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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A (slightly) different perspective

Trying something a little different here, and presenting guest blogger Nancy Loring, from the Gun Values Board. She has a bit more faith in both McCain and the NRA than I do, but there's no doubt of her commitment to the issue of gun rights. I appreciate her offer to lend her perspective to Armed and Safe.

Taking things to the next level


1. Campaigning to keep Obama out of the White House.
"The National Rifle Association, long feared by Democrats as the most powerful lobby group in US politics, announced that it will spend $40 million during the campaign, $15 million to specifically persuade gun owners to vote against the Democratic Party candidate."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/2235847/Barack-Obama-National-Rifle-Association-campaigns-to-keep-him-out-of-White-House.html

2. Winning lawsuits in Chicago, San Francisco and New York which shouldn't be too hard after the Supreme Court decision on DC vs. Heller

3. Gaining popular support – much more effort should be given to educate people on the street that what we are fighting for is the really reasonable expectation to be able to carry weapon for self defense and not turning their streets into battlefield. A lot was done in this issue but there is still a lot to be done.

4. Regardless of who wins the elections (let's hope it would be McCain but let's prepare for Obama's victory as well) we need a strong NRA-ILA. All financial and other support counts. Working together we can change the realities that we are here to change.

Written by Nancy Loring from the Gun Values Board Blog
http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/blogs/
As Nancy indicates, Heller in no way ends the fight against the scourge of forcible citizen disarmament. It opens up some new avenues of attack for our side to exploit, but also opens up new vulnerabilities. The "collective rights" myth may be dead, but the other side is newly motivated to find creative new "reasonable restrictions" to impose on the right that shall not be infringed.

2 comments:

USCitizen said...

I am very encouraged by the NRA's recognition and support of Gunblogger as evidenced by this article and by the recognition we received at the NRA Convention in Louisville and at the Gunblogger Rendezvous in Reno.

The NRA is smartly using it's Internet-based friends as force multipliers, to good effect.

I agree, the battle is not over. Let's be prepared to re-double the effort.

Your friend,

USCitizen

Gregg said...

Sadly, I don't believe that McCain will appoint better Justices to the Supreme Court than Obama will. Heck not all of the minority in Heller were Democratic appointees.