It was my position earlier that if the NRA would oppose the bump stock ban I will reinstate my membership. It is my position now that if the NRA drops their endorsement for Trump, downgrades his rating, and supports a libertarian I will rejoin.
As long as the Libertarians insist on spending their efforts and resources just getting on the ballot for a presidential candidate, they are wasting that effort.
Until they decide to focus on local candidates and issues, like city councils and state legislatures they will have little to no real effect.
With about the same results as they have accomplished so far - just about zero.
Never have that either . There is a reason Libertarians numbers have never made any serious advancement in 40 years. They are all over the spectrum, Liberal, Communist, Socialist, Conservative, Moderate, Nationalist, Isolationist, Heavy Drugs, Anti Business, Hardcore Capitalists, but in general no cohesive core, just anti war Libertines with little direction. That’s what pushed many like me away from the Libertarian party.
Before the AWB came along, they responded to the 1986 full-auto ban with ‘yeah, whatever, take the compromise on the legislation and we will address the ban in court’. Then they made one attempt in court, shrugged, said they tried, and that it was just machineguns, anyway (ignoring the gun owners that claimed a semi-auto ban would be the next step).
No, you make a good point but had they not compromised we would have lost and would be like Aussieland right now. Which is pretty fu***d but it is what it is. It never shouldve got to that point ,imo. People are more pro-gun now then in the 90s though, just look at gun sales