A year ago, the forces of Gun Control were in full blast aiming for our collective jugulars. AWB Part Deux was being waved as the Final Answer for the “gun epidemic.” the Media was still crapping kittens about Wayne LaPierre’s “Good guy with a Gun.” Congress was feeling pressured by the Gun Control zealots and some members started to transform their spines into jello. A new gun control group was formed, genetically modified as astroturf and it would soon become Moms Demand Action.
Experts across the intelligentsia assured us that the NRA was toast and that Gun Control was finally coming and was here to stay forever with the promise of Peace on Earth, free DirecTV and 90% discount on Unicorn Farts.
We took some bloody hits this year. The usual Suspect States of NY, California, New Jersey and Connecticut got even stupider laws which none would have prevented a Sandy Hook event. Colorado got into the Dark Ages but it was a Pyrrhic victory when three senators had to forsake they political lives and a message… my ass a message, a shot across the bow was sent to every politician: You Will Pay For Voting Anti Gun. Even Newly Elected Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe saw half of his 14 point lead evaporate the moment he started to spout Anti Gun rhetoric.
And we cannot dismiss the acquittal of George Zimmerman as a victory for Gun Rights (and for George himself, that is obvious.) A guilty verdict was going to be the cornerstone that Antis would have used to build a monumental case against Stand Your Ground Laws. Even though the case itself had nothing to do with it, The Narrative was set that way as the knives were being sharpen and everybody ready to kill that “evil” law. But the jury’s decision just killed the initiative and the hopes they had to send us back to medieval England and Duty to Retreat.
This is not to say that the Opposition will give up: They won’t. My guess is that they will try again to go the Colorado way because they understand that there is no will at the federal level to implement changes via Congress. Stay informed and support your State level Gun Rights organization plus the NRA, The Second Amendment Foundation and whomever else you deem worthy. Also, be on the look-out for fake Gun Rights Organizations that are either fronts for Gun Control Groups (Usually found saying “reasonable” or “have a conversation” or any iteration of the clichés used by the usual suspects) Also keep an eye on those out-of-the-blue groups that are wildly strident and as for an immediate donation: double and triple check them as they are nothing more than con artists that have no problem crapping on other pro-gun groups.
I’d say we dodged a big one, but in reality we did not. We stood strong, fought harder, overcame them by sheer numbers, activism and noise . And they lost…bad.
Man, Gun Control Activists must madder than an Amish electrician.