The gun debate has been waged on three fronts for decades. It’s always concentrated in Washington DC. It sometimes finds its way to state capitals. It occasionally pops up in local jurisdictions. This is the exact opposite order of how we should be defending the 2nd Amendment.
This isn’t just an ideological push for federalism. We’re seeing limited action in Washington DC when it comes to guns, bump stock ban aside. Meanwhile, states are cracking down on their gun laws in ways that should make gun owners truly concerned.
Here are some recent examples:
- States are taking gun laws into their own hands in 2019 as experts predict a “stalemate” in Congress
- New gun law in NJ just made all of us less safe
- Wash. bans anyone under 21 from buying rifles
- New Maryland red-flag gun law results in 302 protective orders, 5 involving schools
- Va. governor announces plans for new gun laws
- New Illinois gun laws restricting access take effect next week
- Bill would require permits to buy guns, limit ammunition in Oregon
- California implements stricter gun laws
The writing is on the wall. The crackdown on guns is coming in many forms from the horrid red flag gun laws to the squeeze being placed on clip capacity across the nation. They’re getting people nodding in agreement on intensifying background checks. They’re using buzzwords like “common sense” gun safety. All along, they’re pushing America one town, county, and state at a time towards national laws in the future.
This is all a precursor to actual direct and unambiguous gun confiscations. That’s how trends like these turn. They ease in with basic changes to background checks, accessories, and ammunition. They move towards weapon classification. Then, they’ll go for the firearms themselves. It’s the legislative creeping of gun “discussions” that will inevitably turn to outright war against the 2nd Amendment itself.
They know the 2nd Amendment is clear, which is why they are moving steadily towards normalizing the discussion around keeping people safer. That’s the only way they’ll be able to win their ultimate goal, a Constitutional Amendment that limits or outright removes the 2nd Amendment altogether.
This isn’t just a political battle. It’s a cultural battle for hearts and minds. They’ve been playing the long game for some time on this issue, indoctrinating students to the progressive ideology, manipulating the masses through propaganda in the media, and using clever doublespeak in town halls, state capitol buildings, and Capitol Hill so they can keep us all in the dark about it.
The battle for the 2nd Amendment must be fought, for now, at the local and state level. This is where we have a real chance of slowing the process. Simultaneously, we need to work towards educating the people about the true motives and end results of the left’s activities against the 2nd Amendment. This may seem challenging with mainstream media parroting progressive talking points, but it can be done. We have to believe that. It’s one of the reasons NOQ Report is here in the first place. It’s why we desperately need your help.
If we don’t slow down the degradation of our rights at the local and state level, we’ll be ill-prepared to fight the battle in Washington DC when it finally reaches the national level. Our influence on those around us is greater than it is on DC itself.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!
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