Over and over again I’ve heard that we, The People of the Gun, must compromise with the gun control advocates to ensure and protect the scraps of firearms freedom still protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. No thanks.
Compromise hasn’t gotten us anything. We’ve gone from carrying what we want, from ordering machine guns and suppressors through the mail (shipped to our homes), to begging the government for a permission slip to carry a pistol outside of our homes. To filling forms and paying fees. To “no-carry” states like Hawaii and New Jersey.
Across the country; gun control advocates have been on a never-ending crusade against on our gun rights. They’ve pushed for magazine bans, long gun bans, features bans, pistol bans, carry bans, etcetera. All they give up when compromising with us: time.
We need to adopt the same game plan. We need to defend our firearms freedom with the same mindset: a never-ending push to further expand gun rights, without delay or compromise.
Many ostensibly on our own side disagree. They see “compromises” as the key to protecting our gun rights. .
Folks like Jim Zumbo in 2007 calling AR-15s “terrorist rifles.” Dick Swan of A.R.M.S donating to Democratic Anti-Gun candidates in Massachusetts back in 2010. The despicable actions taken by Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms selling out smaller FFLs for their own benefit.
And now firearms trainer and veteran Pat MacNamara has publicly stated on a Comedy Central video (click here to watch) and social media that he supports Universal Background Checks and mandatory waiting periods.
Without subtitles naming names, CC reporter Jordan Kipper (who “Solves Guns”) uses MacNamara’s support for UBCs and waiting periods to parade a Fudd of gun guys who support the Second Amendment but….
Wrong answer! Second Amendment absolutism is what wins the battle for gun rights restoration.
In Texas, gun rights advocates pushed for Constitutional Carry. They got permitted Open Carry and a license fee reduction. They’ll keep on pushing for Constitutional Carry until they win. Period.
In Florida, we were told to compromise. As a result, the “Gunshine State” a state with a Republican super majority (with a former NRA President as the NRA Rep), only managed to achieve a .71 ¢ reduction in our annual CCW fees.
Don’t support those who don’t support the absolute right to keep and bear arms. No compromises. No surrender. Because those who compromise our rights put us on the slippery slope to complete civilian disarmament. It’s not a question. It’s only a matter of time.