This is what Memorial Day is about. Not gatherings, BBQ and beer. Not the living Veterans. It’s about those service members that didn’t return home alive. It’s about the ultimate sacrifice that was willingly made by those determined that we, and others, would be free. Take a moment to give thanks for those brave men and women. If you know a Gold Star Family, reach out to them today. Thank them.
The gathering of Patriots in Nashville Sunday, were here to celebrate Freedom & Liberty and yo get Governor Bill Lee’s attention and focus to Open Up Tennessee!
We were not at home playing Keyboard Commando, or calling the Authorities and snitching on their friends and Neighbors, but rather joined in prayerful and repentant agreement to God Almighty, to forgive us our trespasses, to provide wisdom, guidance, and healing, and to restore that which has been lost or stolen, to heal our Land in ways that honor Him!
We are also defending our Unalienable Rights and Liberties, those given by God Almighty.
We are per our Declaration of Independence, which states in part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. Accordingly, all experience hath shewn, that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”
Many Americans are getting WOKE UP. Some are speaking out against the Government overreach and acts of Tyranny. #walkaway
May God Almighty bless and prosper these efforts. May he call upon the lost, that they too, might repent and turn from their wicked ways, and know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord.
Thank you, Laura Baigert, and the Tennessee Star for ANOTHER well written News account of Liberty in action!
#FreeTN Rally Draws Attendees from Across Tennessee and Speakers on the Subject of Freedom – Tennessee Star
It began with an idea…..that a “perfect race” could be created. That they would live in a utopia. A place where everyone believed the same, was healthy and looked the same.
The plan began by eliminating the “disposable.” The old, the disabled, those with “different” beliefs or that “looked” different than the “standard” that was wanted. Those that were considered “mentally unstable” or with “aberrant” sexual preferences.
People were forced to stay in their homes. Forced to wear patches on their outer clothing when they ventured out to work or to the grocery that identified them as “different.” Neighbors were instructed to spy on them and report them if they left their homes. They did so. Papers were required to be able to go to and from places of business. Liberties that were previously taken for granted were stripped away….and no-one protested. IF everyone protested at THAT point, perhaps the Holocaust would have been stopped, we will never know….but people remained silent.
Quickly the forced “Home Confinement” escalated to rounding those ordered confined up and using force to remove them from their homes and places of business, leaving everything and everyone behind. Men, women, and children. No one was safe. They were placed on railroad cars and removed. All because they were NOT what the government deemed as “desired.”
I could NEVER understand how approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million elderly, disabled, homosexual, and those of “non-preferred” religions were killed without protest. How did everyone people go from friends to enemies? How did they rationalize that deliberately turning their “friends” and neighbors over to the Nazis was the right thing to do? These were not strangers. These were people that they had socialized with. Attended weddings and funerals with. Worked with and watched their children play together. How did they develop the mindset that it was the RIGHT thing to do? That it was OK? That these people didn’t deserve the same freedoms that they enjoyed? That they were less than human and in fact, didn’t deserve to live?
Those questions and the question of WHY people allowed their liberties to be stripped from them have haunted me since I first started learning about the Holocaust in school in the early 1970s.
Then, in 1998 a Constitution was re-written. It was written to now include, free government-provided health care, college, and “social justice”. Things that appealed to those who wanted “free” and punishment for those that didn’t agree with THEIR points of view and positions. Then, in 2004 the Supreme Court was “stacked.” 12 new Justices were appointed to “support” the new President’s views. Then, in 2006 private properties were seized, media outlets, grocery stores, and banks were ALL nationalized. Prices were set on groceries by the government, rules regarding how much money you could withdraw were made and oil and gas prices were established. Not only prices were fixed, but mandates stating WHAT you could purchase, how much and how often were also created. Soon, there were long lines for food and medicine that became exorbitantly expensive as supplies rapidly declined. People who tried to protest were rounded up and imprisoned for speaking against the government. Now, people dig in trash hoping to find food to feed their families. This Country went from being the 10th richest in the world to being amongst the poorest. Welcome to Venezuela in 2020.
I am watching the BLATANT violation of our Constitutional Rights occur daily…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I watch Officers of the Law openly violate their oaths of office by ticketing those who dare assemble to worship.
I watch them enforcing curfews on law-abiding citizens who have done NOTHING….other than stay healthy…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I see you remain silent. Safe in your homes ignoring our liberties being stripped away as you sit, eat popcorn watching NetFlix and typing on Facebook. I see what you write on Facebook. Condemning those who venture out, daring to jeopardize YOUR health. I see your comments applauding a Governors’ decision to stop Sunday worship and make it illegal to attend services. Even when worshipers are sitting securely in their cars in parking lots. Clearly practicing “social distancing” and remaining apart from others.
Yet, I see YOU venturing out to Home Depot, Target and Walmart. Not wearing a mask and hoarding toilet paper. Apparently, YOUR liberties are more important than your previous friends and neighbors. I see your posts applauding the government’s decision to enforce home confinement and announce phone numbers in which to report violators.
I see the posts on Facebook of people being required to carry “papers” which then “allow” them to travel to and from work. I see copies of a letter left on a windshield notifying people that they have been “reported” for violating house confinement….and I see YOU remain silent except to applaud.
I watch you as you not only remain silent while all this happens, but I watch you follow blindly like sheep what is being mandated. You are being an active participant in HELPING our Liberties be destroyed. Where was your outrage when the Democrats voiced determination to “stack” the Supreme Court IF they win the election in November?
Are you so FEARFUL that you are willing to become a prisoner? Do you not realize you already have ALLOWED yourself to become one? DO you NOT see the parallels? DO you NOT see that the EXACT same tactics we are seeing used for our “protection” have been used by other governments that were tyrannical with horrendous outcomes? I’m NOT saying we’re headed into a Holocaust. However, I AM saying we are seeing the EXACT same loss of liberties. House confinement. Controlled movement. Gatherings, EVEN FOR WORSHIP, eliminated. After all, where people congregate discussion occurs and dissent organizes.
There is NO reason folks can’t go out wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing and carry on with their lives. There is a
difference between common sense and tyranny. We have crossed that line.
FIND YOUR VOICE. FIND YOUR COURAGE. FIND YOUR STRENGTH. USE THEM ALL before it’s too late. READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS. Once Liberties are gone…THEY ARE GONE. NOW is the time to PEACEFULLY Protest. Contact our Representatives. ALL of them. ALL our State Representatives. ALL our National Representatives. It’s past the point of simply contacting YOUR specific Representatives. There are plenty of programs out there that will mass send an email for you to ALL of them. It’s time to start fighting to ensure our liberties are preserved. Before it’s too late.
In a word NO! IF anything, it’s in even MORE danger.
Why do I say that? COMPLACENCY and DISTRACTION.
While we are ALL being, rightly so, concerned about our health and being prepared for whatever comes, there is PLENTY of behind the scenes discussion and negotiations going on about HOW to further dismantle the 2A.
How do I know this? I will use Nacy Pelosi and her attempt to ram a 1400 page Bill through Congress last month as an example. The Bill that “supposedly” was written in two days? Yeah right. 1400 pages in TWO days. Filled with pork, supporting the “New Green Deal”, forcing Companies to restructure to include mandatory percentages of women on their boards, etc. There is NO way this bill was conceived with the detail great it contained and written out in two days. That BIll is a solid example of the “behind the scenes” work that goes on while no one is looking.
Let’s look at the states and a few counties/municipalities that have mandated gun stores CLOSE during the pandemic. A few of the orders have been reversed after courts ruled against them. Many still stand and are currently being challenged in court.
3/24 MI Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.
3/25 VA Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.
3/25 CA (Newsom left gun stores OFF the list of essential businesses. Stating that it is up to the individual counties. Of course, being CA a large percentage voted to close them. Numerous lawsuits have already been filed in counties).
3/25 D.C. Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.
DE (Reversed its decision to close gun stores on 3/25)
3/29 AK Gun stores are not on the list of essential businesses.
Thankfully we have a President in the White House that understands not only the 2A as the law of the land but the vital IMPORTANCE of enforcing that right. ESPECIALLY during times of uncertainty such as during the pandemic. On March 30 President Trump declared not only Gun Stores as ESSENTIAL Businesses but shooting ranges and weapon manufacturers as well. This opens the door to the challenges that are in the courts being successful. As the orders to CLOSE the Gun Stores and Ranges violate the President’s Order.
The TN legislative session is scheduled to resume in June. WE CAN NOT STOP letting our state legislatures know where WE THE PEOPLE stand on the 2A. Use this time to email ALL your Representatives. Both on the state and national levels. Let them know where you stand. They may not be in session, or in their offices, but they ARE reading the emails that they receive. STAY engaged. Not only with National Legislation regarding the COVID-19 issues but the 2A as well. Trust me, Bloomberg’s groups are STILL working. (Although I would LOVE to know how many of the 2.5 million firearms purchased last month were made by FORMER Moms Demand Action and EVerytown Members). In fact, if you know any members of those groups, now if probably a good time to have conversations with them about the importance of the 2A. As more uncertainty arises, they may be more receptive to actually LISTEN. It’s worth a try.
Be safe everyone. Stay healthy, WASH YOUR HANDS and as always. Be aware. God Bless and pray for our Nation and her people.
In Part 2 of the series, I introduced you to Section 101 if H.R. 5717. In Part 3, I resume with Section 102.
SEC. 102. STATE FIREARMS LICENSING.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
IN GENERAL.—In this part—(1) the term ‘covered license’ means a—
(A) firearms license; or
(B) firearms dealer license; (2) the term ‘extreme risk protection order’—
(A) means a written order, issued by a State court or signed by a magistrate that, for a period not to exceed a time frame established by the State—(i) prohibits the individual named in the order from having under the custody or control of the individual, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition; and (ii) requires that any firearm or ammunition under the custody or control of the individual be removed; and
(B) does not include a domestic violence protection order, as defined in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code; Interesting that a FEDERAL ERPO is NOT the same ERPO that a State issues. Does that mean the Federal ERPO means whatever it WANTS it to mean?
(3) the term ‘prohibited individual’ means an individual who is categorically ineligible to receive a covered license;
(4) the term ‘suitable’ means that an individual does not create a risk to public safety; and
(5) the term ‘thorough background check’ means a Federal and State background check, which may include a fingerprint-based background check. (b) PROHIBITED INDIVIDUALS.—For purposes of this part, a State—(1) shall establish standards for categorizing an individual as a prohibited individual for purposes of receiving a covered license; and (2) in establishing standards with respect to a covered license under paragraph (1), shall take into consideration whether limitations may be warranted based on—
(A) criminal history; B) whether an individual has been—(i) deemed a danger to himself or herself or other individuals by a court or authorized administrative body; or (ii) committed to a hospital or institution as a danger to himself or herself or other individuals; (C) age; (D) legal residency; (E) military dishonorable discharges; (F) whether an individual is subject to a permanent or temporary protection order or has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence;
(G) outstanding arrest warrants; For unpaid parking tickets as an example?
(H) status as a fugitive;
(I) renunciation of United States citizenship; and
(J) other factors relevant to the suitability of a license holder. Like what? What other factors could be added here at the whim of a politician?
‘SEC. 3052. GRANTS AND CONDITIONS.
(a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.—The Assistant Attorney General may make grants to States to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements.
‘‘(b) DURATION OF GRANTS.—A grant under subsection (a) shall be for a period of 3 fiscal years.
‘‘(c) USE OF FUNDS FOR FIREARMS AND FIREARMS DEALER LICENSING.
‘‘(1) ACTIVITIES.—Amounts received under a grant under subsection (a) shall be used for the implementation or maintenance of firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements, which shall incorporate and implement the elements described in paragraph (2).
(A) an individual shall have a firearms license—(i) at the time of the purchase, rental, or lease of a firearm or purchase of ammunition; and (ii) during the entire period of ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; There is that MUST HAVE A FIREARMS LICENSE to purchase ammunition again.
(B)(i) an individual who (including the owner or operator of a business that) sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, during a calendar year shall obtain a firearms dealer license; and (ii) the State shall establish the minimum number of firearms for purposes of clause (i), which may not be higher than 10 per calendar year; If you want to sell JUST ammunition (say you reload) you MUST have an FFL License AND you may have additional criteria you must meet. For example, they may include that inorder the have an FFL you MUST meet a minimum number of firearms for sale.
(C) the chief of police or the board or officer having control of the police department of a local government, or a designee within the same department, shall function as the licensing authority;
(D) for an application for issuance or renewal of a firearms license, the licensing authority shall—(i) conduct a thorough background check, which may include—(I) conducting an interview with the applicant; (II) requiring the submission of letters of reference stating that the applicant is of sound mind and character; and (III) any other requirements the State determines relevant; and (ii) make a determination of suitability; Once again, there is a “and any other requirement” thrown in there again.
(E) a first-time firearms license applicant shall complete safety training;
(F) for an application for issuance or renewal of a firearms dealer license, the licensing authority shall conduct an investigation into the criminal history of the applicant, which may include—(i) an interview with the applicant;(ii) a thorough background check; and (iii) any other requirements the State determines relevant; There is that “and any other requirement” thrown in there again. It seems to be a favorite add on.
(G) the State shall establish appropriate application processes for covered licenses consistent with Federal, State, and local law;
(H) the State shall establish standards and processes by which licensing authorities can revoke, suspend, or deny the issuance or renewal of a covered license;
(I) the State shall ensure that a revocation, suspension, or denial cannot be based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
(J) the State shall establish judicial review processes by which any applicant for or holder of a covered license may, within a reasonable time period, petition to obtain judicial review of a revocation, suspension, or denial of the issuance or renewal of a covered license;
(K) the State shall establish—(i) standards and a process under which a family member of an individual who the family member fears is a danger to himself, herself, or others may petition for an extreme risk protection order; and ‘‘(ii) standards for the termination or extension of an order described in clause (i); In other words, states will be FORCED to adopt ERPO’s folks!!! What happened to State Sovereignty?
(L) the State shall establish processes under which—(i) an individual whose covered license is revoked or suspended, or whose application for issuance or renewal of a covered license is denied, shall surrender or transfer all firearms and ammunition that are or would have been covered by the license; and (ii) an individual who is subject to an extreme risk protection order or a domestic protection order, as defined in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code, shall surrender or transfer all firearms and ammunition in the possession of the individual;
(M) the State shall establish requirements with which a firearms dealer licensee must comply, which—(i) shall include requirements relating to—(I) the location at which the licensee conducts firearm or ammunition transactions; (II) the manner in which the licensee records firearm or ammunition transactions; (III) background checks for employees of the licensee; and (IV) any other matter that the State determines appropriate; and (ii) may include requirements that a licensee—(I) maintain a permanent place of business—(aa) that is not a residence; and (bb) at which the licensee conducts all firearms or ammunition transactions; (II) submit to mandatory record and inventory inspections by a licensing authority; (III) maintain a sales record book at the permanent place of business described in subclause (I) in accordance with standards established by the State; (IV) conduct a pre-employment background check on each potential employee to determine the suitability of any potential employee who may have direct and unmonitored contact with a firearm or ammunition; and (V) take any other action that the State determines appropriate; As if not having to have an FFL to sell your reloads or a box of ammo to a family member isn’t onerous enough, you may actually be required to have a PLACE OF BUSINESS in which to do so.
(N) the State shall promulgate rules and regulations to ensure the prompt collection, exchange, dissemination, and distribution of information pertaining to the issuance, renewal, expiration, suspension, or revocation of a covered license;
(O) the State shall establish standards that are consistent with Federal and State law—(i) governing the transfer of a firearm or ammunition; and (ii) for identifying a prohibited individual, in accordance with section 3051(b);
(P) the State shall promulgate rules and regulations that require a dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to verify the validity of a firearms license before the sale, rental, or lease of any firearm or the sale of any ammunition;
(Q) a dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition shall report all sales, rentals, and leases of firearms, and sales of ammunition, to State authorities;
(R) a dealer of firearms or ammunition shall notify the licensing authority when presented with an invalid or expired firearms license;
(S) any firearms licensee whose firearm or ammunition is lost or stolen shall report the loss or theft to the licensing authority and State authorities within a reasonable time frame and in a manner established by the State;
(T) an individual holding a firearms license or firearms dealer license shall renew the license on a time frame established by the State;
(U) an individual may not use the firearms license of the individual to purchase a firearm or ammunition for—(i) the unlawful use of the firearm or ammunition by another individual; or (ii) the resale or other transfer of the firearm or ammunition to an unlicensed individual; and
(V)(i) it shall be unlawful to store or keep a firearm in any place unless the firearm is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render the firearm inoperable by any individual other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user; and (ii) for purposes of clause (i), a firearm shall not be considered to be stored or kept if carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user.
(3) SEPARATE AMMUNITION DEALER LICENSE
PERMITTED.—A State that requires a license for dealing ammunition that is separate from a license for dealing firearms shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements under paragraph (2) relating to a firearms dealer license, as that license relates to the dealing of ammunition, if the State imposes the same requirements for an ammunition dealer license as are mandated under paragraph (2) for a firearms dealer license, as that license relates to the dealing of ammunition. In spite of the double talk, this does NOT mean you aren’t required to have an FFL. What this means is a state can impose an ADDITIONAL licensing requirement to be able to sell ammo. So, in theory, you WILL be required to have an FFL AND an additional Ammunition dealer license if your state wishes to do so.
(d) APPLICATION.—To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), a State shall submit to the Assistant Attorney General an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Assistant Attorney General may require, including a description of how the State will use the grant to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements that include the elements described in subsection (c)(2).
(e) ANNUAL REPORT.—Each State receiving a grant under this section shall submit to the Assistant Attorney General, for each fiscal year during which the State expends amounts received under the grant, a report, at such time and in such manner as the Assistant Attorney General may reasonably require, that contains
(1) a summary of the activities carried out using amounts made available under the grant;
(2) an assessment of whether the activities are achieving the elements described in subsection (c)(2); and
(3) such other information as the Assistant Attorney General may require.
(f) LIMITATIONS ON THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.—Not more than 2 percent of the amount made available to carry out this section in any fiscal year may be used by the Assistant Attorney General for salaries and administrative expenses.
(g) REALLOCATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—A recipient of a grant under subsection (a) shall return to the Assistant Attorney General any amounts received under the grant that are not expended for a purpose described in this section.
(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out part OO.
This is pure and simple a Bill that ensures that the inalienable rights to keep and bear arms become so onerous and cost-prohibitive that the 2A is abolished. I can’t say it with any more honesty or clarity than that.
Private citizens will NOT be able to afford the fees and the fight. The costs of maintaining a program will bankrupt the states. This is ONLY Section 1 folks!
On 1/30/2020 Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (This clearly 2A hating Congressman as been in office since 2007), introduced a 128 page Bill that forces a NATIONAL Firearms License, Extreme Risk Order and MORE to be rolled into one big Constitutional violation of a Law.
What I read in the first 15 minutes infuriated me. THIS MUST BE STOPPED.
I will be writing about this throughout the day. Currently, I’m simply trying to figure out HOW. To break this down could EASILY encompass 10 articles. Way too much reading for you all. However, I haven’t come across a single part of it I agree with, so it ALL needs to be covered.
I will be posting a SERIES. I will break the Bill down along its Sections. Some articles will contain more than one Section. There may be a Section or two broken down into more than one article. It depends on the content and the amount of cross-referencing that needs to be included for clarity and referencing existing laws (which is done more than usual in this Bill).
I have included the link to the Bill below. I encourage you to download it onto your computer to read.
Watch for the articles!!!!
First, folks need to READ the Act in its entirety. It’s BIG. Yes, it DOES help get resources on the ground. It ALSO infringes on privacy and several other issues with businesses. I wanted to get this out QUICKLY so you could read it. I will be commenting more fully on it later today.
There are SO many Pro “Gun Groups/Organizations” out there. The most well known is the National Rifle Association (NRA). Then there is, The National Assoc. Of Gun Rights (NAGR), United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), Gun Owners of America ( GOA), Tennesse Firearms Association (TFA), National Shooting Sports Association (NSSF) and a myriad of others both National Local and State.
I personally am a member of 4/5 listed above. Some I am a Lifetime member of, Some at Benefactors levels. Some very active in, some not.
Whether or not to join a Gin Group and which one is a personal decision. Some are worth joining just for the benefits offered. ALL politically active to some degree and supporting them helps the cause of protecting the 2A. ALL of them give us the opportunity to become active in the gun world. Whether on a political level or simply socializing with like-minded folks. Some offer training courses an opportunities that are WELL worth taking and pursuing. Others offer the opportunity to grow in the firearms world and become an instructor.
It all depends on what you want your money to accomplish and how YOU want to be active. DO you want to support a politically active organization? One politically active specifically in YOUR state? One that is active in your state AND on the national level? One specific to YOUR favorite gun sport? Do YOU want to become politically active or simply join a social group?
I can’t recommend a specific group because they ALL offer different things. Hence my membership in a variety of groups. One, for advanced training and Instructor courses. Two because they are National. Another because it’s strictly MY state. Do I like EVERYTHING about ANY of them? NO. They ALL have quirks and things they either do or DON’T do that bother me. However, ultimately, they ALL support the 2A. They ALL do good things for the movement.
Do your research before you join ANY of them. Find the ones that match your viewpoints the best. You are NOT going to find a “perfect” fit, so don’t look for one. Talk to the folks at your gun range or store. See what organizations they belong to and ask them why.
The following are links to a few of the organizations. There are MANY more out there!
Busy, productive day. Had 1:1meetings with Representatives Hill, Van Nuss and Speaker Sexton. A few more were scheduled but due to Committee meetings, had to be cancelled. The conversations that I took part in were ALL positive. While we ALL agree the “Constitutional Carry” Bill is NOT in reality Constitutional Carry, it is FAR better than what has been in place. I told each of them that I needed clarification on a few issues before I could support the Bill. The BIGGEST being the action regarding Ammo. Is or is NOT ammo being out of sight in your locked vehicle or truck adequate when you are NOT in you vehicle?
I also would like the Parks and Greenways addressed. Ideally, I’d like it REMOVED. At the very least I would like to see a definition of “Greenway.”
Finally, I would like to see the 18-21 age restriction removed. Do I anticipate THAT happening this time around? No. At least my displeasure with that has been voiced.
There are those that are not willing to settle for less than a TRUE Constitutional Carry. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not either. That being said. Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face. This IS a huge improvement. This DOESN’T mean we quit. It means we keep speaking up over the next 4 weeks and see what this Bill evolves into. It will NOT be the same Bill that will be heard today at 4:30.
We may NOT be “experts” about gun law legislation. We may NOT be “experts” on lobbying and speaking to OUR public officials. However, we ARE smart. We have HEART. We have PASSION. We have NUMBERS.
We are smart enough to be able to either DO research ourself or have a trusted member of our TEAM do it and share it with us. We are smart enough to READ the results of research and make our OWN minds up.
We do NOT “defer” to “experts”. We are ALL experts about WHY we support the 2A and can identify the things in a Bill that would make it worthless or worth fighting for. We don’t need to understand the “nuances” of a Bill to know if it deserves our support or not.
The big organizations are fine to listen to for additional information if your “sitting on the fence.” However, every single “big” organization has their OWN agenda. So NEVER “defer” your opinion to the “experts”. DON’T “defer” your opinion to mine! Your opinion will be a result of your research, your personal experiences are, and what you learn.
Do NOT allow yourself to become discouraged by the large gun groups that talk down to you because you are ”grassroots” and don’t know what you’re doing. After all, they have been doing this for 100 years and know what to do. Inferring that you DON’T and SHOULDN’T get in the way. They clearly have forgotten that it’s the ROOTS that keep the tree alive and steady. Without the strong roots, the tree falls over.