For as long as I’ve been writing I’ve posted mostly Tips and Tricks, ideas to improve shooting, show to shop, how to carry, or rare personal milestone updates. Very recently, in response to a request by Gun Shows Today, where I am a guest blogger, I tackled a politically oriented post calling out the US Attorney General and the administration for their anti-gun positions. That was a huge step for me. I’ve enjoyed a lot of anonymity with the anti-gun crowd because I wasn’t controversial. Now I feel like I’m wearing a target. No negative feedback yet, but I imagine it will come, especially since there are more posts coming in a similar vein.I was talking with a dear lady last night, who is also a strong advocate for gun rights, and she helped me to realize, if we don’t speak up, if we don’t put ourselves out there, we could very well lose our rights and then have only ourselves to blame.
What can you, the average shooter who doesn’t write or speak or advocate do? Plenty! First, support the NRA, they are the biggest supporter we have. Then, talk to friends. If they don’t shoot, maybe you can take them to the range and show them that this is FUN! One of the most important things you an do is vote! If we elect people who seek to ban guns, we will lose our guns, our rights and our means to defend ourselves and families.
I may lose some readers, I may gain some readers. I may find myself in the metaphorical cross-hairs of the anti-gun movement. But I can sleep at night knowing that I am following my heart and speaking my mind.
Please look for me on Gun Shows Today and let me know if you agree and how you are working to defend the 2nd Amendment.