I read Miguel’s post on why he might need a vacation.
Allow me to make something clear.
I’m not just a gun blogger and recreational shooter, my income, my living, my career is in guns. I’m not some weak tea supporter of gun rights.
In my heart of ideological hearts I read “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” as just that.
According to Merriam Webster, infringed means “to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another.”
The way I see it, I have the right to go into a gun store and buy an M4 with a giggle switch and under slung M203, pay cash and walk out the door with it. The only compromise should be on what condiment the person who says I should not be allowed to do that can eat my ass with.
But that isn’t the world we live in. We live in a world where the NFA, NICS, Gun Control Act of 1968, and FOPA exist.
So there have already been compromises. I don’t like them but unless there is a civil war or Constitutional Convention, the likelihood of us getting our rights back by stomping our feet and saying “no more compromises” is zero.
Fuck if Trump didn’t get elected on the chant “build the wall” and when DACA came up, he fucking waffled. Do you expect better from the swamp rats like Ryan and Graham?
Of course not.
So in the game of politics, I am willing to sacrifice a pawn for a queen. I’ll trade bump fire for the right to carry on 5th Avenue in NYC with my Alabama permit. I’d happily trade some piece of plastic shit that causes AR’s to jam for the right to build a 12 inch 300 BLK with a can on it with only a 4473 at point of sale.
I want to beat them at their own game. It seems most “pro gun” Republicans take a stand before an election then grab their ankles afterwards.
If you can get results with no compromises, more power to you. Show me results. If you can’t, what trades are you willing to make for a big win.
Also, if you have issues with one of my posts, leave it in the comments. I read them. Don’t torment Miguel on my behalf.