What does Squints have to do with the 2nd Amendment? Nothing, it’s just a funny meme that I created and I felt like more of the world needed to see it. Moreover, everyone loves Squints from the Sandlot. The man just couldn’t help himself, what with all the oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling. Also, both liberals and conservatives love that movie and I think you’ll understand why I included such a universally lovable character when you read the article. I’m hoping all will read this article and not just those who are already passionate about 2A. That and Facebook suppresses posts with gun pictures in it, so it was Squints that likely got me on your feed.
Now, I realize that many of you are reading that headline and now feel the urge to say something along the lines of, “Molon Labe, I’ll safeguard my 2A rights with my guns!” Yes, I get you, but let’s be reasonable for a minute. The fact that you are a solo individual with a massive gun supply and more ammunition than you can fire in a lifetime will do nothing to secure your 2A rights. Collectively, gun ownership is indeed a buttress against the movement ban the ownership of private firearms. Individually, it’s not much use. I know many LEO, SWAT, and other federal law enforcement officers, many of whom are ex-military themselves. If you barricade yourself in your house and ask them to Molon Labe, they will indeed Molon Labe you and roll you up like a dirty carpet. Fire and maneuver works and it works even better when numerical superiority is on your side. So I get you, but let’s just ease up on the Molon Labe for the moment.
Rather, I’m talking about what every American can do to help secure their 2A rights during the next 4 years of Biden/Harris administration. If I can borrow a few minutes of your time, I think I can offer some friendly unprecedented mediocre advice that all your family and friends may find valuable. In fact, this advice will be at its best when you share it far and wide. So let’s jump right in.
Understand the Threat and Rally Others to the Cause
Now again, some of you read that headline and think let’s rally the boys into a local militia and get to shooting. No, calm down Yosemite Sam, I like your enthusiasm, but I’m not asking for you to turn the American range hot just yet. If you follow the blog regularly, you know that I’m no fan of Trump and there are many reasons why I’m not afraid of a Biden administration. That being said, the 2nd Amendment is one of the reasons that I am indeed nervous about a Biden administration.
This is where a good threat analysis comes in handy. Those who threaten your gun rights are not those who are already passionate about the 2nd Amendment. All of you are already on the same team in this affair and perhaps that’s why when to two gun loving strangers meet on the street they tend to sniff each other like dogs and instantly make friends. Moreover, passionate gun control enthusiasts like that David Hogg kid are not your primary threat either. He’s not your friend, but there are not enough people in the hardcore repeal 2A crowd to be a threat.
Rather, those who will threaten your gun rights are the moderates with maybe a gun in their house, but no philosophical allegiance to the 2nd Amendment. These people exist in large numbers, they are the firewall, and this is where we must hold the line during the Biden administration. These are the people who own a gun, but think, “yeah, who needs an “assault” weapon.” They don’t see the 2A big picture and it will take delicate persuasion and intellectual honesty to hep them understand what is at stake. Which leads me to my next point.
Choose Your 2A Words Carefully
Listen, if you are the type of person who left Facebook and joined Parler so that you can openly talk about killing the “libtards”, I’m going to ask you to stay on the sidelines of the conversations that will be needed over the next 4 years. You can’t convince the moderate gun owner of the merits of owning an AR-15 while simultaneously threatening to use that AR-15 on an individual’s liberal family and friends. There needs to be less 2A chest bumping within the 2A community and more win the hearts and minds of the moderate gun owner. Look, you can still have your wet dreams of armed revolution in America, but there may be some value to embracing the words of St. Mattis. Namely, be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
You know how the socialist riots and Antifa swung moderate support right back to the Trump campaign this summer which nearly allowed him to win and kept the Senate in the hands of the GOP? That’s the same thing that will happen with the 2nd Amendment if people armed with AR-15s show up at every state capital and start screaming in the face of local law enforcement. I’m sure the guy below is a swell guy, but his picture did more to harm the 2nd Amendment than it did to help it. I’m going to suggest that those of you with a philosophical allegiance to the 2nd Amendment take a more professional approach as we fight to win the hearts and minds of the moderate American gun owner. So be cool man, be cool.
As you know, I do a great of paid writing in my spare time as copywriter and content writer. A good number of my clients are in the 2nd Amendment space and at the end of the day, they are trying to sell a product. So while I write with passion, conviction, and influential copywriting skills, the one thing I never do is write in a belligerent manner that will harm the very foundation of the amendment that makes selling firearm products possible. Now, if you want to know how I make good money, six-figures and better in my spare time you can check out my writing course The Veteran Copywriter Here! I teach everyone how to start from scratch and get started right away.
If, however, you intend to use those extra funds to support your insurrection, then don’t take the course. The words we use over the next 4 years will be more important than ever and remember, you not fighting for the hearts and minds of the David Hoggs of the world. Nor are you fighting for the hearts and minds of the type of people who take over a National Wildlife Refuge and scream into the camera about killing LEO like the man below, who I loving nicknamed General Twinkies McHoHo. You are fighting for the hearts and minds of the average Mom and Dad with a gun in their house and see no personal use for an AR-15. They have to understand that their personal utility is not the heart of the affair and your words matter. We don’t need to impress each other in the 2A community and there comes a point where grandstanding for each other becomes less helpful and more a masturbatory circle jerk of the same thought.
A Few Practical Suggestions to End the Day
Finally, let me leave you all with a few practical suggestions. First of all, go ahead and name the bear who is going to inexplicably charge into your house and steal most of your guns if AR style weapons are outlawed. It’s best to have the story down. Mine is named Clyde and it was the darndest thing as he ran into the house, unlocked the safe, and headed off into the woods never to be seen again. I’m not telling you lie by any means. I’m just saying have a good future premonition of such a scenario.
Next, might I suggest you purchase an 80% lower receiver and a jig. For those that don’t know, an 80% lower is the lower receiver of an AR-15 that is not complete. It requires a jig to mill out the rest of the metal to make it functional. Until that takes place, the 80% lower is not considered a firearm by the ATF. For all practical purposes, it’s just an oddly shaped metal paperweight. But them in bulk, if you can actually find them now, and save them for a rainy 2A day. I should have done an affiliate link for that, so if you sell them and actually have them in stock, hit me up and I’ll link you.
Finally, put the pressure on moderate Democrats in Congress. We already know that it is political suicide for a GOPer to take action against 2A. It’s the moderate Dems in red leaning districts that you have to win over. One of the biggest wins, in my opinion, of this election was the repudiation of socialism and the fact that Democrats are questioning how radical they need to be to win. If you live in a state or a district where a Democrat won by a small margin, put the pressure on them. Again, don’t go yell in their face with an AR strapped to your back. Organize, communicate, and rally your fellow moderate citizens to the cause so that the day never arrives where our more radical brethren feel justified to pull the trigger.
Also, if you live in Georgia whether your are a Democrat or a Republican, if the 2nd Amendment means anything to you, then please vote and keep the GOP in control of the Senate. If aggressive action on gun control is going to come, its going to come in the first 2 years of the Biden administration when one party has the White House, Senate, and House. You can still be super liberal, but let’s just throw that speed bump in place and the 2A will endure this perilous season. United we stand, together we fall. So be cool and be smart with your conversations with the moderate American gun owner. Our guns survived Obama and they can and well survive Biden if we stay cool. Also, go buy my writing course so you can make money, I can make money and we’ll all buy more guns and ammo together!