We Fight Two Fights: Second Amendment Rights are Lost without Political Action

We Fight Two Fights: Second Amendment Rights are Lost without Political Action

I am endlessly amused when I hear a gun owner tell me, “I am not political,” or, “I stay out of politics.” In a perfect world, our liberties would be secure enough that we could ignore politics at our convenience. However, we don’t live in a perfect world and there are political forces hell-bent on taking your constitutional rights away from you. If you believe in maintaining the tools and skills to defend yourself from evil, then congratulations on preparing for that fight, should it come to you. However, you need to be an active combatant in a second fight: the fight to maintain your liberty. There is only one firearms-related venue in which I hold my tongue on politics, and that is when teaching people how to shoot. I don’t want to turn off new shooters and I applaud them for arming themselves and seeking training regardless of how they vote or what they think. Beyond that, however, I am quite blunt: If you believe in being armed so that you can defend yourself and your loved ones from violence then you should also be engaged in fighting those who would strip you of that right. Who is out to take your rights from you? Well, one particular American political party has infringement of the Second Amendment written right into their party platform. I will leave it at that. If you believe in constitutional liberty, that particular party is your adversary. Let us not mince words. If you […]

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