Skip to comments.Jackpot: The murmur is ‘register to vote’ and ‘protect SCOTUS’
Posted on 01/18/2012 7:08:25 AM PST by marktwain
LAS VEGAS To chat with many of the firearms retailers and other firearms industry folks at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show here, one might get the impression that it is not only the biggest firearms trade show in the country, it is also something of a grassroots political gathering.
This column discussed the election overtones earlier. The talk today began with casual chat involving one of the many knife people here, and it quickly turned to the political picture. This column was urged, nay, implored, to stress the necessity for firearms people to be sure they are registered to vote, and then cast their ballots in November.
The fear is a second Obama term in which he did not have to worry about re-election would be a disaster for civil rights, and especially the Second Amendment. President Obama could, and would likely have an opportunity during the next four years, to appoint more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, where only one vote would change the gun rights landscape, even with the Heller and McDonald rulings.
A second Obama term could do more damage to the national economy, perhaps permanent damage. Retailers and firearms manufacturers have an economic stake in the countrys future. They are taxpayers and voters.
Four more years of Obama, said one man who sells firearms in Colorado, would mean that he and his administration, could press for the kind of gun control measures people have feared from the moment he was inaugurated in 2009. The difference is that for the past four years, hes been running for election in 2012.
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If he gets another 4 years he will have his mandate real or fraudulent and he will finish the job across the board.
if you ever get the chance go this is a huge show and it takes days to see
I have been there a few times. I look forward to attending in the future. Family obligations precluded my attending this year.