July 2016 – Rights, Elections, and GO SHOOTING.

This month we celebrate America’s 240th Independence Day, the date of the signing and ratification of America’s Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.  This beautiful document, drafted by the “Committee of Five” (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston), espoused our natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness free from molestation by others (especially our own government).

America has changed as a country in that 240 years and certainly not without the great costs to life, liberty, and property.  We have morphed from the agrarian and trading port colony under control of a tiny island on the other side of the Atlantic to one of the freest nations on the planet.  Now, again in the wake of several tragedies here on our own soil perpetrated against our own fellow citizens in San Bernardino and Orlando we find ourselves in another fight in the “gun debate”.

Once again, the very right to self-defense is under threat.  Every Presidential election comes with the rhetoric that this is the most important election.  Unfortunately for our industry, the shooting sports as a whole, and the right to defend ourselves inside and outside our homes, this election may be it.  The chief concerns of the result in November are:

  1. The decision of who gets to nominate the replacement for Justice Scalia (and possibly Justice Thomas’ seat with the rumors of an impending retirement circulating).
  2. The threat of a repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.  The PLCAA is the law protecting Gun Manufacturers from being sued because of the improper/illegal use of our products. Currently one candidate for President is vowing to work to repeal this.

It is imperative that we not only exercise our own ability to vote, but encourage others to do so.  Additionally, getting involved at various levels of advocacy are a must as well.  Make sure to renew your NRA membership, donate to the National Shooting Sports Foundation PAC, but most importantly: TAKE SOMEONE SHOOTING.  If you know someone who sits on the fence with regard to gun rights don’t wait for a mass-shooting and the subsequent anti-gun blog posts in the wake of the tragedy to make up their mind for them.  Help normalize guns.  Teach them the nomenclature.  Show them safe handling, carrying, and storage.  Be inclusive of EVERYONE who could benefit from the 2nd Amendment because ultimately that is EVERYONE.

Have a restful and safe July 4th and as always thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.

Kenny Barlow
Sales & Marketing Manager.

Comments

  1. Yes celebrate this day of freedom and remember that the rest of the year is a fight to keep it.
    May God protect us all.

  2. Good read. Just found your products and very interested in them. Will definitely be doing more research on them and may purchase one of these guns in the future.

  3. hello to all , i cannot believe that the attack of the plcaa is even a thought, that’s like saying that if someone gets intentionally hit by an automobile or truck that we hold the manufacturer responsible for someones careless and wreckless actions !!! are you kidding me !!! what say we get rid of all the cars & trucks ??? lets shut down all the breweries too while we are at it , lets shut down all the gas stations because someone might burn your house down !! if anything lets repeal nafta , bill clinton & others made their fortune investing in other countries and selling out america and our jobs , i know because i had lost a good job to cheap overseas trade! the people of this great nation better wake up and take notice to whats happening to our country . this is the greatest nation on the planet and i would hate to see it crumble because of crooked politics and supreme court justices who think that they know whats best for you and me , why do the law abiding people always seem to pay the price for others ?? GET PEOPLE OUT AND VOTE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS OR YOU WILL GET RUN OVER BY THE WASHINGTON FREIGHT TRAIN !!!!!