra wrote this bill !!! What will hayrolled say about that ?

Ope

He will say it’s strategy and tactics.

Henry Bowman

Bahahaha!!! TRUTH! Harold (Hemorrhoid) is all about StRaTeGeRy AnD tAcTiCs!!!

He thinks he’s such a military genius, moves & counter-moves, but honestly I would prefer advice from Captain Crunch than from him!

Knute Knute

OFC. Because Harold lives in a fantasyland of his master’s creation. Now he’s so lost, all he knows is to repeat whatever he’s told to. He’s been a bootlicker for so long, his few remaining brain cells are unable to have an original thought.
I’ll bet he wants to come on here and call the truth a whole lot of ugly things…. but his master has forbidden him to. THEY know that he would have many fresh holes torn in his psyche if he tried that. He doesn’t know any better… but his master does! 🙂

Oldvet

Knute …Sounds like him and biden are one and the same . Same handlers and all .

Henry Bowman

Cornyn may be a RINO, but what he says may well be true. We already know from other sources that WLP bankrolled this $H!t, so I would NOT be surprised in the least if he wrote it. Or at least have his lawyer write it…

Russn8r

NRA backed red flag under Trump & red flag precursors like Carolyn McCarthy’s HR 2648 (Veterans Confiscation), GCA’68 & NICS, so why not write this one?

I figure it was hated more by gunners than expected, NRA’s only support was NSSF, so NRA plausibly denied backing it. That may’ve pissed off John Cornhole enough to want payback for not having his back. Hardly the first time NRA’s done S like that, so of all people, Cornhole should’ve known, when Lucky (La)Pierre says he’ll have your back, he’s picturing a beast with 2 or 3.

Freedom
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Knute Knute

I’ve been saying the NRA is full of rats since before WLPs time. I left the NR in 1988. Thank God I wasn’t a life member. I still managed to cost them some decades worth of dues.

SGT_Wombat

If push comes to shove, we can always just shoot them. After all, we have the guns they don’t.

Ope

I just wonder how tough and badass these gun-grabbing,candy-assed politicians would be without their own personal armed security with them everywhere they go.

Henry Bowman

Crawdad Crenshaw the Redcoat is probably the only one that could kick $$, but he has a weak spot… He can only see things from the left side.

swmft

It may come to that, and they have milley army may not follow him but cops would

Knute Knute

“There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and cartridge. Please use in that order.”
Well, the soap box(social media) has already censored us out of existence (they think…), Massive election fraud has made US elections into a 3rd world joke, and “Jury Instructions” from the judge has rendered Jury’s opinions moot.
I forget, what was the only one left again?

Oldvet

SARGE…That would take at least 5 30 round “clips” maybe more . Including negotiating rights away and board members too.

KK

There is another side to this. In states where democrats have a super majority, there has been no other recourse to gun owners than MASS NON-COMPLIANCE! If they pass laws to take our guns, would you have us surrender them? In a world where leftist response to not getting their own way is VIOLENT RIOTS . . . are we to surrender to their unconstitutional decrees? Would the Second Amendment, being written into the Bill of Rights to guarantee the People’s capability of defense against a tyrannical government, intend the surrender of rifles to that tyrannical government when mandated as… Read more »

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Oldvet

Why do I get the uneasy feeling that that last box may be getting opened sooner than we expect ?

Oldvet

JOHN CORNYN revealed in a republican meeting that the NRA WROTE THE GUN CONTROL BILL !!!!

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Oldvet

From Right Wing Report .

Henry Bowman

Not surprised! Wayne paid off the RINOs who backstabbed us!! WITH $43 MILLION FROM THE NRA COFFERS!!

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Ope

Cornyn was basically just revealing something we already knew. The former NRA has been destroying our 2A rights and freedoms since at least 1934.

Oldvet

Ope…Yes that’s true but now it has been said out loud by those involved . As they say he said the quiet part . Be interesting what lepew and hayrolled have to say now . Are all those who still give money to the nra now convinced ?

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Ope

I just wonder if tyrant and RINO Cornyn will be able to keep his A+ rating with the former NRA for saying that quite part out loud ? Maybe poor quisling Harold will say this treason was just more strategy and tactics bullshit.

Oldvet

Ope…Smart money says he will keep A rating . I just hope Texan’s show him the door . Sounds like grounds for a recall to me !

Oldvet

Maybe even an old custom of Tar and Feathering for starters .

Oldvet

Hey hayrolled …It’s amazing I don’t see a single down vote on any of the posts here !!! Well at least you have gotten everyone here to agree on something . Get the hint?

Oldvet

Ammoland…Surly you are not paying hayrolled any thing for this crap ?

Russn8r

Hope it’s the other way around, i.e. NRA, GOPe or both paying AL to let him harold (now a verb). I’m all for AL taking cash from NRA, GOPe, NSSF & NSSF’s “partner” ATF, laughing all the way to the bank, using it to help support the righteous writers here and our incredibly astute comments, or at least yours and mine!

Ed

Harold, are YOU willing to do whatever it takes? Are YOU willing to support a better candidate who primaries the likes of Susan Collins? Are YOU willing to stand against Charles Schumer? Are YOU willing to put everything on the line to preserve your rights?

Oldvet

AND hayrolled are you ready to go one better and git rid of lepuew ????

Russn8r

Nope. That’s why Harold helped the GOP trash Kathy Barnette so we’re stuck with OZ.

Stag

Damn, another feeble minded take from Harold. It’s amazing how hard you work at getting people to support butters and fudds.

Roland T. Gunner

I just reread this article; and damn Harold, this one really sucks.

Oldvet

RTG…That’s why I don’t read his stuff . I get the general drift just reading you guys .

Roland T. Gunner

Yes, Harold, we will fo whatever it takes; that is why we are so determined to clutch our rifles and our bibles.

nrringlee

So, question for you. Will you invite Mitch McConnell to be your guest speaker at the convention next year? And if so, the AR-15 he waves over his head, with that rifle be a real AR or will it be one of those Californicated monstrosities? Just wondering. And what about John Cornyn? Will he be ushered in the back door in drag so the mob does not tar and feather him? And Lindsey Graham? And Lisa Murkowski? And Susan Collins? Why not invite the whole progressive wing of the Republican Party and give them a great big cardboard check from… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

Yeah, if John Cornyn was on fire, I wouldn’t pi….

swmft

might toss him a quart of gas not worth wasting more than that

GomeznSA

Gas prices being what they are ANY amount would be wasteful, especially since there is lots of dry grass and brush handy.
NOTE – I am not advocating harsh treatment of him or any of the other traitors, merely making an observation. I certainly do not want to be accused of inciting violence like say upchuck or mad max have done.

The Crimson Pirate

Harold, I see you are taking a sound and well deserved thrashing in the comments here. Rather than join in, let me try to educate you as to your error. I don’t know how old you are, but we did try the things you advocate, ad nauseum, for decades. It is when we stopped trying those things and drew a hard line and said “No more!” that we began making progress. You ask us to go back to tactics that have been tried and have failed, repeatedly. Please study the history of gun control and the battle over it in… Read more »

swmft

he was likely educated in a public school , the teach them lies and distorted history so they dont know, and think these ideas put out by the left are sound

GomeznSA

Pirate, to quote a famous line from a boxer from a few years back “No Mas” – we certainly did not get anywhere by being gentlemen for all those years. Just as certain groups only understand hard nosed resistance to thwart their aspirations of absolute power/control, sometime ya gotta BE hard nosed. We can still be civilized though.

Laddyboy

I wonder if the SCOTUS DECISION was LEAKED to these ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL “permanent practicing politicians” who cannot or REFUSE to adhere to their OATH-OF-OFFICE! IF or WHEN it was LEAKED explains a lot of the RAMMING THROUGH of this ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL “so called”, INVALID, “law”. As the Constitution states; IF a law is passed and is CONTRARY to the Constitution, that “law” is NULL AND VOID!

swmft

problem is stupid leos will still enforce even though it is illegal there needs to be a civilian over-site group that can remove police without recourse and kill them with impunity if needed

None

I couldn’t care less what the NRA has to say, Shall not be infringed says it all for me and no amount of loud mouth Politicians are going to change that fact those clowns come and go with the summer circus and the NRA they’ll bend over and take it every time as long as Wayne is running things

MICHAEL J

Unfortunately, choosing the lessor of two evils is what we face in California when there is a one party majority with a veto proof government. For instance, when I got the call to urge my senators or law makers of some anti-second amendment infringements, who should I have called or who did I call: Diane Feinstein or Kamala Harris? Tough choice. Becerra or Newsom, well you get the idea.

Russn8r

Asking you to call committed gun grabbers in secure districts is the M.O. of a fool-run or grifter-run group that thinks you’re an idiot & your time’s worthless & you have too much money so you should give it to them.

The lesser of evils for Californians is to GTFO of Calizuela while you still can, to a state where your vote & activism can still make a difference.

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fireball4

We bailed on California 10 years ago, no regrets at all.

None

Same in Washington state both Dem women who don’t like guns but too bad they work for us and we have to let them know we are out here and aren’t going to remain silent and take it

Oldman

Patty Murray said today, in light of Roe v, that the Supreme court has set the USA back 100 years. Talk now is that we must abolish SCOTUS. I seem to think THAT would be against the Constitution. It night just be the trigger sends us into the Revolution that we need NOW!

Russn8r

Loyal citizens in lost states like WA should GTFO while they still can, to where their vote & activism can still help shore up or take the state back. Especially the stolen swing states of 2020: AZ, PA, WI, MI etc.

nrringlee

This is exactly what is propelling the ‘Great Sort’ in America. My county in Arizona is one of the prime destinations for refugees from progressive utopias like California, Oregon, Washington and some upper midwest states. The folks show up with Trump and USCCA stickers on their pickups ready to engage with what is already one of the most socially and constitutionally conservative cultures in the country. If you do not try to Kalifornicate your new home you. will be most welcome. This is happening nationwide. Folks with good values and virtues are fleeing progressive utopias for freedom. Join the wave.

DDS

One more time again, Harold. Support for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA), as mentioned in the Second Amendment, is not the same as support for the Second Amendment. RKBA is one of those creator endowed rights mentioned by Locke prior to 1688 and by Jefferson in 1776. Since the Second Amendment didn’t even exist until 1789, RKBA cannot derive from it and SCOTUS ruled exactly that in US v Cruikshank. “17 The second and tenth counts are equally defective. The right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose.’ This is not a right… Read more »

Russn8r

A gaslighting gasbag named Harold
In order to stay well appareled
Passed his leadership test
Under Wayne LaPew’s desk
Now our gun rights are further imperiled.

All bloviation, all RINO shill, all the time.

Desert Rat

If you gave Harold an enema he would disappear.

Russn8r

You’d have to pry LaPew off him to do it, I suspect.

TexDad

You must stop telling real RKBA supporters what we must do, because your ideas are terrible.

Please go away.

Ope

No one takes poor quisling little Harold seriously. I just wish the boy would take his strategy and tactics bullshit and leave.

Russn8r

Harold The Pontificator thinks we’re dumb enough to

1) Vote greater of 2 evils in general elections

2) Take his advice to vote for RINOs in primaries. e.g., Parroted the GOPe, trashed Kathy Barnette in PA, now we’re stuck with gun-grabbing dual-citizen Turkish kiddie-sex-change groomer Oz in the general

Knute Knute

Like elections matter in a land where the authorities use your(and my..) tax dollars to buy votes with!

Considerthis

I’m pretty sure that Harold would like us to believe that the NRA is singularly responsible for a very favorable court decision and no other gun rights group deserve any credit. That’s O.K. I don’t want him representing G.O.A. or F.P.C. !