Reclaiming Responsible Gun Ownership From Anti-Second Amendment Extremists

Reclaiming Responsible Gun Ownership From Anti-Second Amendment Extremists

Take Action Time to Act United States – -( AmmoLand.com )- Some anti-Second Amendment extremists have tried to play gun owners off against each other – a form of divide-and-conquer strategy. The Brady Campaign has notoriously used this approach over the years, saying it has no beef with “ responsible gun owners ,” just the “radical gun nuts” and the “gun lobby” who are endangering public safety. The thing is… Second Amendment supporters – including loyal Ammoland readers – believe in responsible gun ownership. The basic rules of firearms safety are just the beginning. The fact of the matter is that Second Amendment supporters need to reclaim the mantle of “responsible gun ownership” from the Brady bunch. Because responsible gun ownership isn’t just about following the rules of firearms safety. While following those are a good start, the responsibilities that come with exercising our Second Amendment rights extend far beyond just avoiding accidents. The real goal, as Tom Gresham noted a few years back, is about positively affecting the perception of gun ownership. Hunters have, ironically, done some of the best work at maintaining a positive perception despite their small numbers – to the point that anti-Second Amendment extremists often are going out of their way to say they aren’t coming for hunting rifles. Contrast that to the way they target those who use firearms for self-defense. How did hunters avoid the opprobrium of anti-Second Amendment extremists? Glen Wunderlich noted some of the ways they have done so. One […]

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