By Rachel Malone
Did you hear about the man who, it’s reported, was shot and killed when he refused to give up his guns? That incident happened right here in the United States earlier this week.
It’s a result of a new “red flag” gun confiscation law. And it represents the kind of danger we face when we lose fights in state legislatures and the gun-grabbers pass bad bills.
A lot of us have “Come And Take It” stickers and “Don’t Tread On Me” flags. We wear the shirts and hats — but do you ever think about what it means? Do you ever think about what it actually looks like when the government comes for your guns?
It may not be the mass gun confiscation you’ve imagined. It might be a gradual erosion of rights — starting with red flag laws and a few scattered gun confiscations. Exactly what we’re seeing right now.
Voting for pro-gun candidates is a great start to preserving our freedoms, but the chance to speak at the ballot box is over for this cycle.
So I’m challenging you — yes, you sitting there with your Gadsden Flag bumper stickers and “Shall Not Be Infringed” hats, posting tacticool memes on social media and sporting that swell Grunt Style t-shirt while you practice your “MERICA” yell in the mirror . . .
Here’s my challenge: show up at your state capitol this spring. Speak out. Participate in the hearing process if your legislature allows it. (Pro tip: go for business casual, not the Grunt Style — as cool as they are.)
And right now, ask for a meeting with your state legislators (and keep asking until they say yes). Talk to them about guns and what you believe. Make sure they know you’re watching.
Gun control will be on the agenda in many states this spring. Legislators will consider “red flag” gun confiscation in even more states. These bills will pass if nobody stops them. And that’s a path to more law enforcement showing up at more doors to take more guns.
You don’t want that. What are you going to do about it?
Will you show up at your state capitol to defend your right to keep and bear arms? Will you commit to being a voice calling for liberty while there’s still time?
Or will you wait until the laws have passed, your rights have been trampled, your freedoms infringed, the cops are at the door asking for your guns . . . . and all that’s left is a decision between a “Come And Take It” defense that puts your very life at stake — or a white flag of surrender that complies with the law while violating your liberty?
Don’t wait for that.
Show up now.
Rachel Malone is Texas Director for Gun Owners of America, the no-compromise grassroots gun lobby. She invites you to CLICK HERE to receive alerts so you know when to show up for gun rights.