Preparing For The 2022 General Election

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- With the 2022 general election coming up, Second Amendment supporters need to be ready to get to work to ensure that the results on election day are good for our freedoms. What can you do to be ready?

Make Sure You Are Registered To Vote

Make sure that you have registered to vote. If you have, double-check and make sure the information is accurate. Double-check what the laws and regulations are for early voting and absentee voting. Make sure your vote will count and everything on that front is squared away. It’s like what the safety briefings on airplanes tell you about the oxygen masks. Get yourself squared away before you help others.

Help Your Friends And Family Register To Vote

Once you have ensured you have registered to vote, then you work on helping your friends and family with their voter registration. If this is their first election, or their first time in this jurisdiction, help them understand how the process works in your jurisdiction. Then help them be able to help others.

Know The Issues

The next step is to study and know the issues. Articles here at Ammoland can help, but it never hurts to also go to pro-Second Amendment groups to get additional facts and figures. The National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation all have valuable resources that can help you be on top of the issues – which will make it easier for you to educate others.

Know The Political Terrain

Learn as much as you can about where you are – and how past elections have gone. This is a crucial step that far too many Second Amendment supporters don’t keep in mind. The candidate who is a good fit for West Virginia will probably flounder in the suburbs of Dallas or Philadelphia.

Know The Candidates

Perhaps the most important knowledge of all – the candidates who are running to be that legislator who actually casts the votes for legislation. Figure out your best option given the political terrain where you live.

Consider The Next Steps

What you do beyond getting yourself and friends and family registered and knowing the issues is largely up to you. There are many ways to get involved in elections. I cannot possibly know the situations for every loyal Ammoland reader out there. Some may want to donate to pro-Second Amendment candidates and organizations. Other may volunteer for a particular campaign. Still others might volunteer as poll watchers.

VOTE!

This, of course, is obvious. Cast your vote and make your voice heard on election day so that anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local level will be defeated at 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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Ledesma

Make your vote count! Because after it’s cast, you’ll spend the next decade on jury duty! In fact, you and that jury commissioner might just as well hold hands!

Russn8r

We need conservatives to stop sucking up to “authority”, stop avoiding jury duty, do whatever they have to do to acquit patriots.

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USMC0351Grunt

How about studying the most recent Supreme Court’s rulings and for the past 10 years along with the bills that are attempted to be passed in opposition to the SCOTUS?

nrringlee

Also be very aware that the Republican Party at the national and at most state levels is not a Conservative party and is certainly not a constitutional party. The Republican Party is a Progressive Party. They only tolerate and exploit conservatives and liberty loving Americans when they have to. The tis even true here in Arizona. Never trust the (R). And put little faith in NRA grading systems of politicians. Sadly, fourteen highly rated Senators just gave us one more stab in the back last monty and they are prepared to do the same on the Assault Weapons Ban (sic)… Read more »

DDS

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.” — Stalin

musicman44mag

Look how many years ago that was and it is still relevant today.

swmft

with electronic and mail in especially., hugo chavez was a big investor in dominion and his party has not lost an election ..with the state of economy in Venezuela that is why they dont have guns someone might vote maduro and the Iranian vp out

USMC0351Grunt

That applies today because WE, The People have lost our balls!

https://www.americanheritage.com/battle-athens

swmft

what is done in the past will have to be done again Athens will come again

Darkman

From the Rooftops. Pink Mist…..

john

Read this image the problems fact checkers work for the elite media. believe the government own fears, Contact Dominion Voting Systems to determine which software and/or firmware updates need to be applied. Dominion Voting Systems reports to CISA that the above vulnerabilities have been addressed in subsequent software versions. Ensure all affected devices are physically protected before, during, and after voting. Ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures throughout the election cycle.  Ensure that ImageCast X and the Election Management System (EMS) are not connected to any external (i.e., Internet accessible) networks. Ensure carefully selected protective and detective physical security… Read more »

john

Harold please understand that the democrats have pedicured 5 billion in taxpayer dollars for the next 10 years for mail in ballots, that is a lot of money. The election laws are being manipulated on the state level as well . When I asked about the dominion machine that proves to count my vote the electionear could not tell me how my political party vote would be guaranteed. The dominion voting system has been used in countries that our government has meddled in their elections CISA recommends election officials continue to take and further enhance defensive measures to reduce the… Read more »

musicman44mag

I wonder how long it will be until the left, because of covid, says we need a totally new system where it is done, vote by phone. Can’t say poor people can’t vote because obummer gave them multiple phones and illegals coming in get a free phone too.
I’m sure it is in the works. It can all be controlled by china with the new 5g systems.

john

Un Agenda 2030 our government is 100% on board

musicman44mag

I know and it is obvious they are pushing for it in every way every day. America was once the strongest, smartest and most resourceful country on the planet. clintons sell out as NAFTA started the whole thing. Corporate greed and laziness changed us in every way. Now we no longer have the tools to make what we need and constantly rely on other countries, and our government is doing everything they can to sell this country down the road, obummer, to other countries that will have control over our land and food supplies. China is so willing to sell… Read more »

nrringlee

True story. And we continue to ignore the warnings of the Carter/Baker Commission on Election Integrity of 2005. Drop boxes and mass mail out/mail in voting is a disaster when voter rolls are not routinely purged.

Russn8r

Yep. And why would we want to make it easy for people to vote who don’t care enough about it to show up in person with ID and vote with a secure paper ballot observed at all times by poll watchers?

Only exception to showing up should be the truly physically disabled and immobile, and legitimate absentees, not for lazy assholes.

Arny

You forgot military, serving overseas.
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I guess that would fall under legitimate absentee. Sorry Russ

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Russn8r

“Awaiting for approval”. Incredible.

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Russn8r

Yep. That’s legit. Citizens temp-working in other states or countries should qualify too. Absentee ballots should be carefully controlled. “No Excuse” absentee should be banned with mail-in reg. Sad thing, dunce Cali Republicans like Pete Schabarum pushed the easy reg/easy vote crap in the 70s & 80s that’s now predictably biting us in the ass, just like dunce Rs pushed computer voting after the 2000 Florida chad battle to show how modern, clever & hip they are.

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Arny

It is a shame voting could be made very easy from your phone, if people had good character, morals, etc. Technology is there. But It has to be run by the right people. Which we know, it’ll never be.
Power corrupts. And everything is to monopolized for a certain group in charge.

Russn8r

The harder it is to vote the better, so only responsible people who give a F do it.

Arny

I think it should be a nationwide holiday.

Russn8r

Not for government employees.

Arny

That may help tip the tide a bit, lol

USMC0351Grunt

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes.

Nation Aug 12, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/an-11-year-old-changed-election-results-on-a-replica-florida-state-website-in-under-10-minutes

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Ope

Off topic, but the first bus load of illegal immigrants from TEXAS just arrived in NYC. TEXAS Governor Greg Abbott is now busing these illegals to DC and NYC. and keeping them out of our state.

PMinFl

Send some to Delaware too

Ope

Right now TEXAS Gov Greg Abbott and AZ Gov Ducey are focused on sending as many illegal wetbacks to DC and NYC as possible. At least 200K to each city. After that number is reached Delaware is a possibility too.

Russn8r

Kabuki. ABBOTT only buses VOLUNTEERS from TEXAS. Free trip where they wanted to go anyway; Reward for invading our country.

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Wild Bill

Perhaps, but from a financial view point, the cost is a small price to pay to get future welfare recipients out of the Texas jurisdiction. Let a non-Constitution-supporting state feed, cloth, house and provide health care for them.

Russn8r

Short-term at best. Since ABBOTT won’t honor his oath, man up, invoke Art1 §10 to deport, they can-will come back whenever they want, like when job opportunities are better in TEXAS or they’re done visiting relatives in DC.

Free trips instead of deportation are a reward for invasion.

If ABBOTT wasn’t ALL KABUKI about his chain link TEXAS “wall” & deals with Mexican govs, there’d be no invaders to give free trips to DC to in the 1st place.

Ope-TEX-Bruce-Will-FordWill et socks downvoted the truth 4x in 3 mins.

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Wild Bill

Short term, really? Do you think that these illiterate, unskilled, law breaking, disease carrying hard core unemployables will get off the welfare rolls by the third or fourth generation?

Russn8r

Think all Mexicans are on welfare & don’t work?

Don’t think ABBOTT should man up, honor his oath, invoke Art1 §10 & deport?

Think the USA & TEXAS can survive an invasion long as they don’t go to TEXAS?

Don’t think TEXAS has welfare?

As Morpheus said in The Matrix, “Hmm.”

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Russn8r
Wild Bill

I did not mention Mexicans. You did, which is a classic Freudian slip.

I wrote illiterate, unskilled, law breaking, disease carrying, hard core unemployables.

Ope

Wild Bill,I’ve heard that TEXAS Gov.Greg Abbott will start buying one way tickets for theses illegal wet backs on Amtrack. You can ship hundreds of Mexicans out of TEXAS on trains at one time instead of 60 or so a bus load. It’s a better financial value for TEXAS. We are very fortunate as TEXANS to have such an honorable, astute ,credible man as Gov.Greg Abbott. He will be in office for years to come.

Russn8r

OpeTEXWillBruceFordWill: How much will RINO ABBOTT pay invaders to STAY out of TEXAS when they’re done visiting family in DC, since he’s too COWARDLY to deport them?

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Wild Bill

Abbott does not have the authority to deport anyone. Only the federal government has that authority. The alien gets due process in the form of a hearing.

Russn8r

Wrong. “No State shall keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, Compact with another State or foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in imminent Danger.” ~Art 1 §10

Same authority that lets ABBOTT do his unenforced Kabuki Compacts with Mexican Governors.

Wild Bill

That is not deportation. Deportation is a function of the Immigration Act, which Congress enacted pursuant to Article I, section 8.
Immigration is strictly Congress’s authority pursuant to Amendment 14, section 1.

Russn8r

Why must you always assume that specific statutory uses of words are the only valid use? For example, you’ve done that with the word treason, a word predating our statutory definition by centuries. The broader definitions are valid.

If Art 1 §10 gives WAR powers, obviously including the power to kill invaders, and de facto treaty (compact) powers, it also must clearly give power to deport. Otherwise ABBOTT’s deals with Mexican governors are unconstitutional.

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Wild Bill

I prefer the originalist theory of interpretation of the Constitution and I read about who and how the Constitution came to be our political, governmental, and legal frame work.

Please see Constitutional Interpretation, Cases, Essays, and Materials by C.R. Ducat and H. W. Chase; The U.S. Constitution, Clause by Clause, by R. Raphael; Processes of Constitutional Decision Making, by Paul Brest and Sanford Levinson (who I had the pleasure of meeting with.); and The Quartet, by J.J. Ellis (an author recommended to me by JSNTGC).

Wild Bill

Yes, but not just Mexicans. Illiterate, unskilled, law breaking, disease carrying, hard core unemployables… from all over the globe.

Ope

Bill,you’re right. These illegal migrants from around the world just use the Mexican border as their point of entry into the United States. You described these useless wetbacks perfectly too.

swmft

that describes all the ones on ssi disability before 2010

Wild Bill

He is smarter than the average bear! He and the TAG set up a case that could potentially curtail Congress’s use of the commerce clause to control everything that they should not be involved in.
Only those two Texans thought of it since 1934!

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Ope

Plus, what’s even more amusing is the mayor of DC is in full panic mode begging Biden to send in the National Guard to deal with their newest law-abiding hard working citizens. LMFAO! TEXAS Gov Greg Abbott is enjoying the hell out of this!

Russn8r

Your boss ABBOTT pays invaders to VOLUNTEER to go where they wanted anyway. Never arrests-deports. ALL KABUKI ALL THE TIME

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Wild Bill

Abbott’s Tenth Amendment police powers do not reach deportation.
No civil suit lays because they are volunteers.
The aliens are cheaply out of the jurisdiction.
Sounds like good management to me but I could be wrong.

Russn8r

Wrong. Art 1 §10 not only lets him deport, it gives him wartime powers if the federales refuse to honor Art 4 §4.

Wild Bill

Art. I, section 10 does not contain the word “deport”.

Russn8r

So what? It’s implied & then some. Unless you think it gives a governor war powers – which of course includes authority to shoot invaders – without power to deport.

Last week you claimed the Constitution bars Pres & VP to be from the same state.

Wild Bill

I wish that it were otherwise, but the word is simply not there.
If it were an “invasion” as the writers of the Constitution understood that word to mean, then a state governor could engage in war but not deportation.
Please note that invaders come from the outside deportation subjects would already be on the inside.
I did not claim that that the Constitution bars a president and vice president from being from the same state. I think that you are thinking of some other conversation.

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Russn8r

The word does not have to be there. Many things are implied in the Constitution without a specific word actually being there, as I think you know quite well.

Wild Bill

No, the words must be there or there must be a debate about a power being implied there. That debate would ultimately include a S. Ct. case.
Not the president, on his own, some governor, on their own, a bureaucrat or agency, not a media commentator, nor even we, ourselves, can just decide what is implied.

Russn8r

Actually, Abbott’s already doing it – at least pretending to for Kabuki – making immigration compacts with Mexican governors. Kari Lake will do that and also deport directly. It may be challenged, but unlike you, she will TRY. Thank God ever more conservatives say what it is – invasion – as the framers would’ve – instead of insisting on a self-sabotage approach. Your prescription is to complain about it while telling everyone the states can’t do anything – ensuring defeat & loss of the Republic.

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Wild Bill

I only try to help others interpret the Constitution properly. Oh and that part about invasion is a direct response to the danger posed by the British. The drafters were worried about invasion by the British army, which of course, happened.

Wild Bill

If Abbot is already making arrangements with Mexican governors to return people to their country, thus saving the Republic, then why do you hate Abbot and call his efforts Kabuki?
As to the Constitution, I’m just trying to help others understand it properly.

USMC0351Grunt

HOW can this be off topic? LAST election, MILLIONS of dumb asses across the country chose to use electronic voting. They didn’t just flip a coin for those. The dumb asses in each county precinct voted to use them. For instance, my being the 5th Precinct Chairman in Presidio County, Texas out of 7 precincts, I was the ONLY ONE that elected to use paper ballots.DUH? I don’t need to remind everyone about 2020. Or do I? Seems memory has faded already. The point is, if an 11 year old kid can hack the results, WHY are the same and… Read more »

Arny

Even paper ballots are vulnerable. Unless they are counted by Honest citizens. A possible fix would be ALL BALLOTS UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FROM THE TIME THEY’RE CAST TILL COUNTED. And a website for public to oversee 24/7. Easy solution should we really want fair elections. But we know that isn’t the case. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to buy elections. They would keep voting rosters up to date as much as possible. But hell they even fight that. Roster could be a easy fix. Just start over. Using EFILE to verify citizenship. I would guess the IRS & other agencies… Read more »

Wild Bill

Paper ballots may be vulnerable, but paper ballots leave a evidentiary paper trail.

Arny

Weren’t the mail in ballots paper ? How did that paper trail work ? There needs to be some way to account for these ballots, their legitimacy, etc. Otherwise they could print as many as they like. And were you aware PA had a shortage of ballots in certain areas last election ? So much for the Reps are not turning out for elections theory. The midterms should be interesting at the least. I see more skull F ing coming our way. Monkey pox you know. Speaking of Monkey pox were you aware ? E March 10, 2004 (301) 619-2285… Read more »

Wild Bill

Examining and tracking the paper ballots could have worked well if the authorities that were supposed to investigate, had investigated.
That paper ballot evidence could still lead us to the perpetrators … if we had the will to use it.

Arny

Once the ballot leaves the envelope they are untraceable. What’s the first thing they do ? Open the envelopes. Where does the envelope go ? In the trash. The video & Geo tracking evidence was there, they didn’t use that either. Wonder why ?

Wild Bill

Yes, I wonder why, too Investigators could, If the ballot is counterfeit or other evidence of fraud, check for finger prints. Check as many as is necessary.
Check the prints against finger print records. Find a suspect. Make a case. Roll him to find his up line.

Arny

Just a little to much for down voters to comprehend. lmao

swmft

not when they hid what came out of a precinct, in broward county three ballot boxes turned up behind filing cabinet. they may have changed the election had they been counted obummer……….

Wild Bill

Does that paper ballot evidence of uncounted votes still exist. Can the witnesses still be rounded up.

Wild Bill

Please do be careful about identifying yourself. Many left wing persons read Ammoland and would destroy you if they could. They consider destroying your personal life fair play.