With the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry, President Trump is paying close attention to every poll released by the media to monitor his public support.
Which means he will inevitably see some of the recent phony polls claiming that Americans support gun control… at a time when he is eager to keep his approval rating up.
We need to cut through the media’s fake polls and make sure he hears DIRECTLY from the American people themselves.
We’re going to flood the White House’s inboxes with letters signed by American voters like you, warning President Trump that the surest way for him to lose in 2020 is to betray 2A supporters by passing Red Flag Gun Grabs or Universal Background Checks.
If President Trump is concerned about the damage Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry is causing him, then he better keep his hands off of the Second Amendment…
In 2016, he only won the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin by fewer than 80,000 votes.
Many of those voters are single-issue voters who prize the Second Amendment above all else. They understand that our 2A rights are the teeth of the Constitution.
If President Trump signs Red Flag Gun Grabs or Universal Background Checks into law, those voters may see ZERO DIFFERENCE between a candidate Biden or candidate Trump in 2020.
Finally, if the President is eager to see polls, then we’ll show him a poll of our own taken of over 17,000 gun owners across America that reveals between 92-98% would NOT vote to re-elect a legislator who votes for Red Flag Gun Laws or Universal Background Checks.
Are you looking for a handy list of companies that support gun control? Well, today, 145 companies made it easier for you, clearly revealing their disregard for the Second Amendment and the principles of liberty and freedom.
First reported by the New York Times, the CEOs of 145 companies sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urgently calling for “background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.” Citing recent events and their “responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans,” they argue for so-called “common-sense” gun legislation.
The letter was signed by CEOs of large companies such as Bain Capital, Bloomberg, Brookfield Property Group, GAP, and Levi Strauss. Also signing were large advertising and media firms, such as Conde Nast, Group Nine Media, Havas, Interpublic, Omnicom, and Publicis, no surprise given the messaging on guns that we so often see. Also note the services and social media companies, such as Airbnb, DoorDash, Eventbrite, Lyft, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, Uber, and Yelp.
Below, we’ve provided a searchable, alphabetical list of the companies and executives who signed the letter. Incidentally, when you read breathless headlines on other news media about “145 of the biggest companies in America” supporting gun control, note that only 45 of them have more than 500 employees. 100 of them have fewer than 500 employees, and you’ll probably need to google them to figure out what they do.
Whether it’s due to virtue-signaling, free marketing to a portion of the country, or simply misguided beliefs, perhaps it’s worth a hard look at where you’re spending your time and money these days. Let them know how you feel.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We've been right about this all along. We saw this coming and knew it was inevitable. We spoke about it, wrote about and we talked about it to anyone who would listen.
They said we were crazy, whacko gun nuts and insisted that “no one is coming for your guns.” They called us paranoid and claimed we were fearmongering to raise money and scare Americans into believing they were coming door to door to confiscate our firearms. They called us liars.
It turns out we were right.
The Great American Gun Grab as I'm calling it here is well underway.
Fueled by a radical, leftist, dominant media and pushing an incredibly and increasingly anti-gun narrative, rights-hating politicians are openely campaigning on a socialist platform. They are also receiving unlimited coverage and shoving an alarmingly unAmerican plan for America right down our throats. There seems to be no end in sight to the relentlessly negative coverage, and while it's never been this bad before, it's going to get worse.
Foreigners and many Americans alike are falling for this intentional and hysterical media portrayal of a nation awash in blood. An apocalyptic tale of 320 million citizens in such danger of being shot that we can't go to a movie theatre, school, restaurant, concert, festival, shopping or walk down the street without fear of being murdered in cold blood according to dopey leftist and rabid gun-hater, Alyssa Milano, for example.
The problem? That's complete and total fabricated bullshit.
Millions of us go to movie theatres, schools, restaurants, concerts, festivals, shopping or out for a walk, every day in America, safely, without being shot to death. Millions upon millions upon millions of us. Statistics that prove me right be damned. None of it matters. The fact that you stand a better chance of being mowed down by a speeding ice cream truck driven by a cross-dressing clown on his way to a cross-dressing clown ice cream truck driver convention doesn't matter. The fact that thousands of Americans have used a gun in the last couple of days to save a life doesn't matter. None of it fits their narrative.
How mighty is this avalanche, this unrelenting bombardment of negative coverage and what eventual effect may it have on our freedoms and our right to bear arms?
Consider this: Decade after decade goes by that Democrat politicians run cities in decay all across the nation. Decay powered by overlapping generations of failed policies that lead to hopelessness, despair, poverty, gang violence, drugs, and yes, “violence with guns.” The numbers are staggering in Chicago alone and year after year, those very citizens who suffer under the dismal conditions of Democrat policies in those cities in decay, continue to vote for more of the same.
Why? Because of what they see, hear and read, day in and day out, that reinforces what they’ve been told by politicians, slanted local and mainstream media, all driving the same narrative, that paints a picture in contrast to reality. They've bought a bill of goods. Mired in the misery created by the people they've placed in power for decades, they blame the other guy. They've swallowed the proverbial “Kool-Aide,” the metaphorical reference to the bombardment of coverage that tells them it's the other guy's fault. To those of us on the outside of the inner-city blight, we shake our heads in disbelief. Meanwhile, the damage is done as generation after generation goes by. The sad fact is that we will not live long enough to see, for example, Chicago “fixed.” Or Detroit, or Baltimore, etc. Yes, the damage is done.
Does the same fate await our right to bear arms? Can enough people drink the Kool-Aide that their efforts succeed?
You're not going to like this answer but yes, it very well could. The relentless pounding in the media, the onslaught of hatred from the Socialists (formerly known as Democrats), is a blueprint years in the making that aims to end civilian gun ownership in this country. The attack is well underway and shows no signs of relenting, in fact, just the opposite.
Right now, the other side is trying to finish us off. Think of the German soldier in Saving Private Ryan gently plunging the knife through the heart of one of our guys, slowly but surely silencing his enemy. They believe they have us down and that we will comply.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- H.R. 8 is sold as a “background check bill” to keep guns away from bad people, but we know from 50 years experience that less than 1% of the bad people who fail the background checks are prosecuted.
Make no mistake, this is ONLY about setting up a process which can be later used for registration of guns and gun owners.
What is needed are not more background check laws, but enforcement of existing laws. If bad guys are illegally trying to purchase a firearm, they need to be punished. The lawmakerspushing H.R. 8 do not want to do that. They are not serious about stopping bad people from getting guns, they only care about gutting the Second Amendment.
Items not mentioned by most critics of H.R. 8 are:
1- There is no exception for Curio & Relic FFL holders as being exempt-only transfers to dealers, manufacturers and importers, and specifically defined close family members. This will end the ability of C&R FFL collectors to get items shipped direct, or purchase C&R handguns out of state, or ship direct to another C&R FFL holder. There are NO exceptions for C&R collectible guns, most of which are 50-120 years old.
2- The requirement for buyer and seller to be in front of an FFL dealer while they do the background check is a potential Trojan Horse to END ALL GUN SHOWS. If BATF writes the implementing rules to require them to be done at the FFL's “place of business” it will end any transfers at a gun show, except from a dealer's inventory to a person passing a check at the show. No “private sales” can be completed unless the ATF rules are written to allow a dealer to do that at a show. This threat to the existence of gun shows must not be underestimated. Remember, gun shows are the meeting place and rallying point for gun rights activists. Ending gun shows “would be a feature, not a bug” if they can write the rules cleverly.
3- H.R.8 allows charging a fee for a dealer to handle a transfer- but amount is unlimited. Transfer fees typically run $20-100 but mostly around $30-40 per gun. Although charged by the dealer, it is a de facto “2nd Amendment poll tax.” FIX; Mandate that all police stations be required to process background checks at no cost. Police stations are all over, gun shops may be many miles away.
4- H.R.8 specifically prohibits establishment of a national gun registry. But, it establishes the de facto process to gather the data which will reside in the dealer's bound books forever. When a dealer goes out of business, their records are sent to ATF. Scanning and OCR technology can convert all dealer records they have, or care to photocopy during dealer inspections, into digital databases in short order. That may not occur right away, but only a fool thinks the gun grabbers will not push for a national gun registry as the next step when their plans fail to stop criminals and crazy people. A one line amendment in a “must pass” appropriations bill could repeal the prohibition on a gun registry.
5- The bill has a known built-in loophole that can only be closed by mandating universal gun registration. A loophole the anti-gunners will demand be fixed as soon as the bill becomes law. As proposed, there is no way for the government to enforce the law, as there is no way to know whether or not a person who purchased a gun from a private individual actually had a background check performed. When confronted by law enforcement, an individual could tell which dealer performed the check and hope that that dealer properly kept records. But a person who violated the law could simply refuse to answer any questions, and other than searching every paper record of every dealer in the country, there is no way law enforcement could determine whether or not the check was performed. The only way to prevent this is to mandate universal gun registration. The anti-gunners would love to implement such a requirement today, but they know it is not politically viable. They are choosing instead to get half today and the rest tomorrow.
6- Many dealers will not handle private transfers–Walmart ended all gun sales in New Mexico because they did not want strangers bringing guns into their stores, and the potential hassles or risks for failed checks. If no one is available to handle transfers, no guns can be transferred.
Things have taken a turn for the worse since we asked you to email the White House…
…NOW, SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE UNITING BEHIND LINDSEY GRAHAM’S BILL THAT WOULD EFFECTIVELY *END* YOUR 2A RIGHTS.
This Red Flag Gun Confiscation bill, based on a prototype drafted by the anti-gun Giffords Organization, would send SWAT teams to your door to steal your guns with NO REAL DUE PROCESS WHATSOEVER.
This is our promise to you — we will fight until the very last vote is cast to destroy this atrocious bill, but we’re going to need voters like you to help turn up the heat on the Senate GOP.
But early reports are that the anti-gun Left is generating THOUSANDS of phone calls into the offices of weak-kneed Republican Senators.
We need your help countering the Left’s efforts and turning up the heat on Republican Senators. They need to know that America does NOT want these dangerous gun control proposals that will be considered any day now in the Senate!
Gun Owners of America has already vowed to support a primary challenger to Lindsey Graham because he is introducing this bill. And we will take note of any and all Republicans who join him in shredding the Second Amendment.
I cannot overstate how dangerous this legislation would be.
This bill would create a federal “bribe pot” to encourage states to pass Red Flag Gun Confiscation bills. This means SWAT teams would be empowered to show up at innocent Americans’ doorsteps, demanding they fork over their guns, all because they’ve been named a suspected danger to our society.
This is exactly what happened to an African-American gentleman living in Maryland. After a family argument, an angry relative got revenge against Gary Willis by using the state Red Flag Gun Confiscation law to send police to his door. The authorities showed up at 5:17 a.m. and shot him to death.
Giving government agents the power to confiscate firearms, while throwing due process out the window, is the path to tyranny our Founding Fathers warned us about. And the cowardice of a few politicians who care more about the media’s opinions than what is right and true will get us there.
And to add insult to injury, Lindsey Graham is downright lying to the American people when he says that this bill would recognize due process.
If that were the case, his bill could not fund ANY state program currently on the books or any program being considered by any state legislature. Because not one state with red flag gun grabs currently includes due process prior to seizing a gun owners’ firearms!
Point blank: we need to end this bill now before it ends the Second Amendment.