And Once Again, We Win.

If the Aurora shooting had happened 10 years ago, we’d be engaging in heavy battle to keep our turf. But things have changed to my pleasant surprise.

Young couple I know and recently became parents, informed they will be getting their Florida’s Concealed Weapons Permit and their guns.

Sweet! Apparently I must eat my old fart words and admit there is hope with the newer generations. Welcome humble pie.

 

15 Replies to “And Once Again, We Win.”

  1. I realized this after the Virginia tech shooting. It just so happened that I had come home from work that day to find a case of 7.62×39 for my SKS on my doorstep. I remember watching the live coverage while popping rounds on stripper clips and thinking “Boy things are going to get ugly from this”.

    Only they didn’t. Gun shops started seeing a LOT of new faces, conceal carry classes started filling up, and Conceal Carry Campus started becoming a household name.

    Hell the Brady Campaign had to align with an NRA sponsored bill JUST so they could put a Victory on their scoreboard.

    Some say that turning point happened on September 11th, some say it happened in 2004 when the AWB expired….either way the tide has long since turned.

    Let’s not squander it!




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  2. I think every time something like Aurora happens, we need to count it as yet another notch in our belt. It shows the rest of the world how right we are.




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  3. If any were armed, in their defense…… Hitting a couple of thugs in broad daylight? easy peasey. or should be at any rate. Getting a fatal shot on a lone gunman wearing body armor, in a DARK theater full of people screaming[and probably running around] without missing and hitting one of those innocent bystanders? that’s just a wee bit more difficult I should think.




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  4. I read somewhere that there were at least 5 permit holders in the theater. All disarmed because of a sign. Like sheep to the slaughter.




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  5. I’m afraid that we’re going to have start fighting a rear guard action because of this. As the year was starting, I was thinking it was looking good for open carry or constitutional carry in Florida, and maybe at the national level looking good to get silencers removed from Class III or at least made a $5 AOW tax. Then came Zimmerman/Martin and now this, and I’m afraid we’ll have to re-fight the battles we’ve already won.

    On the other hand… I just got back from the Melbourne Gun Show. It was elbow to elbow, butt to butt crowded, as much as during the 2009 boom, and the cross section of society was amazing and heartwarming. Kids that looked barely 21 (I’m a bad judge of that), folks my age and older. All races, all sizes, everything from “tacticool” to “Ma and Pa Kettle”, so the population is clearly awake. At one point (while dear wife was studying some old books) I stood and just looked at the crowd. The only reaction is “wow – we have truly won”.




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  6. I’m wondering whether the worm can be turned. The “strict” laws in Aurora plainly failed, they helped clear the way for this guy to work unopposed, so how about Coloradans start working to get this “home rule” issue fixed? “Politicization” isn’t an issue anymore now that the Left has worn that shoe.




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