The Second Amendment is under attack. This isn’t a new development; for the last two decades it has been seriously targeted by many in the Democratic Party and even a few in the Republican Party. But in recent years, the calls for hardcore gun control laws have been rising. Now that Democrats have control of the House, Senate, and White House, many assume the filibuster, judiciary, and state laws are the only things standing in the way of federal gun control beyond what we see today.
There’s another important impediment to gun control that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. As Second Amendment Foundation member and prolific firearm journalist Dave Workman pointed out, it really does fall on us in the grassroots to make certain our rights are protected. In the latest episode of NOQ Report, he makes the plea to gun owners and gives us a ton of information about what we need to do to get involved and stay involved.
Thankfully, there are a whole lot more gunowners today than there were a year ago. It may be one of the few silver linings to the Covid-19 pandemic. A concerned population wants to have the power to defend itself if things get crazy and there’s nothing better than a firearm to allow us to take control of situations before they go too far south.
As our EIC has speculated before, going after our guns is only part of the reason Democrats will move to abolish the filibuster. They need to pass H.R. 1, the voter fraud enabling legislation. To do so, they’ll need to filibuster out of their way. But they cannot remove the filibuster for the sake of that bill or their motives will be too obvious. They need a more popular reason to do so and gun control is likely their gateway to set in motion the process of establishing permanent single-party rule in America.
How do they get gun control to be popular? Through mass shootings, which is why this particular interview was so timely. The two mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder that left 18 people dead may be enough to push the Democrats’ legislation forward, as Workman noted on AmmoLand:
Various members of Congress have been tossing ideas around, including calls for a national waiting period on firearms sales. Biden wants Senate action on two House measures, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, which deal with background checks. He has also revived his call for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” following the Colorado shooting. Standing in the way could be Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, a pro-gun lawmaker from West Virginia.
Vanity Fair is reporting that Manchin is not interested in supporting either House measure.
He was quoted by the magazine stating, “I come from a gun culture. I’m a law-abiding gun owner.”
However, waiting period legislation could gain momentum because Long bought his gun on the same day he allegedly committed the crimes. In Colorado, the accused killer there bought his gun a week prior to the Monday shooting.
As earlier reported, the Washington Post quoted Georgia State Rep. David Wilkerson observing, “I think a waiting period just makes sense.” When the Portland, Oregonian picked up the story, it’s headline reflected a possible push for a national wait: “Atlanta shootings could renew push for gun waiting periods.”
It’s up to patriotic Americans to get off their couches and make our voiced heard. That means calling on our representatives. That means rallies and protests. It means not waiting around for some Second Amendment saviors to pop up and do the work for us. Our freedoms are ours to protect. We cannot rely on the small group of passionate activists to do all the heavy lifting.
In this episode, The Two Mikes broke down important news for the week as well.
As the push for new gun laws continues, we need true action by patriots to keep our Second Amendment rights intact. If we wait around, we may end up like so many other nations that have lost their gun rights already.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $5300 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
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