A lot of the old 2nd Amendment warriors are continuing to get old, and wearing out. There aren’t the young people to replace them. Young gun owners have no idea just how bad it can get. Most of them don’t have the experience of having lived through the 1990s and early aughts. They were kids. They came into the issue around the time we were flying high. They don’t remember the assault weapons ban. It’s a theoretical threat to a lot of the young people.
I came late to the Gun Blog game as there were already several well-known bloggers doing great work. Now stop and realize that I have been up for 11 years which is considered to be 347 in Methuselah years. I shouldn’t be blogging at all but retired and having another blog dedicate to camelias or how to bake the perfect snickerdoodle cookie.
We have been battling against another Assault Weapons Ban since its sunset 15 years ago. Add to that the 10 years prior it was up and running which were used to change the face of Congress and the Supreme Court. During that time, Concealed Carry was advance from a few states to all 50 and from a handful of carriers to possibly over 20 million if we include Constitutional Carry.
So you are looking at people who have been involved in Gun Rights for over twenty years, advanced the cause as nobody could have expected it and rightfully needs a break but can’t have one because we have no takers (or very few) to carry the torch. Most people do not want to break a sweat and confuse flash with substance and only if the flash is easy. In Florida we have well-intentioned people wasting time in Open Carry Fishing Events when we should have a bus full of people ready to go to Tallahassee and fill the subcommittees’ meetings. Tallahassee is hard, the local fishing dock is easy and you get a cool YouTube video to post.
We are coming closer to a “I don’t give a fuck anymore” level of interest by the old generation. I am willing to bet that eventually it will become about keeping our weapons rather than everybody have their strong Second Amendment Rights. Once again we will be called traitors and Fudds because we did not serve them breakfast in bed with a side of Machine Guns and Silencers. The problem will be that the OGs won’t give a fuck anymore and will let them deal with the whole “it.” And since the refused the advice of those who came before them, they will have to learn from zero, on their own on a steep curve and sweat like assholes.
There is nobody to leave minding the store too or even the range.
PS: Yes, this blog is lucky having J. Kb. How many other Gun Blogs can say the same?