Will gun owners go into hiding with a President Clinton

With the election looking like a very real (and ugly possibility) that Hillary Clinton will be our next president.  I pose this question.
Will the 1st amendment rights of gun owners be in jeopardy?
Now you may ask what the hell I’m talking about.  Why the 1st amendment and not the 2nd amendment.  If Hillary does get elected and follows through on her promise of ramming gun control down the throats of all Americans, will this cause all the gun owners into hiding?  Now before you accuse me of wearing a tin foil hat to tight, hear me out.
If she is able to get a new assault weapons ban, those who own the banned weapons may be forced to hide them.  Hide any clues to them, especially online.  Why?  There is no gun registry, Clinton will want to know who owns what.  Your online presence and what you share online may “tip them off” that you own one of those “evil black rifles”.  So just by sharing your interest of your hobby with your friends, may rat you out to an over bearing government.  To go a step further, second amendment related sites, like this one, may go silent.  Facebook pages would be trolled for gun owners.  So even making a comment on a pro-gun page, may get you investigated.  That pic at the range, may get you looked at.  Before you think this it too far out there, just remember, the government is already using social media to track and round up criminals.  In Hillary’s eyes, anyone that owns a firearm, especially an AR15, is suspect.  An aggressive ban could turn legal owners into criminals over night.
So is it too far fetched to think that pro-gun sites, like this one, could go dark in just a few weeks?

If Hillary Clinton is elected, is all lost?

So Donald Trump is down in the polls and it is looking more likely that ol’ Hillary will get elected.  I know what your thinking.  We’re screwed.  She is claiming that she is going to push for gun control on the first day.  Executive action supposedly if congress wont act.  We have been hearing this for some time.  Are we really screwed?  Maybe, maybe not.  It may really come down to the other races.  You know, Congress.  Even your state races could play into this.  Just remember how effective Obama has been on gun control.  He really could not get anything moving at the federal level.  All the gun control legislation has been at the state level of some states.  So, if the house does not fall in to the hands of the liberals, which is looking safer everyday, this will certainly throw a wrench into Hillary’s plans.  This is why Bloomberg and his cronies are spending so much on the state elections and legislative actions.

So what could happen?

Hillary wins the White House, Congress is in Republican hands.  Could stay very similar to what Obama had.  Very little to nothing advancing.  She could use executive action, but that too is limited.  Executive action can not create nor get rid of existing law.  Just force the existing laws to be enforced.  The scariest prospect is what happens for the Supreme Court vacancy.  If a progressive judge is appointed, there could be challenges.  I have covered these prospects before in an earlier post, so I wont re-hash this too much.  This appointment is the biggest concern of a President Hillary.

I really do not see a “Australian” style of gun buyback or forced confiscation happening.  There are far too many moderate Democrats let alone the Republicans that would not be supportive. There is a possibility of a new “Assault Weapons” ban, but even that would have difficulty I believe.  Pro-gun legislation would also prove difficult unless its buried in another bill.  Like the carrying in national parks that was thrown in a while back.

The only way we are getting anything positive will be at the state level.  Just like the last eight years, the only pro-gun movement really has been at the state level.  This brings me to the main point of this post.  The local / state races are probably more important than the other races getting all the attention.  They have the biggest impact on your gun rights right now.  These are the races that we really need to pay attention to.  This is where you and I still have a good chance to further the recognition of our rights.

We really need to research the candidates for the state offices.  The NRA does a good job of rating the candidates for Congress, but you may have to do some digging for the state races.  Some gun rights groups do send out surveys to rate the candidates.  I do know that GOCRA (MN Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance) does this.  This information is invaluable.

We must be informed to make sure we vote the best we can.  We also must do our best to elect the pro-rights candidates for congress and the state races.  The Donald may lose the White House, but we need to fight to keep congress and the state races to thwart Hillary’s plans.  We need to prepare the best we can.  I always say “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”.  Which reminds me.  I think I may need to buy some more ammo before there is another run on it.

Outback Steakhouse and pi Pizzeria bans “good guys with guns”

If you have been a concealed carrier for long, you have gotten used to looking for the “Bans Guns” signage.  Depending on where you live, the more you may see it.  Two businesses made the news recently on the internet.  Outback Steakhouse and pi Pizzeria in Texas.

Outback Steakhouse doesn’t serve ‘good guys’ with guns, neither should anyone else

The father of the slain TV reporter in Virginia leaves an Outback because of a open carrier.  Calls Outback corporate office to complain that they allowed a firearm in their business.  Outbacks response is that they do Ban Guns in their restaurants.

Houston Pizzeria Tells Gun Rights Fans to F**k Off

A new pi Pizzeria gets a bad review online from a conceal carrier, and the franchise owner tells him to F**k Off.  That’s a good business practice, tell a legal gun owner in a state of gun owners to F**k Off.

Now, as conceal carriers, we know that there are businesses that either are owned by anti-gun individuals or corporations.  Most will post signs like pi Pizza above, some will not, like Outback.  As conceal carriers, we are not forced to patronize these businesses and we should not.  As citizens, we have the right to call out businesses that promote the “shooting gallery” atmosphere and let others know.  Obviously, they do not want our business.  They obviously missed the fact that licensed conceal carriers are the most law abiding group of people in this country.  More law abiding than law enforcement even.

What most of these businesses do not understand is that most patrons do not care if a person is legally carrying a firearm.  These business owners react to the anti-gun politicians and groups without fully researching anything.  In the case of Outback, they are reacting to a grieving father that has been manipulated into a pawn for Bloombergs  Everytown for Gun Safety.  Oh, I want to point out, that signs are not bullet proof.  Those signs will not stop armed robberies, mass shootings or “bad guys with guns” . What they are doing is making a shooting gallery for the bad guys.

Other businesses just follow the local laws and that’s it.  There are a few like Target, that “politely ask” their customer from not carrying in their stores, but will not post signs or really do anything.  For those, I carry anyway.

For those businesses that post the signs, I will not be doing business with you.  I legally carry a firearm because I choose to not be a victim.  By asking me to disarm, means that you want you establishment full of helpless victims.  I will not subject myself, my family, or friends to that.  I will also continue to call out those “shooting galleries” to inform others of these unsafe establishments.

For those businesses that allow legal carry, there are about 12 + million conceal carriers that thank you.  You will enjoy our patronage.

 

Carry on my friends, carry on.