Prioritizing the fight.
So I think we mostly agree that the Bump Stock ban is way out of line. And there are discussions here about GOA and such bringing law suits against it. I get it. It’s a piece of plastic and that’s it. And a classic example of government over reach. But is this the hill to die on? How many of us actually rely on a bump stock or consider it a critical part for defending our families? (For the record I just joined the GOA. Unclear why I hadn’t previously)
There are bigger fish to fry.
We’ve been watching the left get bolder and bolder about coming after our guns. And in a few weeks they’re in a position to do something about it. I’d like to remind everyone about the Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA.) who back in May made a call for a ban on all assault weapons. He defines these as including semi-auto pistols and hunting rifles. Pistols!!! That thing I wear every day on my belt. The thing I do rely on to protect myself and my family. He want’s $15 billion to buy them back from “Law abiding citizens.” Which indicates full well he knows the “Non law abiding element won’t be selling anything. I don’t know how many law abiding types might actually consider giving up their weapons but I fear there are some. He stupidly threatened non compliance with prosecution up to and including nukes. Stupid twitter comment to be sure but he said it in response to a tweet that said Swalwell is calling for war and saying “…you’re outta your f***ing mind if you think I’ll give up my rights…”
Then POS Swallwell responds… “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes…”
Now all of us know it won’t come to nukes. But how close will it come? Would the military actually come against the citizenry? I doubt it. But what about the FBI and ATF? Waco is becoming history and perhaps the lessons lost.
We may only be weeks away for a flood of legislation to hit us in a lot harder ways than bump stocks. It seems the NRA and even Trump are failing us to some extent. Trump in my opinion has done well overall. Far better that what could have been (shutter in me bones) but the last few weeks are curious. Bump Stocks, backing down on the wall and I’m not sure how I feel yet about pulling out of Syria.
Law suits for sure. Vote for sure. But i think it’s time to take it to the streets. Not sure how that gets done. NRA won’t. Is that something the GOA could or would endorse or organize?
And where the hell is my CCW reciprocity bill? That needs resurrection as well.