I was lucky enough to have been able to visit Greece and Turkey in my younger years. Before going I was able to study some greek mythology to prepare myself with some history of what I was going to be seeing. One of my favorite stories was the one of Pandora’s Box. I feel I can take this myth and apply it to today’s situation on gun control.
Today we face an opposition that I perceive as circling a modern-day Pandora’s box. Gun control is something they are striving for but don’t really know exactly what is going to happen if they peek into the jar. The closest example we have is gun free Chicago. With nearly 60 murders just shy of 2 months into the year you could really say that this resembles all the evils in the world, right?
But also just like Pandora the anti-gunners really have no idea what they are messing with. I’m in no way shape or form advocating for violence, but a large number of columnists and bloggers alike think that if there is a complete all out confiscation it will be met with civil unrest. Here you can find a small survey of 755 people, at the time of this being written 75% of those surveyed believe it will lead to some form of violence. But it is not just the violence that they don’t understand, it’s the companies like Magpul willing to take their millions of tax dollars to more gun friendly states.
What else could lie in the bottom of the box? In the story, Pandora closes the box after all the evil escapes trapping nothing but hope inside. I, for one, don’t believe that there will be any stopping once the gun laws start flowing. They are leading us full throttle towards the very slippery slope of all things unconstitutional. If they can make one constitutional right null and void what is next? Once the second amendment falls which will shortly follow?
I have made the call before that we need to stand together, sport shooter and hunters alike. We need to keep in mind that this administration has done nothing but divide this nation. They have driven a wedge between rich and poor, working class and unemployed, and now further separated the pro-gun and anti-gun advocates. But we cannot let the media or this president drive a wedge through our base and pit ourselves against each other. How many times have we heard that Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban exempts hunting firearms? This is just a divide and conquer technique to get the hunters to think they don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m here again to remind everyone that this is all our fight. Even the smallest chip off the foundation of our second amendment right is just the beginning. “Give them an inch and they will take a mile.” There is no compromise to this debate.
The ends of this debate are so far apart and the parties are so polarized that there can be no gray area. Let them have nothing, and make sure your representatives know this. Keep writing your representatives. This is the anti-gunners last stand and they are throwing everything at it. They know this is the best chance they may ever have again to push through their agenda. Stay vigilant and stay strong because we are in for a long brutal fight. It is easy to feel drained and think to yourself “well 15 rounds isn’t so bad.” DO NOT COMPROMISE. When you feel that way I invite you to swing by this site. I feel it my job to keep my readers motivated and I will continue to pound the war drum and wave the flag that says don’t tread on us. Keep your head up and remember we are not the minority, and if the box of anti-gun evil is opened we might not be the silent majority much longer.
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