You’ve probably heard the recent gun control news out of California. A state that already has some of the most ridiculous gun laws (bullet button anyone?) is most likely going to get worse very soon. Much worse. This begs the question: what should firearms owners and Second Amendment supporters do about it?
Here’s my take.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Let’s first talk about those of you who live in the state of California. First off, my condolences. While you live in one of the most beautiful states in the union, it’s also one of the most ridiculous. The unbelievable debt that California has racked up, the stifling socialism and gun control laws, your politicians, Hollyweird…the list goes on and on. Honestly, you couldn’t pay me enough to live in California.
The easy answer is of course to simply leave California for fairer shores, an answer I’ve given many times before. Vote with your feet, and let the liberals continue to trash California. Eventually the debt reset button will be hit, and provided the United States holds on long enough (which is debatable) there’s a chance that liberty can return to the left coast.
But some folks I know didn’t choose the tyranny, the tyranny chose them, so to speak. They were born in California, and/or circumstances have forced them to stay, whether that’s because of family or their job situation or whatever. So what about them? It can be difficult to just pick and leave.
If you’re forced to stay in California, then sitting around simply taking it is not an option. I encourage you to take a page out of the liberal playbook and raise hell, as much as you can and as often as you can. March on Sacramento holding signs, mob downtown LA with a pro-2A rally, contact your State Representative at least once a week, and join organizations that are on your side like the NRA, Gun Owners of America, Calguns, CRPA and Gun Owners of California.
What About Everyone Else?
For those of us who live outside of California, I think it’s high time we got more involved to help out our friends and family “behind enemy lines” – myself included. My reason for saying this is simple: if it can happen in California, it can happen anywhere. Think not? Look at Colorado. Colorado used to be one of the best states for gun rights, and now look at what’s going on (though Colorado is putting up an admirable fight).
The point is, I think it’s wrong for us to sit back and just let the anti-gunners have California, because at its core gun control is a symptom of statism, and the disease called statism that has so poisoned California is highly contagious. It breeds lazy, mindless parasites who will go along with whatever liberties the government wants to steal, no questions asked. We cannot let the disease spread further than it already has.
While it may not seem like much, you can help out the folks in California by contacting the members of the California State Legislature and letting them know that infringing upon the Second Amendment ensures that you will never spend a single Federal Reserve note in their state. You can join the organizations listed above, and most importantly, you can help spread the message of liberty.
Because the only thing that can defeat statism is liberty.