The Real Enemy to Gun Rights.
There is along list of people in this country taking aim at the left as
the cause for problems we have, we ( the right ) may have a majority in
Washington, and well where is the pro-gun legislation ? It has been
awhile since Oregon and Washington had a majority in Oregon politics,
but doing research when they did have majority many times they did
nothing to increase the protections you and I need to have. If fact most
republicans in office do very little at all on their own, even the
NRA's impact is nill here. When was the last time OFF in Oregon
presented legislation for pro-active gun rights ? In fact when was the
last time anyone did anything on the west coast to protect rights and
get pro-active results when they had a majority. In fact there is very
little offensive actions by OFF since 1998 most has been defensive.
Now the heading The Real Enemy to Gun Rights, is not to say OFF is our
enemy nor to say pro-gun politicians are, but as the saying goes what
have you done for us lately comes to mind.
It is very easy for OFF and Politicians to wait for a law/bill and a
problem and then run to work a defense and make it seem like they are
accomplishing something when it passes anyways.
Why in the west the left may be playing most cards lately, lets ask
where was all the needed proactive work to get laws in place that
protect us when we had the majority, and not just running out and
I know when we think at times of fellow gun owners we think about the
conservative crowd because somehow we put loyalty directly at groups
that have done very little to be pro-active where it matters. To put the
blame on anyone on the left for voting for anti-gun politicians and
then to not see the conservative sides sits and blames the left why
playing defense is just silly.
Is there an effect when left sides gun owners vote for left politician
in most cases yes. Is there a effect when the right donates money to
lobbies and votes in politicians that for decades did not pass bills
when they could have, to protect us in the future yet now we just blame
one side for the problem? Are they not responsible too ? Yes !!
A couple articles have come up lately in NWFA about reaching across the
isle to to reach other gun owners on the left, and the response is often
well why should we reach out to people who vote for anti-gun
politicians. And a response to that is why do some donate to failed
lobbys and politicians when they had majority did nothing and now only
play defense? So is the problem the left votes for people that may pass
bad bills, or that our side is so poorly organized we even oppose
fellow gun owners and want to blame them when our side waits and sees.
If we are going to blame the left for how they vote we better look in
the mirror and ask where is our lobby donations and political votes
going for, if no changes ever occur.
I for one am tired of everyone blaming each other for the problems as
gun owners, when the people like lobbys and politicians can and could
make changes they don't. Yet we keep dumping money and accepting the
results as if they are all we get to demand.