By David Codrea
Wayne LaPierre's assignment of "A" grades
to politicians who support a "pathway to citizenship" for
overwhelmingly anti-gun "immigrants" means we could ultimately be
waving goodbye to legislative and judicial protections for the right to
keep and bear arms.
"It's up to us to speak up
against the three most dangerous voices in America: academic elites,
political elites, and media elites," National Rifle Association
Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told attendees
at the NRA Annual Meeting Friday. "These are America's greatest domestic threats."
That they represent real
threats cannot be denied. The subversive poisoning of young minds, the
corruption and usurpation of power, and the lies of commission - and
just as significantly, of omission - are three legs propping up a
globalist agenda being advanced by evil opportunists and carried out by
useful idiots, parasites and thugs. But the means yet exist for other
signals to get through, and with growing public distrust and contempt
for "elites" of all stripes, is it really the "greatest domestic
threat" so much as the most convenient target?
There's another threat
LaPierre never talks about, for reasons we can only speculate:
Immigration, both "legal" and illegal, and what a "pathway to
citizenship" combined with so-called "birthright citizenship" will mean
to continued government recognition of the right to keep and bear
NRA under his "leadership"
refuses to acknowledge that and to make it a factor in assigning grades
and endorsements for politicians - meaning they get elected and vote
"right" on pure gun bills for now, but set up the conditions to undo
all that later. And there are members who say he's right, and actually
offer up the "NRA is a single issue" diversion without ever refuting
the real and direct threat to the Second Amendment (and to the
Republic) such cultural terraforming creates. So to LaPierre, here's a
challenge (one he'll never take on because he can't):
In addition to
explaining away the California experience, produce credible data -
something that can be independently validated - that "amnesty" and a
"pathway to citizenship" for MILLIONS of foreign nationals in this
country illegally (and even legally, with current culturally suicidal
policies) WILL NOT overwhelmingly favor "progressives" and
anti-gunners. Show us your sources and methodologies for determining
this WILL NOT result in supermajorities in state and federal
legislatures that will be able to pass all kinds of anti-gun edicts.
Show us how this WILL NOT result in nominations and confirmations of
judges to the Supreme and federal courts who will uphold those edicts,
and reverse gains made to date.
I didn't ask for platitudes or for anecdotes about exceptions to the
rule, or about who is turning up in increasing numbers at gun stores
and ranges - that doesn't matter if he can't point to a corresponding
overriding shift in voting trends. I didn't ask for wishful speculation
about how education and outreach programs MIGHT help bring more over
to the NRA side. I asked LaPierre (and his apologists) to show how all
credible estimates putting the disparity at over 70% Democrat and
anti-gun are wrong (and how the needle barely moves in the right
direction after 20 years).
The thing is, even that's not the "the greatest domestic threat."
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