March 29, 2018
Getting Off Our “Buts”
The “March For Our Lives” was a game changer. Many gun owners still don’t see it, but this battle just changed, and it’s not because of the marches. It’s because of what the marches revealed. Clearly, a bunch of high school kids didn’t put together events all over the country. What was revealed is how the Bloomberg millions have been spent and what we now face.
The gun-ban lobby now has big money — more than we have. They also have a huge organization. They had this plan in place and were just waiting to hit the “GO” button. Celebrities gave hundreds of thousands. That doesn’t happen without the right person calling the right person.
One snapshot tells a lot. A friend was in DC that weekend, and he saw kids going into restaurants, each carryingprotest a five-dollar bill stapled to a 10-dollar bill. Lunch money. Someone had to get all that cash, put together teams to staple the money together, and have teams distribute it.
Here’s the bottom line. The NRA can not handle this fight. Not alone. YOU have to get involved. That means getting and staying informed. Check on gun news weekly, if not daily. Watch our live videos and follow me on Twitter, where I’m @guntalk. I’ll keep you up to date. You have to join and get active in your state gun right groups, even if you think there is no threat where you live. Trust me on this. There are anti-gun bills in your legislature right now. The Bloomberg-funded groups have handed the bills to legislators in every state, and some of those bad bills are being passed into law right now.
“But I have a job and can’t go to the capitol.” “But I don’t have time to stay up on everything that’s going on.” “But won’t the NRA take care of this?”
It’s time to get off our “buts” and get involved. Get committed.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens just called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. So, no one wants to take away our guns, right? They just want to take away all our gun rights — and then our guns.
In 50 years of fighting for gun rights, I have never seen a threat this serious. I’ll do everything I can. But we need for all of us do to everything we can. We can win, but not if we aren’t fighting with our time and our money.
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? ~ Tom
Author, outdoorsman, gun rights activist, and firearms enthusiast for more than five decades, Tom Gresham hosts Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk, the first nationally-syndicated radio show about guns and the shooting sports, and is also the producer and co-host of the Guns & Gear, GunVenture and First Person Defender television series.