This is a discussion on The Second Amendment emerges from the election relatively unscathed. within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ExSoldier Democratic victories are no longer synonymous with gun control victories. Well, if it's on the Internet, than it has to be ...
You know, I could quite possibly be the most pessimistic person on this board. Being such, I would just like to say that if gun control was a part of my agenda, and I wanted to make sure my officials (that zealously tote the party line) were to be elected, nowhere would gun control be mentioned during the election. Especially if there is a chance gullible gun owners can be swayed into voting democrat because of their disdain in Bush. Only after we've became the house majority, can we "spring the trap", as it were.
As I said before, mark my words, the next televised school shooting, the democrats will make the 2nd Amendment and gun control their new focus, especially with their new house speaker.
The 2nd Amendment gets away unschathed? Hardly... it's only a matter of time till all of their players are positioned, will they attack.
Goawayfarm - Hey guy, don't sugar coat it, tells us what you REALLY think.
By the way, I agree with you 127%!
Whether things turn out bad or not, we need to plan for the worst. The liberal leadership hasn't changed its collective opinion about the Second Amendment, they have just been laying low.
I predict that during the next two years one of two things will happen: 1) the liberals will lay low so as not to jeapordize the 2008 election and then if they keep congress and take the Presidency, they will be back with a gun control vengence OR 2) they will return to the "sensible gun control" over the two years.
Either way, we CANNOT relax. In the same way we carry a firearm and hope we don't need it, we need to keep vigilent with regard to the Dems and hope we are wrong.
Stay safe out there.
goawayfarm is right. The NRA and several pro-gun folks were deceived this time by wolves in sheeps' clothing. Those democrats who garnered votes, and subsequent victory, by telling those naive enough to believe them that they were pro-2nd Amendment will reveal their true nature as soon as the White House is theirs in 2008.
"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual change; but this change is not [an improvement]. For everything that is given, something is taken."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The anti's are celebrating, so DON'T get complacent!
The Antis are seeing this election as new life for their cause. So everybody should wake up & smell wants being shoveled & it ain't pretty. Call it pessimistic if you want, but no matter want a liberal says to get elected......look at WHO SUPPORTS them! These anti groups will be the first ones in line to collect from those that got elected.
"Republicans got what they deserved, but did we?"
"Guns, Wars, and History: Election Analysis"
"Candidates for Tougher Gun Laws are Winning Dramatically"
"A National Momentum Shift: Supporters of Common Sense Gun Laws Win Races From Coast to Coast"
"Brady Campaign: Wave of Positive Results for Supporters of Sensible Gun Laws Continues in More Victories"
"Pennsylvania, Political Upsets Give Momentum for Push to Toughen Gun Laws"
"Advocates for Assault Weapons Ban Sweep Close Contests In Maryland"
On a personal note....shame on ANYBODY who allows themselves to be deceived by a liberal politician. I know people voted for liberals for what they perceive as failure by the RINOs. However the answer is not going more to the left!
I also realize things don't appear well in Iraq, no war ever does goes well. (I have a daughter & son-in-law over there now, so I do have a clue.) So the country's answer was to punish RINOs, they deserve it, they aren't protecting our borders, they are spending like crazy.......but the answer is NOT electing liberals who WILL BE WORSE.
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
What we need to do is pay attention to the bills. We also need to hold onto our pro-gun Democrats and keep on them. We need to have good communication between them and us. We need to keep them closer than ever before because they make the difference between getting Dem bills passed and having them fail. I am glad that only 5% of bills get passed, but we need to keep an eye on every single bill, especially since the Democrats control the agenda.
What I am keeping my eye out for is their push for universal socialist healthcare and sneak in another anti-gun bill in there while we are distracted.
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I noted all during the election that not only did politicians never mention gun control, neither did the news media. Whenever there was a table in a news article about issues, and where the candidates stand on them, gun control was never a bulleted (sorry) item. The news people were complicit in preventing liberals from having to go on record stating a position about gun control. They could have asked the politicians about it, because they know it's still an active social issue; what I feel they were doing was helping liberals skate and not have to either lie and say they don't want gun control furtherance, or come out and be frank and thus alienate lots of Americans.
All I have to say is...
Fear No Evil.