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What is Happening?

If you have been following just about any gun related website in the past 24 hours, you probably know that our allies are dropping like flies. Yesterday NBC Sports cancelled “all gun related programming” including ‘3 Gun Nation’. Discovery cancelled ‘American Guns’. Dick’s Sporting Goods has halted the sales of all semi-automatic rifles. Wal-Mart is no longer selling Bushmaster AR-15’s. Cheap Than Dirt! has halted the sale of all firearms, jacked the prices on gun related items, and generally abandoned their target market.

Why is this happening? I understand that businesses want to show that they are doing something to prevent another tragedy like what happened in Newtown, CT, but why would a place like Cheaper Than Dirt! abandon selling all firearms?

Even one of my favorite broadcasters, Jason Lewis, who has always been a strong advocate of gun rights, came out on the air Monday saying that we should compromise, and give the anti-gun left a magazine capacity ban, while at the same time acknowledging that it will do nothing to stop crime.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I almost feel like there is something more going on behind the scenes that these retailers are not telling us.

Marksmanship, concealed carry, legal firearm ownership, and the shooting sports are nothing to be ashamed of, so don’t let the anti-gun left guilt you into giving up your rights.

Be ready to write letters, make phone calls, and send emails.

I’ll leave you today with a quote from James Madison from Federalist #46, in which Madison argues that the people of the United States have a unique right to bear arms, unlike much of the rest of the world.

“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it.”

— James Madison

Federalist #46

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

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