I'm encouraged to see this in New York. If, outside the city, you can get a reaction like this, can you imagine how Texas, the Southwest, the South,
rural Midwest, Mountain West, and Alaska will react to a Federal attempt to mirror these laws nationally? It's a testament to the power of
alternative media and social networking that we are, at the moment, countering the near 24-7 anti-second amendment propaganda on the MSM. I just came
across a Forbe article talking about who is winning in the propaganda war currently being fought over guns.
NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control
Forbes Insights and Appinions looked at the data for the week prior to the Sandy Hook tragedy and trended the data over the subsequent 5 weeks to
determine the ebb and flow over the gun control debate. We found that the NRA and the pro-gun rights voices are winning the influence battle and will
continue to be strong and more influential if the pro gun control voice remains fragmented.
Those of us who believe in the 2nd Amendment cannot afford to become complacent though. Another mass shooting or high profile crime with a "scary
looking rifle" could easily shift the tide the other way. Also, even though there is a definite difference in left/right, Dem/GOP, and rural/urban
thought about the Second Amendment we should avoid simply lumping 2nd Amendment rights into the normal wedge status between the above groups. Armed
Detroiters are taking their city back one justifiable shooting after another, Democrats in even left leaning states like Minnesota are hesitant to get
on the record as being for Fienslime's bill, and here in my little corner of the South opposition to new gun laws is one of the few things most
everyone I know, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation, agrees upon. Those who believe that the GOP is the only answer should look
into some of the laws Reagan signed when he was governor in California (mainly in response to organizations like the Panthers carrying shotguns and
AKs in public).
I'm not sure if I should be scared or proud that I couldn't find a single box of 9mm FMJ today after looking 5 different places. Where I live at,
there is almost always a spike in the amount of gunshots I hear on a weekend that generally coincides with people getting new guns for Christmas and
the end of deer season. Christmas is over a month past and deer season is out, yet I'm still hearing lots of gunfire. The People have armed
themselves and they are practicing.
I think the hasty passage of the NY gun law, under emergency provisions, with little time to review the text, in the middle of the night, woke a lot
of people up. I hope that new awareness of creeping tyranny doesn't start and end with gun rights. Maybe, they'll start to think "A government that
can't pass much less balance a budget; can't prosecute banksters that blow monstrous bubbles,launder money for terrorists and drug lords,and then
get bailed out at taxpayer expense; or enact economic policies that lead to more jobs for more people is trying to infringe on my natural right to
bear arms. Hopefully, when we win this fight though the courts and legislatures, those that got off their ass and got active here will demand that
changes happen in other areas that need addressing as well.