I’m not voting for President this November. I can’t abide any of the candidates, starting with the obvious, Hillary Clinton. Despite Ms. Clinton’s claim that she isn’t coming for our guns, she’s coming for our guns. The “smoking gun” proving her anti-gun agenda? A recording where the candidate tells a crowd the Supreme Court was “wrong on the Second Amendment.” But it’s no secret where Hillary stands on the Second Amendment: with her boot on its neck. Moving on to Donald Trump . . .
Trump infuriated me, backing the elimination of gun rights for Americans on the secret, unaccountable “no-fly” Terrorist Watch List. There’s no excuse for his stance, or his previous support for an “assault weapon” ban. Trump’s support for the NRA-modded “No Fly, No Buy” proposal indicates what we all know anyway: a President Trump would have no core convictions on gun rights (or, you might say, anything else). He’d gladly deal away our firearms freedom. Or, at the least, fail to vigorously defend it.
The third-party options are a joke. Libertarian Gary Johnson chose former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld as his running mate. Weld is anything but pro-gun, even to the point of making some Hillary-level comments about legislation involving our rights. Green Party? Jill Stein is an environmental fascist who supports tighter gun regulations, including an “assault weapons” ban.
I cannot, in good conscience, vote for any of these people. I understand the lesser of two evils argument for Trump. I understand the importance of the upcoming appointments of Supreme Court Justices, and the fact that Trump’s list of potential nominees were all genuine conservatives…a list he then removed and said they were just “ideas.”
The way I see it, gun owners can vote for a candidate they know will degrade and/or destroy their rights or write someone in. Well, that isn’t good enough for me. Every time a new gun law passes, the Constitution is violated. In states where Democrats hold sway, the People of the Gun don’t have a voice in the matter. And no matter who wins the presidential election, this egregious violation of rights will not end. And it will continue to spread.
We are left, then, only with civil disobedience. And when that happens, my conscience will be clean. What about yours?