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PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T MUCH OF AN OUTDOORSMAN, ASIDE FROM GOLF. BUT MAYBE MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT, HE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF OTHERS GETTING OUTSIDE TO BOAT, HUNT, FISH, SHOOT, AND HIKE AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO FEDERAL LANDS AND WATERWAYS. “HE’S BASICALLY SAID, ‘GIT-R-DONE,'”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’D SWEAR HE’S CONSIDERING A RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. CUBAN’S FIRST ACT, IF HE SHOULD EVER ACQUIRE SUCH POWER AND AUTHORITY, WOULD BE TO REWORK THE 2ND AMENDMENT TO SAY EVERY CITIZEN IN THE UNITED STATES HAS THE RIGHT TO OWN A GUN, WHICH CONSIDERING THE NUMBER OF FIREARMS IN THIS COUNTRY IS ESSENTIALLY THE WAY IT IS NOW.

Anti-Gun Group Has Found a Way to Politicize Non-Gun Owners

Controlling the guns is easy when you can control the voters

Bob Rogers

Gun controllers have savored the gift of victory during last November’s elections, first, by getting their issues on ballots – Washington state’s I-1639  among the most recent – and following up with issues such as legislated universal background checks, extended magazine bans, bump stocks…you know the drill…in purple states that turned liberal blue.  Now, they’ve conjured up another device designed to take advantage of the voter who doesn’t own a gun, has no knowledge about guns, and sees guns as a personal threat. Such a voter can be a reliable publicity ally – “the vast majority of Americans favor more gun control” – with which to enhance their politically weaponized rhetoric.

Just such a group in Ohio, Ohioans for Gun Safety – the name being the latest nom de plume recruited by most organizations that used to use the term “gun violence” in their banner, i.e., ‘Citizens Against Gun Violence’ – are legitimizing both their moniker as well as their ideological strategy by hoping to force the non-gun voting mainstream to vote for background checks on the same ballot as they vote for President in 2020.

The effect takes advantage of voters who regularly pass up lesser elections be they national mid-terms, state-wide office holders, or local city councils, county supervisors, or lesser electoral positions, to vote in major national presidential elections when voter turnout is high. That means votes can be far more assured for gun control ballot initiatives like I-1639 in all other states.

Typically, each state has more non-gun owners than gun owners.  Both go to the polls in major national elections but only those with, say, axes to grind, will be sure to turn out to vote for their perceived winning issue. A ballot for mayor, for instance, wouldn’t necessarily  attract voters who have to be on the job during elections, or tending to a plethora of personal issues such as picking up or delivering the kids at school, dental appointments, hair do-overs, getting the tires on the car changed, etc. Those voters don’t really have a dog in the fight. But a presidential election upcoming next year will big a huge draw for those who want to see President Trump defeated. Ironically, the hordes of voters who turn out to mark their ballots for Trump’s primary surviving democrat opponent will find it easy to vote for any liberal gun control measure on the same ballot.

Gun rights advocates need to be strategizing now finding ways to overcome such a quandary. Ballot initiatives require signature gathering. In the Ohio effort, for example, the measure’s supporters must submit 135,000 signatures from half of Ohio’s 88 counties.  In this case, the sugar on the political candy bar is about closing a so-called gun show loophole in Ohio’s gun laws. Opponents say that no such loophole exists but that’s one of those “never-mind” things that gun controllers will play down.  The baker who puts frosting on top of the cake will get more tasters than those bakers who prefer just flavoring the inside of the dessert.

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BREAKING :
PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T MUCH OF AN OUTDOORSMAN, ASIDE FROM GOLF. BUT MAYBE MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT, HE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF OTHERS GETTING OUTSIDE TO BOAT, HUNT, FISH, SHOOT, AND HIKE AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO FEDERAL LANDS AND WATERWAYS. “HE’S BASICALLY SAID, ‘GIT-R-DONE,'”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’D SWEAR HE’S CONSIDERING A RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. CUBAN’S FIRST ACT, IF HE SHOULD EVER ACQUIRE SUCH POWER AND AUTHORITY, WOULD BE TO REWORK THE 2ND AMENDMENT TO SAY EVERY CITIZEN IN THE UNITED STATES HAS THE RIGHT TO OWN A GUN, WHICH CONSIDERING THE NUMBER OF FIREARMS IN THIS COUNTRY IS ESSENTIALLY THE WAY IT IS NOW.