Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Don't Fall For Trap

 Andrea Widburg at the American Partisan today entitled Do not fall for a plot to entrap Second Amendment supporters.

A flyer has been circulating on the internet urging people to attend an "armed march on Capitol Hill and all state capitols [sic]" on January 17. It's framed in terms of standing up for liberty. DO NOT ATTEND. There is a 99.99999% certainty that this is a trap intended to give Democrats an excuse to destroy the Second Amendment and, quite possibly, to cordon off from society all Republicans and conservatives.
She is right that the flyer looks fishy. Of course, I don't believe in rallies any more. They consist of a bunch of people standing and chanting that are far too easily ignored by the people who can actually make a difference. The last rally I think I attended was back in 2005 or 2006. Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea attended and spoke from the back of a pickup truck. We were across the Potomac from the Capitol near the grounds of National Airport. It didn't make any difference. It never does. 

If you want to help the cause, Become a member of your state organization such as Virginia Citizen Defense League, or if your in North Carolina Grass Roots North Carolina. Then sign up to become a part of the team that goes into the legislature and talks to members about legislation. Also, make your voice heard by sending email to your legislators encourgaing to vote in favor of your organization's bills. Large numbers of constituents urging support for a bill has much more effect than attending a rally. But, back to the article:
If you want to exercise your Second Amendment rights, do it the way you have always done it: keep your weapon in a safe place where you can get to it if you need it to defend yourself from imminent harm or if you are engaging in a gun-safe activity (e.g., a firing range or hunting); follow all gun safety rules; and refrain from being stupid — and it would be exceedingly stupid to step into an obvious trap baited by Democrats, the Deep State, Antifa, or some other organization that wants to end the Second Amendment in America.

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