As a gun owner the events taking place accross the country are worrisome at best and terrifying, and enraging at worst. We all surely have that question go through our mind, ‘what can I do?’ Stomping your feet and screaming like a 4 year old having a temper tantrum wont do it; so, besides voting, what can be done?
First, vote for the candidates you believe will do the right thing. Second, hold their feet to the fire as they say. It’s cliché time, then be the squeaky wheel so you can get the grease! Be professional and polite, but persistent and call, email, write letters, go to 2A Rallies in your area and if there isn’t one, organize it yourself!
Will this fix the problem? I doubt it. At least not immediately just never give up. Teach your kids, talk to friends and neighbors, start a movement. Look at how we got here today. The progressive left set out on a cause way, way, way back in the early 1900s and they never stopped. In 1934 they got the National Firearms Act (NFA) after that in 1938 The Federal Firearms Act (FFA) this stripped felons and other ‘undesirables’ right to own a firearm away.
In 1939 in United States v. Miller Read More we lost the right to shotguns with barrels less than 18”. Strange that one, I mean who cares if a shotgun is 18” or 10” right? Follow that link. Anyway, then comes the Gun Control Act of 1968 which repealed and replaced the NFA which added in some ugly restrictions like age limits and other infringements.
in 1986 we won one, The Firearm Owners Protection Act, well, not really it was one of those compromises that only infringed a little bit Read the law. Now we’re are getting more current but you see the trend, nothing has ever really gone our way.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 haves the NICS form 4473 and the background check Read More. Then, in 1994 the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Notice how the names of these attacks on our rights always sound like they are doing us a favor? This is the one which banned the AR, magazines over 10 rounds, and all of that which luckily had a sunset clause and went away in 2004.
After this come a few to do a little bit of good, including District of Columbia v. Heller In 2008 which gave us some yet maintained a bit of control by the government. If you want to get more details follow the links, if you wish to read the article I found to get those links look for the link below, it’s a good read and offers more details. Anyway, back to the point of this article.
looking back, the progressives won way more than they lost on gun control and this is what I need to point out: it’s a long fight but fight we must. Progressives took over the classrooms and made being an American a dirty word. While we on the right went to work each day thinking nothing would ever go wrong, it did. Many generations argued about and battled politically over these same topics just keep passing on the truth, one day we will win. Maybe, generations before us didn’t have the tools we have today? Just start squeaking as loud as you can, make them listen!