I often (too often, in my view) hear comments from gun owners who seem to have fallen for the idea that the war for our rights is basically over and that “our side” has won. I’m sure many of you have heard similar views expressed by friends, acquaintances or just some guy at a gun store or gun show.
For people like me, who have spent decades battling for our rights, the one thing we have learned is that gun-control crowd won’t just give up and go home. They simply regroup, reassess their strategy and work to find new and innovative ways to accomplish their long-term goals.
Having realized that straightforward firearms bans have become extremely difficult to achieve, they now hope to make gun ownership ever more expensive and administratively difficult. A perfect example is what occurred last month in Wayne County, Michigan.
According to ABC affiliate WXYZ News-7, “Wayne County Commissioner Reggie Davis, who represents the 6th district, is announcing a new proposed bill that would limit the sale of ammunition and increase checks for people buying ammunition in Wayne County.”
Davis, a Democrat, said the bill — nicknamed the “Bullet Bill” — would require a mental health background check on those who purchase ammunition and would limit the amount of ammunition that could be purchased at any one time. Perhaps most disturbing, Davis’ bill would require that ammunition be purchased from a law enforcement agency!
According to WXYZ-7, Davis said, “We must unload the guns. I do not want any more families to go through what my family and too many families have to endure on the killing fields of Wayne County.” Davis’ brother was shot and killed in Detroit.
It should come as no surprise that if the bill passes, “additional county taxes would be imposed on the purchase of ammo with revenue from it going to cover administrative costs, assist victims of gun violence and help with education programs,” per Commissioner Davis.
Elsewhere, Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh published a piece for Fortune Magazine, outlining his company’s official plans to team up with virulently anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg to fund new efforts at promoting gun-control legislation with other American business leaders.
Perhaps most interesting, Mr. Bergh announced, “We have established the Safer Tomorrow Fund, which will direct more than $1 million in philanthropic grants from Levi Strauss & Co. over the next four years to fuel the work of nonprofits and youth activists who are working to end gun violence in America.” You can read the complete article here.
In Florida, “community organizers” like NextGen America have been flooding college campuses, and even high schools, with teams of activists, registering students to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. And they are unabashedly steering these newcomers to vote for Democratic candidates:
You should know that NextGen America is a creation of billionaire Tom Steyer, who has already publicly said that he will “spend $30 million to organize young voters and get them to the polls in the 2018 mid-term elections” in order to oust Republicans in Florida, Wisconsin and other states.
Bottom line? Mid-term elections are about turnout. For all of our sakes … get out and VOTE!