U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The NRA will not get the credit deserved in the Trump win, and #nevertrump sold us out.
In North Carolina and Ohio better than 1 in 10 of all TV ads were paid for by NRA funding. In Pennsylvania, it was 1 in 20. Additionally, the NRA had massive get out the vote campaigns in every swing state. As a gun owner and 2nd Amendment supporter there is no surprise for me that these States voted to preserve their 2nd Amendment rights. The NRA invested $50 million in preserving our rights. Super PACs run by Carl Rove and other #nevertrump Washington insiders sat out the election, leaving gun owners and the NRA to shoulder the burden. (A note on this at the end of the article.)
Remember the GOP was supposed to lose the Senate? The NRA picked a handful of swing states and poured in money and volunteers. Senators’ Burr, Rubio, Blunt, Young, Heck, and Portman were all backed by the NRA. Only Heck in Nevada failed to win his seat. The Senate stayed in Republican hands.
The left will tell you the NRA did this to help the GOP. The NRA did this to preserve the Senate in the hands of patriots who respect the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution. If this election taught us anything, it was that we could not trust the GOP to protect the 2A.
GOD BLESS THE NRA!
So let me be frank and brutal, we all know the repeal of McDonald and Heller teamed with the loss of the PLCAA would have ended gun ownership with our generation. The #nevertrump crowd just didn’t care. Better Hillary Clinton put political hacks on the SCOTUS than Tump with the election. Better our right to own a firearm be stripped away than Trump wins the election.
This group of dedicated insiders sold out 100,000,000 gun owners.
They passed on protecting the Constitution, and they failed us as Americans. They KNEW the type judges Hillary Clinton would appoint and they still would not fight to oppose her. We must remember who they are, what they did and never trust them again.
When we needed them, these self-serving cowards left us high and dry.
Any #nevertrump office holder should face a primary challenge which has the full support and backing of gun owners.
Donald J. Trump helped create a massive social network. It still exists and has not yet realized its power; we should make it a point to keep this group alive and active.
Draining the Swamp means more than just getting rid of corrupt politicians, it means getting rid of those who do not respect the Constitution as well. It means remembering those who were willing to let their petty jealousies stand before protecting our rights.
About Don McDougall:
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.