2022 Mid Term Voting Has Begun: What Are You Doing To Defend Your Rights?

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Tombstone, Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Election Day for the critical 2022 mid-term elections is November 8, 2022, but Early Voting has already begun in many states. That means that many of your friends and neighbors could be casting their ballots as you read this.

So what have you done, what are you doing, and what are you going to do, to guard and protect your rights in this election? What can you do?

Let’s start with some simple facts: The US operates under a two-party system. While we’d like to see third-party candidates get elected and shake up the status quo, that very rarely happens and requires some very special circumstances. I won’t claim that a vote for a third-party candidate is a “wasted vote,” as some like to say, but I will say that those votes are usually less effective than direct votes for Democrats or Republicans.

Between the two major parties, the choice for GunVoters is very clear;

Democrats have made gun control a key plank in their official party platform and a major campaign issue.

While Republicans have a strong statement of support for gun owner rights in their official party platform. The words in the platforms don’t mean that all Democrats support all gun control, and it certainly doesn’t mean that all Republicans are strong supporters of gun owner rights, but in broad terms, Republicans are pro-gun, and Democrats are anti-gun.

The division plays out most significantly in the balance of power in Congress and state legislatures. If there is a Democratic majority in a legislative body, that means they control the committees and the floor. They decide what bills are heard or buried. And you can bet your mortgage there will be an active push for more gun control.

With a Republican majority, Republicans will control the floor and set the legislative agenda. While Republicans have historically been disappointing in their failure to push pro-rights legislation, and some of their members have some pretty blatantly anti-rights positions, significant gun control is much less likely to advance under a Republican majority.

What this all means for GunVoters, is that in the big picture, we are always faced with a uniparty choice of “Very Bad” and “Less Bad.”

In some races in some jurisdictions, the choice might be between “Very Bad” and “Very Bad,” or “Very Bad” and “Even Worse,” but even in a race between a “moderate, pro-gun Democrat,” (Do these actually exist anymore?) and a “liberal, anti-gun Republican,” (These definitely exist.) the big picture always demands that GunVoters support the Republican. Not because that individual candidate is the best in the race BUT because that candidate could mean the difference between a Democratic majority and a Republican majority. Consider Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania.

That can be a hard pill to swallow, but that’s an extreme and rather unlikely scenario. More often, it’s a choice between an anti-gun Democrat and an anti-gun Republican, which is easier to justify. But even if there were a case as described above, say between former Senator Max Baucus (a nominally pro-gun Democrat from Montana). Former Senator Mark Kirk (a vocally anti-gun Republican from Illinois), the overriding factor that GunVoters should be looking at in the General Election is not where the individual candidates stand but how their election would impact the balance of power in the Senate. A vote for Democrat Max Baucus in this hypothetical race would also be a vote for Chuck Schumer (vociferously anti-gun Democrat from New York) to be the Senate Majority Leader. That’s critical to remember.

With a closely divided House and Senate, the game is not chess nor even checkers, it’s a simple game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Block your opponent from gaining squares that will give his team an advantage. While I am not at all thrilled with Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Senate Majority Leader, having him in that chair is inestimably better than another two years of Chuck Schumer in control.
Now that we’re through the Primaries and into the General Election, it’s not about Blake Masters, Mehmet Oz, or Herschel Walker, it’s about Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

It’s All About Guaranteeing a Red Wave in November. So what can you do?

As my mother always said: “If you can’t say something nice about the Republican, say something negative about the Democrat.”

Make it a point to take every opportunity to remind people that it’s Democrats who got us where we are today and who are dedicated to radical gun control. Hot-button issues in your state might vary, but choose the issue that will have the most powerful effect on the people you’re talking to. In Arizona, you can point out that Mark Kelly founded a radical gun control organization that spends millions of dollars to push extremist legislation and support radical, leftist politicians who will advance that anti-rights agenda. But you don’t have to focus only on gun rights. In Kelly’s case, it’s worth mentioning that he voted the Biden party line 100% in his first year and 97% in his second. He’s trying to paint himself as some kind of maverick among Democrats, but his voting record says he’s right on board with Schumer and Biden.

Voting has already started, and if Democrats retain their majorities – slim as they might be – it will be painted as a mandate from the voters to push their agenda even harder, including more attacks on our rights. So we must do everything we can to ensure that every gun owner and every American who cares about liberty understands what’s at stake and casts a ballot.

GunVoters have the power to shift elections – if we stand up and get involved. Stockpiling ammo and making bug-out plans is fine, but putting at least as much effort into trying to avoid the need for those plans is much more practical and productive.

Work now to win the fight to avoid the fight. The time to take a stand is now.


About Jeff Knox:

Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father, Neal Knox, led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.

The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs, and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists through education, analysis of current issues, and a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona, and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org.

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Desert Guy

After my father’s death in 1989, my mother went to cancel his voter registration. The registrar wnt to check his voting record. Straight New Deal Democrat. (Your voting record is public record in VA.) The registrar tried talking my mother out of cancelling his registration. She said things like “There are others ready to carry your dear husband’s legacy in years going forward.” She finally demanded that my mother prove that my father was not only dead, but buried! Forrtunately, she had the paperwork from Arlington National Cemetery with her. I was there. I got to see and hear the… Read more »

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Laddyboy

@Desert Guy; YES! Your vote does matter! Thank You for your POSITIVE VOTE, even when there are RINOs working against Our TRUE VOTE!

Bigfootbob

Thank you for this story. It clearly shows how organic voter fraud is in the RAT party. They do not need any organization to know when, how and why to cheat at elections, it’s in their DNA. I have known this all my life, my grandfather was a determined dimocRAT who showed me how to cheat in elections when I was very young. I helped him give out 1/2 pint bottles of Walker’s Deluxe whiskey to everybody my grandfather took to the polls to vote for Kennedy. Our state was dry on Election Day. Because of that and the conversations… Read more »

Desert Guy

At the age of 11, I learned everything I needed to know about Democrats. A 22-year-old neighbor came back from Vietnam as a Silent Key. He left behind a pregnant widow, a son who would probably barely remember his father, another son who probably wouldn’t remember his father at all, and one who would never know him at all. It left me with a rage that still burns over fifty years later.

RF

See: Staff Sergeant Larry Stanley Pierce.
Thanks, stay well.
RF

hippybiker

That’s a term the we Ham Radio operators use when one of group dies! “Silent Key.”

HLB

73.

HLB

swmft

in florida we get to vote judges out any that make rulings inconsistent with rights I vote to oust and tell every one i know to vote them out and why, iven progressives will vote to oust someone they perceive to be attacking them

KenW

My parents stopped voting after the 1960 election because they felt that JFK did not actually win the election. They finally voted again many years later.
Special Report had a former Democrat Congresswoman on who literally admitted that that is what happened.

Grigori

A lotta people, even on here, still believe in The Easter Bunny, et-al.

musicman44mag

Crazy story. So if she had a death certificate but had him cremated and put him on the mantle of the fireplace, he would not be officially dead? Thats nuts.

Desert Guy

Welcome to Virginia. Bluest of the blue…

Rebel VA

We are trying to change that! We have a GOP governor now.

Henry Bowman

From what I’m seeing, he doesn’t look, talk, or act like a RINO. I hope I’m not wrong!

USMC0351Grunt

Now THAT’S patriotism!

musicman44mag

Lol. Too funny, thanks for the laugh.

USMC0351Grunt

Did you turn that rancid bitch in?

grant

This is a conflict where ‘civility and compromise’, the bedrock of our system of government, Wont Work.
Same as the first Civil War.
Only one side can prevail,
and that side must crush the other into submission.
Notice anything familiar here?
SO,
Only one solution (right now),
Vote,
Vote Red
Keep voting Red until they have a veto-proof majority.

Henry Bowman

I believe it’s civility and INTEGRITY. Nothing ever good comes from compromise (ask a RINO). And as for voting, that works fine till it doesn’t, and right now I’m not sure it’s working. We have had stolen elections before and if the communists do it again with their brazen in-your-face daring, then I’ll bet that all votes afterward will be mail-in votes. Airmail!

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USMC0351Grunt

And then purge the RINOS AS SOON AS THEY REAR THEIR HEADS!

Laddyboy

My number ONE criteria for a person seeking office is: Do they SHOW BY ACTIONS, support Our American Constitution! Number TWO: Do they SHOW they HONOR their OATH OF OFFICE!!
Otherwise, that person does not get an affirmative vote!!!

Desert Guy

In my 45 years in Radio and TV, I never had to take an “oath” to show my competency for any poisition I held. I had something more valuable. My word of honor and my professional performance. That oath has become nothing more than a quaint verbal rite de passage into a world of power and corruption.

Henry Bowman

Sadly, you are spot on!

USMC0351Grunt

You would think that the Party HQ would properly vet these people before allowing them to register to be on the ballot?

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Terry

Great article Jeff.

Rock

I am going to VOTE, and that will be a REPUBLICAN vote across the board !
NOT ONE DEMOCRAT !!!!!

Oldman

It’s hard to believe that Biden’s handlers didn’t think about that before they even let him sign all those directives on day one. Their only hope of staying in office is to get the military to start offing those that dare to say NO! We are in for a really interesting time in the next 3 months. FJB
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Oldman

The interesting thing about that is: if these IRS agents are really IRS employees that can work as such, then they will be NO match for the average armed citizen. The FBI? they don’t have enough manpower without the military do do anything more than to take out 5 or ten times more than 1 at a time. It may be against the law to turn the military on it’s own citizens, but I am willing to believe that Biden’s handlers don’t have any problem with trying to pull that off. Our current Congress is not willing to do anything… Read more »

Oldman

OV, I certainly agree with what you just said about the billions of rounds .and the thing about ARs. I heard, in the beginning, that they would be issued sidearms, and to be trained in their use. If what you say is fact, then they are illegally forming a Federal police force to be used against tax dodgers?, or just anybody they want to set up, using the tax code to implement murdering them. My inquiring mind wants an answer to that premise.

Oldman

I paused on answering this yesterday, as I am not sure which tea party you were referring to? If it was the one in 1775 or thereabouts, I don’t remember it, except for what I was taught in school. I have been advocating for a tax revolt for sometime now, and I think if that is what it takes to get some honest representation from our elected officials, we should go for it. After all isn’t this what really started the ball rolling for the only revolution that we now call the American Revolution?

Oldman

I don’t recall much of that peculiar year. I was running around a lot working a nite job in a hospital and a day job trying to do some major work to our home. I was also starting to feel the effects of Obamaism and not liking it that much. Can you upgrade me on that one?

Oldman

Thanks! That rings a bit of a bell, now. Yes, I do believe that they are after the guns for the same reasons that a lot of us believe. They are scared that, if we retain our ‘weapons of war’, they will not be able to control us and that is what all this BS is about. The fact that Obiden cannot remember what he said two weeks ago, that grossly contradicts what he said today or yesterday tells us all what is going on. He is really close to having a complete meltdown and will start crying and sit… Read more »

Oldman

Nothing but our 24 million + weapons of war and a will to use them.

USMC0351Grunt

Don’t forget about the 18-22 million Veterans.

Oldman

I will never forget, at least on that score.

Oldman

That’s what happens when you have a rogue justice department and the FBI doesn’t want to go up against patriots and risk getting hurt.

swmft

atf was the enforcement branch of tax laws, then ran off the rails when prohibition ended

USMC0351Grunt

And here us Marines have been popping center mass out to 500 yards WITH IRON SIGHTS! They best step up their game! As for the billions of rounds, just remember to pick up whatever they drop!

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USMC0351Grunt

Same reason the CDC, the FAA, The FDA, The U.S. Post Office, I’m even willing to bet the 4H has at least one 50 Cal Ma Deuce laying around somewhere?

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/full-list-of-armed-federal-agencies/

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swmft

atf…whole bunch of criminals in guberment

USMC0351Grunt

Arming is one thing. Being ble to hit a target that shoots back is a whole different world.

Beowulf

If the Republicans take the House and Senate this November, the real red wave should start once McConnell and McCarthy are thrown off their high horse. RINOS need to be eradicated.

Montana454Casull

I am an independent voter and I will be voting a strait republican ticket here in Montana . FJB and all Democrats .

Henry Bowman

If your aim in voting is to keep the Commiecrat Party from banning some or all of your firearms, then don’t make it easy to rig the election! VOTE IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY, preferably AFTER NOON! Otherwise, they’ll know how many votes to ‘cancel’ with fake ballots!!

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swmft

no tires or body for that electric car

swmft

no ooooooo if it is the asses fault lay them down and run them over

Desert Guy

Be thankful you have the Privilege to elect any judge. Not all of us in the U.S.are alowed to.

Desert Guy

But not voted on by the populace they serve. Only by the elites they must kowtow to.

Ope

Oldvet, what state are you in?

Ope

Oldvet, thanks. I remember now that you told WB a year or two ago that you were in Kansas. Just out of curiosity, are you close to Lebanon ,KS?

Ope

Oldvet, I think it’s really cool that you basically live exactly where the center of the lower 48 is.

Ope

Oldvet, it don’t get much better than that.

92vin

One major problem that we have is many people I know who are members of gun clubs just don’t vote. I just don’t get it. If the numbers are right that millions of guns have been purchased every month I’m pretty sure we could make an impact at the voting booths.

Stag

And this is exactly why no advancements will be made and all we’ll get is more infringement.

USMC0351Grunt

I’ve got a tube of K-Y and an, “infringement” for them and they won’t like it!

swmft

rusty tacks