As stated, most conservative/2A people are more independent (for better or worse), and tend to be less hive-minded then the Left. That means they are less inclined to grab their pitch fork and torch, and rail against some perceived injustice.
This poorly attended rally doesnâ€™t surprise me. Unless such an event leads to tens of thousands of protesters shutting down basic services, no one (especially the politicians) really cares. The 50-60 thousand of us who showed up for the anti-income tax rally found that out. Weicher and the Dems just laughed it off.
Protests and rallyâ€™s, unless they are widespread and disruptive enough to threaten the powerful, will not help our cause. Getting the right politicians elected or defeated will. Elections have consequences, and that is where our efforts should be focused. Those who show up make the rules. Can you all imagine what would have already passed if Hillary and the Dems were in control?
There is absolutely no way all this can end well for gun owners. Too many innocent people have been slaughtered by derranged individuals for the politicians not to act. But, if we can get/keep the right lawmakers in place, we may be able to mitigate some of the damage.
Now please donâ€™t call me a defeatist Fudd. I have been fighting this battle since before many of you were born. I was a member of the â€œAssault rifle of the monthâ€ club, eagerly buying whatever was the latest and greatest, before the bans. And I happen to think, if you could own only one firearm, it should be an AR15.
I also worked for DLO MFG from the 80s into the 90s, and built hundreds of machine guns for private sales. And I personally own everything from flintlocks to machine guns. The only â€œsportingâ€ type arms I own I inherited, and I have never hunted anything.
So, I am no Fudd. Older and a bit pragmatic, but no Fudd.
The simple truth is, America has changed. We have become a far more urban society, with changing demographics, and over half a century of indoctrination of our youth by the Left controlled re-educational system. All this means conservative values just arent supported like they once were, and that includes the 2A.
I mean, can anyone really envision a Republican like Reagan winning 49 out of 50 states in todayâ€™s America?
The bottom line to my rambling is this: Forget the poorly attended rally. It was quickly organized, in a state that already has stricter gun laws then anything that might pass federally. No wonder beleaguered CT gun owners found something else to do.
If you want to slow/stop the spread of CA/NY/CT type laws to the free states, work to break the Dem strangle hold on CTs ENTIRE congressional delegation. Even if the cities have a lock on the 2 senatorial seats, surely we can target a Rep or two. And that could make all the difference in the world federally.
I am not saying accept defeat, and give up. What I am saying is, accept that there will be defeats, fight harder to lessen the effects of those defeats, and work on the victories we can force thru.