Executing The Fundamentals Matters

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Take Action Time to Act

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently, there was a report in The Athletic about a very passionate discussion between some Hall of Fame baseball players and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. The players complained that analytics and techniques like the shift had ruined the game. The fact is, though, analytics are here to stay for baseball.

Second Amendment supporters will also have to understand that things have changed in our battle to preserve our freedoms from those who seek to infringe them. These days there is the internet and social media, and they can be very valuable tools. But that is no excuse to neglect the fundamentals that have been part of our efforts from the beginning. In fact, if the fundamentals are neglected, it could cost Second Amendment supporters dearly.

The first fundamental is being registered to vote. If you haven’t registered to vote, do so. The fact of the matter is that your vote is your first and most basic defense against anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local level. Once you’re sure you’re registered, then work on your friends and family.

Second, of course, is knowing as much as possible about the issues surrounding our Second Amendment rights. The National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation both have good libraries of fact sheets that can get you up to speed. Of course, checking out Ammoland.com every day doesn’t hurt, either.

Third, make sure you come across in a manner that reflects positively on other Second Amendment supporters. Be honest-including if it means saying “I don’t know.” Be informed, and most importantly, be considerate, and calm, and don’t lose your cool.

Fourth, find candidates you want to look into. Many of them have events that can give you a chance to talk with them about Second Amendment issues. In addition, around this time, many go door-knocking on the weekend. This is a good chance for Second Amendment supporters to get involved and to get to know people.

The best thing about the door-knocking or other traditional ways of supporting these candidates is that they are much harder – if not impossible – for a Silicon Valley censor to interfere with. This can be a valuable opportunity for Second Amendment supporters – if it is executed well.

The internet and social media can be excellent tools at times, but Second Amendment supporters will still need to master the fundamentals of political campaigning in order to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels.

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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Just in case you’ve never thought of taking your own advice, Harold, the way you come across is as a didactic know-it-all.

I used to think we could get you to see that, but now I just wish you’d go away.


My Dad, obviously not TexDad, often quoted that old adage, “Better to remain silent and be viewed as stupid, than to speak up, removing all doubt.” No one has tied you to a chair, cut off your eyelids, and held Harold’s articles in front of you forcing to to see them. OK to disagree, not prefer his writings. You may click delete and remain silent, allowing all to view you as stupid, but you chose to remove all doubt…..


No, you’ve missed the point. Expressing disapproval of someone trying to sell their wrongheaded way of thinking, which is pretty much every article from this man, is an absolutely essential activity, lest others buy into it by default. I’m not a writer, and I’m not going to write on how people should think. This writer, however, does so constantly. I’ve read his nonsense for years and can tell you with certainty he’s not helping the right to keep and bear arms. He deserves every rebuke he’s gotten, and there have been many. I hope Ammoland readers are wise enough to… Read more »



Henry Bowman

Dude, TXdad is not the enemy. Harold and his hoity-toity ‘I-am-so-much-better-than-you’ B.S. in service to career grifter WLP is. Retract your claws!

Henry Bowman


Henry Bowman

Oh, don’t worry, next time Little Harold posts, he will be back with his Wayne LaTrine kneepads on..

Henry Bowman

Thus speaketh the Captain.


And most importantly KNOW YOUR ENEMY. We fail to understand and properly characterize our adversaries in the fight for liberty. Second Amendment issues are a small subset of the anti-liberty front, or in Hillary Clinton’s words, the vast left wing conspiracy against America. WE face folks who are not liberals, who detest liberal values and who detest the founding principles of our nation. Understanding those truths is key to understanding their antics at the tactical, then operational and the strategic level. We are facing folks from the Progressive New Left. These folks a Cultural Marxists who detest you and your… Read more »


Thank you Mr. Hutchinson. You are right, we must engage. Get registered and vote, do not allow the 5th Estate or the traitors in the GOPe dissuade us. The usual subjects are already hard at work painting us into a corner, https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-says-9-11-reminder-us-deal-extremism-any-kind https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-attacks-maga-gop-members-congress-full-anger-violence-hate-labor-day-speech I am a chronic poster at Ammoland asking people to engage and I’ve offered examples, easy examples actually, of what we can do to not only win but by engaging we prevent voter fraud. Hard to cheat when the local election office is full of Conservative ballot/poll watchers. Mr. Hutchinson, you have added an additional activity I… Read more »

Henry Bowman

There is no voting our way out of this. In case you haven’t come out of your cave lately, the Commiecrat Party is rigging elections on a regular basis nowadays, and all the RINOs are helping them. Only the America First crowd has kept their honor clean!