The sad moment you realize you are astroturf.

This has to hurt:
CSGV DonationsThe article from US News & World Report is an eye opener…for the opposition:

In May 2013, six months after the Newtown school shooting that sparked a national conversation on guns – and a month after the Senate failed to pass a major gun bill – Pew found that 25 percent of people who support gun rights had contributed money to a second amendment group, while just 6 percent of people who support gun control had donated on the issue.

And let’s face it. We are against not their astroturfing, but also the Joyce Foundation/’s deep pockets and The Media that gives them ton of free advertising so it is not just a question of cash flow but hard votes:

Those who prioritize gun rights were also more likely not to vote for a candidate who has different gun views – 41 percent of gun rights supporters said they wouldn’t – while fewer gun control supporters, or 31 percent, said a lawmaker’s policy would change the way they voted.

Michael Bane has said more than a couple of times that we will always vote Second Amendment while the opposition will vote for the theme du jour. A true test for any politician is how they respect the Constitution as they cannot say they are for xyz amendments but not for w amendment without committing political suicide for us.

So keep contributing plus phone, fax and email your reps and Senators. And vote 2A always.

9 Replies to “The sad moment you realize you are astroturf.”

  1. To the anti’s who spout that they will defeat pro-gun candidates in the polls, I always cite the 1996 and 1998 elections, when the majority of those who voted for the 1994 AWB were voted out of office. The other side talks a big game, but we vote it.




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  2. Awesome post. Fact is, we’ve been steadily winning the gun control war for 20 years. When I got my first CCW in MA 20 years ago, maybe half the states had concealed carry. Now they ALL do (at least in SOME flavor).

    Of course, the fascists never give up, so now they’ve traded in their frontal assault on the 2nd Amendment and turned their rage against our practical legal ability to defend ourselves. It’s as if they are saying, sure, you can keep your guns, but don’t you dare ever use them to protect yourself or your family, or we’ll “Zimmerman” you.

    Watch now as they attack Stand Your Ground, presumptions of reasonableness, try to shift the burden of persuasion on self-defense from the State to the defendant (as backwards Ohio still does, the last hold-out).

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense




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  3. “If you want to actually understand why gun control failed, let’s try a simple exercise. Raise your hand if you had a strong opinion about the background check bill that was in front of Congress.

    Keep your hand raised if you know how your own Senator voted on it. Otherwise put your hand down.

    Keep your hand raised if you actually live in a state that might plausibly elect a Republican to congress.

    Okay, now keep your hand raised if that bill was in the top one or two issues that you’ll be voting on in 2014 or 2016. By which I mean, if your Senator votes the wrong way on that bill, you will vote for anyone who opposes them. Anyone–even someone with the wrong opinions on gay marriage, social security reform, transportation subsidies, the Keystone XL pipeline, carbon taxes, marginal tax rates on people who make more than $250k per annum, the deficit, and student loan repayment programs.

    Now look around. Aside from those three guys in the back from Handgun Control Inc., do you know who still has their hand raised? NRA members.”

    -Megan McArdle




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  4. My guiding light on elections is:
    “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a responsible, trustworthy, and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. — Suzanna Gratia Hupp ”

    You can call me a one-issue voter if you want to, but the sentiment above is the truth and ALL of the issues that fall out from a Pol’s button-pushing finger are reflected in the above……




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