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Speaking at the NRA’s annual meeting on April 28th, Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to do so since Ronald Reagan. The NRA threw aside tradition and endorsed Donald Trump well before he even had the Republican nomination secured. Given that Trump has supported banning so-called assault weapons in the past, it was highly unusual for the NRA to endorse Trump so early.

The move paid off big time for the NRA. Getting the President of the United States to come to your annual meeting is a big deal, from fundraising to prestige it’s a huge win for the NRA. For Donald Trump it’s also a win-win. He can shore up some support with some of his disgruntled his conservative/libertarian base. Support he has been slowly losing by getting involved in Syria and failing to repeal Obamacare. Normally, the media would raise a huge stink about the president helping on the NRA like this, but the left-wing media has already maxed out the outrage factor. Trump is already being portrayed as a fascist dictator who spawned from Satan himself. Visiting the NRA at it’s annual meeting isn’t going to hurt Trump politically, it’s just another story that will be lost in the noise of the anti-Trump machine.

The NRA realized that Trump was going to win the nomination long before most pundits did and they also realized that Trump would be rewarding loyalty to him. While some angry Ted Cruz fans may have canceled their memberships for understandable anger, the NRA played the long game and won. Trump has put himself in a position where violating campaign promises on guns will be much more difficult than it will be with other issues. America is now discovering the difference between presidential candidate Trump and President Trump, to the relief of gun owners President Trump likes the Second Amendment just as much as candidate Trump did. Here’s the NRA announcement.

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The threaded barrel is about to become the most sought after feature on target pistols. Soon, thanks to the election of Donald Trump, sound suppressors will be legal without paying a $200 tax and wading through months of paper work. To attach a new silencer, you’ll want a threaded barrel.

As if the lower cost of .22 ammunition isn’t enticing enough, the factory threaded barrel and factory silencer makes the Ruger Mark IV an absolute must have in the age of Trump.

The athestetics of the gun are fantastic, the barrel shroud and silencer mate together perfectly to maintain the Mark IV’s lines. Silencers for virtually any other caliber will function with the Mark IV, since it’s safe to use a smaller round in a can designed for a bigger bullet.

Check it out:

During the age of Obama, the public rushed out to buy guns they thought he would ban. Now many of these gun owners will need a gun they can afford to practice with. The Ruger Mark IV fills that role and is neatly positioned for the coming rush of first time silencer buyers.

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Like the warped space-time continuum around a black hole, Donald Trump bends, twists, and contorts the political reality around him. The rhetoric coming from many leftist media outlets has become so bent out of shape that leftists are starting to sound like die-hard constitutional conservatives. The political spectrum looks like a horseshoe. Bemoaning cultural decline and mass media, the shameless partisan media has been on a hypocritical tirade for the ages.

Enjoy every last drop with this killer op-ed from The Federalist:

What does it take for The New Yorker to start sounding like Robert Bork and Bill Bennett in the 1990s? Apparently, the election of Donald J. Trump. Many on the Left are now preaching moralistic sermons about the decline of our culture and media, issuing stern warnings about the perils of democracy citing Plato and Tocqueville, and praising the American founders’ warnings about demagoguery.

The fear of #NeverTrump, was that Trump would drag many of the remaining Constitutional conservative stragglers to the same authoritarian place where many progressives already reside. Everyone would agree that we need a strong man to “just fix it.” The political fights would be less over the scope, size, and structure of government, and more over who should be in charge.

Thus far, it’s actually the left that has shifted, and that shift has been towards the preference of constitutional republicanism over mob-rule democracy. It’s too early to determine the permanence of this rhetorical shift, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the sweet sweet hypocrisy:

But what if the authoritarian personalities of those impoverished and suffering white working-class folks without jobs in the Rust Belt wished to impose a fascist rule upon the poor, defenseless inhabitants of Manhattan by means of censoring their news from the outside by means of monopolistic multinational corporations, often in conjunction with the federal government?

It gets better:

What if my authoritarian relatives in western New York—which is, let’s face it, District 12 to Manhattan’s Capitol—began regulating away all major businesses out of Manhattan, destroying all its major industries, and dropping all their undesirables right outside One57 or Central Park West?

While most on the left are just being absurd hypocrites, some may be rethinking their entire ideology surrounding government and culture in response to Trump. That could have a huge effect on all of our civil rights (including guns) in the future. Read the entire op-ed here. 

 

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The post-election progressive hysteria over Trump’s victory lacks a consistent narrative. The media wants to blame grassroots groups like the NRA for electing Trump, but at the same time they don’t want to give those grassroots groups credit for electing Trump.

Check out Media Matters’ nonsense:

But the NRA’s framing of the election outcome doesn’t make sense, even assuming the election was decided on policy grounds (which it apparently wasn’t). The pro-gun safety presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, received substantially more votes than NRA-endorsed President-elect Donald Trump.

Setting that aside, all available data indicates Democrat, Republican, and Independent voters overwhelmingly supported the types of gun safety measures that Clinton advocated for.

According to polling released just before Election Day, measures including “expanding background checks on gun purchases; barring those convicted of a hate crime from buying a gun; and prohibiting those convicted of stalking or domestic abuse from buying guns” received widespread support among voters polled by Public Policy Polling in Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Center for American Progress noted that the polling shows “anywhere from 80 percent to 93 percent of Democrats in these states support them, along with 58 percent to 86 percent of critical independent voters, and even 64 percent to 80 percent of Republicans.”

There is no evidence in exit polling that the gun issue was determinative in the election outcome either, as the economy was clearly the top priority for voters. (And as The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza noted, Clinton actually won on the economy, suggesting “people weren’t voting on issues. Like, at all.”)

The election wasn’t decided on policy and besides most people support gun control according to the propagandists over at Media Matters. We can easily disprove Media Matters’ ridiculous claim by exposing the polls they selectively left out, (like the one that shows record numbers of American’s now oppose the assault weapons ban) but that’s not the point here.

The point is that liberals want you to think that NRA had nothing to do with it. They want you to think that American’s want gun control, thus the NRA has no mandate.

Now check out what the leftists over at the Trace have to say:

But the NRA isn’t known for luck — it’s known for ruthlessly effective political strategy, which for decades has kept candidates it likes in power and universally popular laws it opposes off the books. It has done so by maintaining a close relationship with its large, engaged member base, whose votes politicians fear if they cross the NRA on its core positions.

What has gone less noticed is how the group has succeeding in stoking populist furor that spills well beyond the people on its email list.

The article above goes on to blame the NRA for the populist anger that elected Trump.

Progressives are trying to convince themselves that the NRA is terrible because it helped elect Trump, while simultaneously convincing themselves that the NRA had nothing to do with electing Trump because American’s love gun control.

The only way for progressives to square this circle is for them to pretend that while the NRA is very powerful, it isn’t really about gun control. Good luck with that…

 

 

 

 

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Pro-gun Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb recently gave his theory on why poor and blue collar white people voted for Trump. While Webb did acknowledge guns as one of many reasons, the biggest reason he cited is a little more obvious.

Jim Webb may not be “politically correct”, but he is correct about politics. Watch this great response by Webb below:

Jim Webb makes the case that Democrats sure as heck haven’t been showing any dignity to Trump voters. Poor white voters have a tough time believing that they have all this “white privilege” that makes life so “easy” for them. Democrats doubled down on identity politics to the point where poor white voters, as Jim Webb says, “don’t think Democrats like them.”

Threatening to throw people in jail for possessing purely cosmetic feature on firearms is another way that Democrats make it clear that they don’t like gun owners (of any race). Democrats convinced themselves that they didn’t need the votes of working class whites, gun owners, or fiscal moderates since the “future” doesn’t include those voters.

Not only did 2016 made it clear that Democrats jumped the gun. Much to their own shock, they are losing traction with Hispanic voters AND getting crushed by blue collar white voters at the same time.

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Hillary was allowed to trot out blatant lies about gun control because Donald Trump lacked the knowledge to stop her. Hillary claimed that she supports the second amendment while simultaneously supporting the legality of laws that prohibit self-defense and make ownership of virtually all handguns illegal.

Hillary claimed that she wanted to overturn the D.C. v. Heller case because the case prohibited a “common sense” law that kept guns out of the hands of toddlers. Hillary failed to mention that the law required all guns to be lock up in a manner where they would be totally unusable for self-defense, even if no toddler was in the house. The law banned all handguns, even if their was no toddler in the house. Hillary literally made up the toddler excuse, but Trump was unable to pounce on her because apparently the only thing Trump knows about the Heller case is that Hillary doesn’t like it.

Watch Hillary get away with rhetorical murder below:

Could Trump be anymore frustrating? He refuses to learn a damn thing. How many times has he met with the NRA? He still doesn’t understand what the Heller case was all about?

Hillary can get away with opposing a case that declares the Second Amendment as an individual right and at the same time claim she supports our right to bear arms.

You can’t get angry at all the low information voters in major cities who will vote against your right to bear arms this year. If the only information I had to go on was the debate, I would think that Hillary was being totally reasonable. Neither Trump nor the mainstream media could refute her. A lot of urban residents don’t care enough about gun control to research it on their own, you can’t blame them for getting snuckered by Hillary and the media. We need a nominee who understands the issue, Trump simply doesn’t get it.

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