I recently engaged in a conversation regarding upcoming gun control legislation in which I was told that “No hunter should need more than 10 rounds to bring down a deer!” That is probably true but it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of the 2nd Amendment. If you follow JTT on Facebook and Twitter you know that I keep harping on this point and are probably tired of it but… it keeps coming up.
The American people have been sold a lie. The government, media, and various special interest groups have steered the conversation so effectively with fear and misinformation that it is rare that hunting doesn’t come up in a discussion of the 2nd Amendment. The American History that we all learned in school can be so easily replaced with the American History that is re-written daily on TV and online. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of how the United States of America came to exist can grasp the true meaning and importance of the Second Amendment with just a few moments of critical thought and yet hunting and the 2nd Amendment remain irrevocably linked in the minds of the American public.
I hope you are doing your best to kindly and respectfully educate whoever you can on the importance of the 2nd Amendment and liberty in general. As long as people continue to believe that the 2nd Amendment has anything to do with hunting, it won’t be worth fighting for in their minds.
Here are a few recent posts about how you can get involved:
$25 Gift Card for Joining the NRA
Ruger Makes It Fast and Easy to Contact Your Representatives
The hunting mantra along with “why do you NEED a _____?” just boil my blood to hear. I try and remain calm to have a conversation though.
Don’t forget to plug Gun Owners of America. Zero compromise.