Standing Guard | Media Outlets Say Voting for What We Want is Selfish

posted on October 25, 2018
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Originally published in the November 2018 Official Journals of the National Rifle Association

The national news
media denigrate you. Anti-freedom, social-engineering billionaires would expunge you from their utopian society. Democratic socialists determined to seize control of the U.S. Congress would, if given the chance, destroy your Second Amendment freedom.

While our National Rifle Association remains one of the most trusted and respected organizations in the country, a massive, highly orchestrated war is being waged against us, and it has become personal.

They hate you. Just a few weeks ago, two MSNBC hosts went so far as to blame you for their inability to destroy the president.

In an interview with Tom Steyer—the billionaire who is running ads to impeach President Donald Trump and is spending $100 million to help Democratic socialists take over the U.S. House and Senate—MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle mulled over the president’s solid support as the midterm elections near.

Her conclusion? That you—supporters of the Second Amendment—are selfish Americans.

“A lot of people vote pretty selfishly, and they say, ‘What’s going to give me more money in my pockets?'” Ruhle told Steyer.

“Or what’s going to make abortion illegal, or what’s going to make sure that my Second Amendment rights stay the same, and clearly, that adds up to enough people that the president still has something akin to 40 percent of the electorate in the polls,” added co-anchor Ali Velshi. He even went so far as to call it “fascinating” that some Americans think lawmakers should follow the official amendment process when changes to the u.s. Constitution are sought!

Wow. How selfish of us!

That’s the kind of election we face in just a few days, an election that is all about your Second Amendment and your freedom.

Last month, I reported on a front-page headline in The Wall Street Journal that spelled out this election’s stakes: “For Democrats, Guns Are New Litmus Test.”

As the article noted, “Democrats running for Congress in 2018 are pushing a muscular gun control agenda that represents a wholesale re-positioning on the hot-button issue. In this year’s midterm election, gun control has become a [Democratic] Party litmus test from which few dissent, alongside abortion rights and support for same-sex marriage.”

The Wall Street Journal says that the overt focus on attacking the Second Amendment has “been propelled by new money and organizations, as well as energy among Democrat activists and voters that has pushed candidates [to support gun control], lest they appear out of step with the party’s base.”

Let me put it this way, and let this statement sink in: They’re coming for your guns. They’re coming after your personal freedom.

You know who they are—Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Cory Booker, Keith Ellison and Christopher Murphy.

These are not Democratic leaders in the mold of John F. Kennedy (an NRA Life member, by the way) or Tip O’Neill. But these modern socialists could become the leaders of the U.S. Senate and House if Democrats take over those legislative bodies in this election.

If that happens, you know what happens next. They’ll cut Trump off at the knees and move to impeach him. They’ll stack the U.S. Supreme Court with liberal and anti-Second Amendment justices to eradicate our firearms freedom. They’ll inflame the nation with a socialist agenda, backed by the socialist national news media and bankrolled by social-engineering billionaires to finish the job of fundamentally transforming our great nation.

They have billions of dollars on their side. They have the national media on their side. Hollywood and celebrity elites are on their side. All of the liberal, socialist—even violent—protest groups are on their side and they’re ranting and raving and marching to defeat us—to take our country, our freedom and our firearms away, forever.

But the only march that counts is the one to the voting booth.

I need you to go to the polls this year and vote for pro-Second Amendment candidates. I need you to get as many fellow gun owners and supporters out to vote on Election Day.

You know the media and the anti-freedom Democrats are salivating over the prospect of capturing the House and Senate—and the White House two years from now. They can almost taste it.

Only you and your vote, along with the votes of the millions and millions of Americans who agree, stand in their way.

This election is about our Second Amendment freedom, pure and simple. This is our election! These are our liberties! Our rights!

We are the National Rifle Association of America! We are “Freedom’s Safest Place,” and, in this coming election, we will prove it with our vote!


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