In a theme repeated over and over again this past weekend, I’m reminded why as pro-gun people we have been successful in preserving our right to keep and bear arms.
|From NRA 2010|
That’s why. And also this: a young man under the supervision of his parents (whom I cropped out of the photo, sorry) handling a firearm with a wide eyed look of fascination…but also doing it SAFELY.
Meanwhile, the anti-gun forces could barely muster a dozen people for a half-hearted protest which was greeted by the surrounding NRA members with politeness and courtesy. Of course, we all know that gun owners tend to be good folk, but it’s nice to see those lessons reinforced in a public setting.
If you combined all the members of all the gun control groups in the US and they had a convention, do you think it would bring 80,000 people and $20 million dollars to the local economy?
Do you see the people that are actively crusading for more restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms gathering together in public with the lawyers and activists that suppor their cause at the national level? Because at the Breda/BlogMeet, Alan Gura was there – not to lecture us or demand more money to support lobbying (are you listening, Paul?) but just to hang out.
That’s why we win. We win not just because we are right and justified, but because we’re actually real people. We’re librarians, accountants, insurance agents, guys who drive big trucks, guys who drive luxury cars, women, veterans, jokers, parents, and everything else under the sun.
We win because gun owners are America.