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Where the humor stops

The musket and cannon debate is admittedly prone to silliness, but opinions such as Biden’s suggest a horribly shallow knowledge of history and no willingness to learn the facts, either among the public or the media. of the establishment. They allow gun prohibitionists, including the President, to get away with it without challenge.

This is where local Second Amendment activists come in. This column encouraged readers to write letters to the editor, or to be bold enough to write an op-ed for the local newspaper. We are heading towards the end of fall and soon it will be winter. Sure, the hunting seasons are underway, but set aside some time for gun rights research and get down to writing.

There is ample material to draw on for such a project. The National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation are great sources, and one can go to a search engine and just search for information on “Gun Control” or “Gun Rights” and start researching. to study.

This is not for laughs. You are trying to educate people who have not made a decision and the most important thing is to explain how rights are different from privileges. When Joe Biden, or another anti-shooter says, “No one needs 100 rounds to hunt deer,” remind them that the Second Amendment is not about hunting, it is about banning the government from killing deer. ‘infringe on your rights.

Keep your writing concise and on topic; short sentences, correct spelling and punctuation. Include your name, address and phone number. Don’t plagiarize someone else’s work. If you are quoting someone else, put them in quotes and indicate the attribution.

Offer yourself as a source to local journalists. Be someone they will want to contact for the “other side” of any gun story. Build your credibility by telling the truth, providing honest assessments of situations, understanding firearms, and being able to explain the differences between military weapons and modern sporting rifles.

One year from this month, America will hold its midterm elections. If you want things to change, you’re going to have to vote and get everyone you know to vote. In 1994, frustrated citizens changed the face of Congress by expelling more than 50 anti-gun politicians who voted for the Brady Act in 1993 and the Clinton Crime Bill with its 10-year ban on so-called “guns”. assault ”and the original ability magazines. Bill Clinton was effectively neutered for the remainder of his term.

Now is the time to do it again. If you entertain, even for a heartbeat, any idea that the party now in power does not want to turn your Second Amendment into a heavily regulated privilege, you are terribly naive.

The appointment of David Chipman earlier this year as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was not a signal; it was an open declaration of war on American gun owners. Here we are five months later. Questions?

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