The truth about guns is that the fight to defend the right to purchase own, carry and use them never ends. That’s because America a dedicated, well-financed industry of lobbyists, advocates, and zealots whose job it is to limit and — they hope, one day — eliminate the right to keep and bear arms in these United States.
Fortunately, most of the country still disagrees with that stance.
It’s almost as if the more things change, the more they stay the same. Twelve years ago today, TTAG’s first post was about the push to roll back gun control in Virginia. Now, in 2022, after a change in control of the Old Dominion’s governor’s office — there’s no longer someone sitting in the big chair who used to use shoe polish as makeup — and the General Assembly, Virginians are, once again, struggling to roll back gun control laws that limit their Second Amendment rights.
It’s like déjà vu all over again.
Fortunately, aside from the never-ending sturm und drang of the politics involved, guns are also practical, useful, provocative, handy, interesting, compelling, and just plain fun. So we also get to shoot and write about the guns themselves along with the things you do with them from time to time, too.
In the end, the only way an online publication gets to be twelve years old is by being blessed with not only good writers, but also with dedicated, engaged readers. The Truth About Guns has always been fortunate to have plenty of both. So as we celebrate a dozen years (over 45,000 posts and 2.3 million comments) we’d just like to say thank you for your continued patronage. We couldn’t do it without you. Literally.