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Guns Across America Rallies Support For 2nd Amendment

If one were to believe gun control advocates, one would come to the conclusion that those of us who are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment are nothing but a lot of gun-crazy, law-breaking, and unruly citizens who believe the government is out to take our guns. To hear them tell it, all they want to do is reinstate the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines (high-capacity is considered to be anything over 10 rounds). We have nothing to fear, or so they say. The assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans are nothing more than common sense measures that will help reduce gun violence, or so we are told. Never mind that the bans would have done absolutely nothing to prevent the two latest mass shootings.

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I wrote recently about how President Obama accused advocates of the 2nd Amendment of “ginning up fear” among the population. It’s very close to how he and his friends in the liberal media attacked the Tea Party, after it emerged as a force in the debate over health care reform. They accused the Tea Party of inciting violence, even though nothing could have been further from the truth. Even before that, President Obama accused many of us of “clinging to our guns and our religion”. One could easily get the idea that our President cares very little for those of us who consider ourselves to be conservative.

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One of President main talking points going into this debate has been to attack the NRA. They are one of the organizations he has accused of ginning up fear. It is something he is fond of doing to any group or organization who dares oppose him or his agendas. He is very good at demonizing his opponents, something to which Mitt Romney can well attest. I would suggest that his attacks on the NRA may not be so well received.

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(Hot Air) These attacks have been in a repeating pattern which is too consistent to be coincidence and was probably predictable. The NRA is described as a “fringe” organization. Polls are cited which intend to make their positions seem extreme. Of course, the phrasing of many of the poll questions leaves little to the imagination. If you ask people if they are “in favor of ex-felons being able to stroll into gun shows and buy hundreds of military style assault weapons with no background check” you’ll get some pretty spectacular results. However, Gallup stuck with something a little more basic.

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What is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association, also known as the NRA? Favorable – Unfavorable.

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When you phrase it like that the picture becomes a bit clearer. This ties back into the previous point about how opponents are choosing to attack the organization. The other common accusation making the rounds on Scarborough’s show and others is that “the NRA doesn’t represent American gun owners. They work for gun manufacturers who make millions of dollars selling these weapons.” It’s a fairly clever bit of marketing, since it ties in that whole resentment of the 1% thing with yet another wedge to drive between the members and the organization. Fortunately – at least for now – it doesn’t seem to be sinking in.

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As he is prone to do, President Obama has worked to get support for his agenda of gun control. He has to know he has little to no chance of any kind of gun control law being passed in this Congress, so he is fully expected to go outside of Washington, straight to the American people. Rest assured, he will be in full campaign mode and if we are to believe what the media tells us, he already has the support of a majority of Americans. I would contend he has no such thing.

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You may be familiar with the 2nd Amendment rallies that took place on Saturday, all across America. Organized by Guns Across America, the rallies were meant to show just how strongly the American people support the rights granted to us by God and affirmed by the 2nd Amendment. From the accounts I have read, the rallies were a success, with thousands of 2nd Amendment supporters showing up at different locations in at least 47 states. It should be duly noted that the rallies were all peaceful, with no reports of violence or other problems.

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(The Blaze) Texas resident William Lawson drove more than four hours to attend the rally with his family.  Once there, they held a sign reading “Modern Musket” over the image of an assault rifle and the words, “An American Tradition since 1776.”

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“I’m not some wild-eyed person who wants to fight in the streets,” Lawson said. “This is a country of laws. But I want to protect our Constitution.”

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Authorities reported no problems at early rallies, which remained peaceful Saturday afternoon.

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Here are a few pictures of some of the events from around the country. The people who attended these rallies look like a lot of ordinary Americans to me. They could be my neighbors, or yours. All they want is the rights that are due them. There is nothing wrong with that.

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  • Rallies are fun but they don’t accomplish anything. The only thing that matters at this point is successfully lobbying moderate Republicans in the House and Senate Democrats from red states. We’re in a good spot here. A handful of Senate Democrats have already come out against Obama’s proposals and moderate House Republicans have either kept their mouth shut or oppose the President. Obama imagines he’s going to be able to pull an end around the NRA but the public so far is unswayed by Obama’s propaganda. NRA approval is up, Obama approval is down. We’re going to win this one.

    • Rallies may not accomplish a lot, but they will let the rest of the country know that gun owners are not going to sit idly by and allow their 2nd Amendment rights be squandered away. They also serve to let the rest of the country know that we are not a bunch of crazy people, just waiting to shoot up the countryside. We are just law abiding citizens who are concerned about our country and we are not necessarily prone to violence.

      I think you are right, that we are going to win this one. The President and his friends in the liberal media have tried their best to demonize us and the NRA, but the polls show they are failing, at least for the moment. We shall see, I suppose.

      • The media portrayed the Tea Party as a bunch of wild eyed racist lunatics and that image is what most people have of the movement. The media is going to portray NRA gun rally goers as a bunch of wild eyed survivalist militia crazies bordering on the dangerously revolutionary. They’ll portray you guys like racist confederates clinging to guns and the Bible. While I think we’ll win the debate it won’t be through rallies because the media controls the narrative of such public events.

  • Our Affirmative Action President may not have show much brilliance at Columiba or Harvard, but he graduated cum laude from the Alinsky University of Chicago. Obama has become the preeminent practioner of the Alinsky Rules for Radicals. Reason and logic don’t work well against an Alinsky attack. The best defense angianst an Alinsky attack is an Alinsky countter attack. Most conservatives are unwilling to stoop that low.

    • That is true, as many of us would like to stay away from getting completely down in the dirt with Obama and his ilk. Having said that, maybe that’s what I feel a very strong urge to dig in my heels and refuse to go along with his progressive and liberal agenda. Just because he won the election doesn’t mean I have to like it. Neither does it mean I have to go along for the ride for the next four years.

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  • The will is not there for a Federal ban… it will come at the state level… and in the Blue States. I believe we will see an increasing divide between Red and Blue states now… many guns illegal in one state but legal in another, etc…

    It will hasten our fall. You watch.

    • You may very well be correct. If that is the case, we may also see population shifts with many people who believe in the 2nd Amendment moving away from their Blue state to a state that is sufficiently Red.