It began with Hillary but ended with Trump, thanks to all those rural residents
If you’re as tired
of the anti-gun rhetoric as most of us, you already know the truth about
protection for American gun owners is shrouded in the 2A. And thank God that it
Yet, here we are
encouraging the gun controllers to launch a campaign to repeal the Second
Amendment. As if that were as easy as
voting it out at the polls. Here’s a surprise:
Liberals can vote
all the way to paradise before they will ever succeed in abolishing that
revered document. Yes, it was ratified way back in 1791. Lately, however, we’ve
read a good argument for getting rid of – once and for all – a founding
fathers’ document that unlike every other nation in the world allows common American citizens the right of
self-protection as well as in defense against governmental tyranny.
But let’s use
Donald Trump’s election in 2016 as a template for dumping the 2A. As everybody
knows – especially liberal democrats – polls predicted that Hillary Clinton
would win the seat now occupied by President Trump. Say that once again: President Trump.
We watched and
heard the air go out of the room when it was announced on TV that Trump had won. “How could that be?”…incredulously asked
CNN, MSNBC and all those newspaper headline writers just waiting for the
official word about President Hillary.
That word never
came. Instead, media predictors, likely
better at anticipating a thunder storm than a political one, fell flat. Flat wrong. And why? Because Trump won the
electoral college. Had Hillary done that, cheers would have gone up from the
geographic center of the United States, Lebanon, Kansas, population 218.
Instead, Democrats now want to get rid of the electoral college and those rural
states that went for the new President.
Trump won by 308
votes (equals 30 states) to Hillary’s 20+DC.
Maine was split between both candidates. The majority of Trump’s states
were so-called flyover (rural) states where, incidentally, guns are in heaviest
supply and use.
In a similar way,
repeal of the Second Amendment – or any one of the other amendments ad
infinitum, requires 3/4ths of the states in a Constitutional Convention, or 38
states, again, the majority of which are rural.
Chances of that
happening are about nil to none.
Yet, there is an
argument to be made. We’ve recently seen
an intelligently scribed editorial alleging that since the 2A was done in “the
age of muskets” the founder couldn’t have foreseen the creation of modern
firearms including even the plastic Glocks any more than they could have
predicted television, space ships to the moon, or even smart phones. Thus, the
author contends, the Constitution needs to be updated say, every 50 years to
keep up with advancing technology and contemporary norms.
That may be a good
point to ponder somewhere, someday. But
the real-life conclusion of American politics is that nearly all the gun control
groups and/or laws in America are subject to constitutional oversight and, guns
being very and almost too visible these days, they’re not going anywhere until,
deep down in the bowels of earth, lava turns to ice.
Bob Rogers is the Editor and Publisher of GunPro Plus, America’s premier daily digital gun news portal. After a successful 20-year career as the Editor for a major magazine in the gun industry, Bob launched GunPro Plus to bring his industry expertise on gun news into the digital realm.
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