Gun owners have long been the subject of political scrutiny. Any time that anything bad happens that involves a firearm, there is an outcry to ban them all or at least to severely restrict them. Gun owners, having gotten tired of being blamed for the actions of ill-intentioned or careless people, have started fighting back, and instead of just allowing restrictive and implacable gun control laws to be passed, they have started making their voices heard.
There are a ton of landmark court decisions that have happened in the past few months that are possibly a signal that the prejudice against gun owners is changing.
On top of that businesses are also starting to show how supporting gun owners and the right of self-protection is a better decision when it comes to gun politics. Businesses are starting to offer discounts to citizens that have carry permits, in a way thanking those customers for helping to protect them and their other customers, and it’s paying off for them.
Even chief law enforcement officers are promoting the idea that armed citizens are their own best defense.
Gun manufacturers are abandoning states that implement onerous gun control legislation in droves.
Gun control organizations like Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA-GSA) are hemorrhaging members and money like they are incompetent drug dealers. The two organizations merged into the group “Everytown for Gun Safety”, and membership is still anemic even though it is free to join. The NRA, which has membership dues, still has at least 10 times as many members, if not more. While gun control groups are consolidating to bolster their membership, pro gun rights organizations such as the Second Amendment Foundation, Nations Shooting Sports Foundation, and Gun Owners of America continue to grow.
Politicians who advocate for gun control are treated like lepers by their own political party and are told to “stay away” from the candidates they would hope to support, because it would be detrimental to the candidate’s chances of winning at the ballot box.
An ad that was created by Everytown for Gun Safety, comically backfired to the point where even on morning show “The View” they advocated for gun rights. Instead of demonstrating how gun control would be beneficial, as they originally intended, it displayed why owning a firearm for self-defense is the better choice. Even gun control advocates tout the advantages of gun ownership, albeit unintentionally.
(I would have posted the “fixed” version of the ad where it shows what would have happened if the woman in the ad had been armed, but “Everytown” claimed copyright infringement and it was taken down.)
Anti-gun politicians are getting into legal trouble for their activities, highlighting their hypocrisy.
It’s hard to argue with the trend. It would seem that gun owner’s voices are being heard, not just by politicians, but by businesses as well. Let’s hope the trend continues.