Don't vote? ~ YOU SHOULD VOTE!

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    Don't vote? ~ YOU SHOULD VOTE!

    If you don't vote like a gun owner, YOU SHOULD! (Title edited)

    NOTE: Some adult content.

    This article originally appeared in the August 2000 issue of “The Blue Press”, the catalog of Dillon Precision Products, Inc. (www.dillonprecision.com)

    Editor's Note: While we're certain that the sentiments expressed in this editorial don't apply to regular Blue Press readers, we're pretty confident that most of you know gun owners to whom these sentiments DO apply -- if so, please pass this article on. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author, although ours are similar.

    By Peter CarolineZ

    According to most estimates, there are between 75 and 80 million adult gun owners in the United States. That's more people than voted in the last presidential election. So why is it, when there are so many gun owners, that we are not the DOMINANT voting bloc in this country? Because most of that 75-80 million are stupid, lazy, hypocritical barfbags. Well, I'd like to say something to that group.

    Sure, you drive around in a pickup truck with a gunrack and some hairy-chested bumper stickers, and you talk big at the gun shop or the Legion Hall. But will you shell out 35 bucks and join the NRA? Oh, you don't agree with the NRA's stance on this or that, or the NRA is too soft on something or too unyielding on something else? Or maybe long ago the NRA didn't send you your free cap or bullet key ring on time. Well, you know what? That's a dumb cop-out and you're an *******. Whether you like it or not, the NRA is the only...I repeat ONLY, effective representation you have in the cesspool of Washington politics. Even the NRA's worst enemies -- YOUR worst enemies if you have the capacity to think about it -- agree that it's one of the most powerful lobbying forces on Capitol Hill. That means no one else fights your battles for you better, and if you don't understand that simple fact, you're too dumb to exist!

    OK, you don't give a damn about the NRA but you still want to keep your guns. So why, in the name of all that is holy, do you vote for "gun-ban" candidates? Oh, you don't? So who does? Maybe it's all those other people who were voting while you were sucking a brewski and watching the game on TV. Or maybe you're a good union guy, and the union votes Democrat.

    Some years ago, Mario Cuomo, a dedicated anti-gunner who happened to be governor of New York, described gun owners in a most uncomplimentary fashion. But the most damning thing he said about gun owners is that they don't vote, and therefore should not be considered as a factor in any election. How about that? Mario Cuomo is a liberal Democrat and, as such, is wrong about most everything, but he's absolutely right about you. And I can prove it. If you non-voting gun owners in New York State did get off your asses and vote like gun owners, obscenities like Mario Cuomo couldn't even be elected as dog catcher. The same goes for Charles Schumer; he wasn't bad enough as a congressman from Brooklyn; you dumb schmucks had to let him become a senator! What's next...Hillary?

    Then there's my old home state of Massachusetts. Over one million Massachusetts gun owners must be really proud to claim Teddy Kennedy as their senator. And John Kerry, the Kennedy clone, is no better. The entire Massachusetts congressional delegation, both gay and straight, is anti-gun. And you Bay State gun owners are the dildoes that put them in office! Because you sat on your fat asses, you've got Chapter 180 -- aptly named because it turns your gun rights around 180 degrees -- and you've got an attorney general who wants to be governor and thinks every handgun is a faulty consumer product. Once again, Massachusetts gun owners, where were you on Election Day?

    Look at every state with asinine, repressive gun laws and a preponderance of anti-gun politicians -- California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland...to cite several horrible examples -- and you will find enough gun owners to form an unbeatable voting bloc, IF they would get their thumbs out of their butts and vote, for a change. Jeez, what a concept!

    We all know the excuses: I'm too busy, my vote doesn't count, they're all crooks and it doesn't make any difference, I gave $5 to Quail Unlimited so I don't need to vote, yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, here's the bottom line...your vote does not count if you don't use it. If you don't vote, then effectively you are on the same side as Rosie (I'm-not-a-hypocrite) O'Donnell, Sarah Brady, Bill and Hillary, Al Gore, Teddy Kennedy, Charles Schumer and every other low-life bottom feeder who knows what's best for you. If you don't vote like a gun owner, you are a butt-boy for the anti-gunners, and you bend over forward to please them.

    Think about it. 75-80 million gun owners in this country; only 3.6 million NRA members, and who knows how many active pro-gun-voting gun owners. You can argue all you want about your inalienable rights. Rights are like body parts; they only work if you exercise them. And yours are looking pretty flaccid right now. If you don't vote in the next election, your enemies will elect a president who will be able to name three or four new Supreme Court justices. Which means that by the 2004 election, you will have no guns. And shortly after that, you will have no vote and no rights. And you know what? If you let that happen, it will be exactly what you deserve!
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    A little dated, perhaps, but well stated all the same.

    I don't nessisarily donate tons of money to NRA and other gun-friendly organizations. I have a real hard time letting go of my hard earned cash.

    All the same, I do vote. I encourage others to vote. I write letters, send email, and call my representitives enough than most of them know who I am (even if they don't like me).

    Each of us is an individual, different people are going to do different things in the interest of securing our rights. Fine. I don't care what you do, as long as you VOTE. If you don't put some effort into restoring our rights, and keeping what rights we have left, they'll all be gone.
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    If you exercise your right to vote, you have the right to criticize your government. If you don't, you don't.

    It's as simple as that.


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    My only wish is that my vote counted for more!! There is always this feeling of swimming upstream and being just a wee little fish - but vote we must.

    We have a 30th District vote here next week and I am having a problem over my choice, except that in the end it will be the 2A attitude that wins the day - but in other respects neither candidate actually impresses me too much.
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    Post The Pennsylvania Prez

    Ya'all KNOW what I absolutely hate ....in Pennsylvania the President is always already elected before our votes are even counted.

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    There was a story in the "Dillon Blue Press" a couple of presidential election's back... the title..."If you don't vote like a gun owner you are a *******" good to the point, and a little strong but then that is what we all need to be during election time.
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    It's, sadly, a true story.

    Many people have a primary issue that they focus their vote on, mine is the Second Amendment and gun control. I do this because it's the primary way I can protect my family and myself when "they" fail to keep the bad guys locked up away from me. I know several gun owners/hunters that vote for gun control candidates because "it won't happen here". Sad thing.
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    I always vote, no matter what. It's my Right as an American but to tell you the truth, it's starting to become a "right" for any dick that crosses the border and that pisses me off to no end.

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    I vote , every time.
    I wonder if McCain will let me next time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    My only wish is that my vote counted for more!! There is always this feeling of swimming upstream and being just a wee little fish - but vote we must.
    Voting is not enough. Then it's just a numbers game; are there more shooters than anti-shooters and the undecides get divided equally? To make your vote count more, get involved in your local political organization to help bring the undecideds to our side (although you may need to bring them over based on other issues). You can bet the antis are busy doing that (I sometimes think that that is the whole point of the gun control issue; to sway undecided votes).

    I'm tempted to say "Run to your local Republican Hq.!", but we all know there are too many RINOs out there and there are a few pro-gun Democrats. In a case like that, you might want to work for the Democrat (although that would cause a shift in the leadership, and they could be directly pressured by the national party). I'd love to see an aggressively pro-gun Democrat run against John McCain.

    Get involved beyond just voting. Even if it's only stuffing envelopes (I absolutely hate kicking in doors or ringing the interruption bell during dinner)
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    The really said thing is how many hunter / gun owners are there out there that will vote for the candidate because of their political affiliation rather than their political stance on issues of importance.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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