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It is always darkest before the dawn

07 Nov
It is always darkest before the dawn

Well…that was disappointing   Not that Romney was a very impressive candidate or a champion of the 2nd Amendment, but he was still better than Mr. “I’m gonna abolish the 2nd Amendment under the radar” Obama.  Here’s a list of pros and cons that we can expect to see over the next 4 years.

I’ll start with the cons:

The Democrats maintained the Senate.  Meaning that anti gun Harry Reid is still calling the shots on what gets out of committee and what doesn’t.  Don’t expect to see too many pro gun bills moving forward.  They also have a majority to vote on Supreme Court Justices. The Republicans blew every possibility to take the Senate that they could.  Through ignorance, missteps and bumbled words the Republicans shot themselves in the foot.  I’m looking directly at Akin on this.

Obama, with his Senate Majority will push to have the UN Small Arms Treaty ratified thus crippling the gun industry and forcing a national registration of all privately owned guns in America.  While they need 2/3’s of the Senate to ratify, they still are in the drivers seat and you never know what they might promise in order to get a few weak willed Senators to come to cross the ailsle.

He WILL appoint at least one more anti gun Supreme Court Justice who will probably serve on the bench for 30 years.   I commented on this blog yesterday that it wasn’t that I was as worried at the next 4 years as I was for the next 40.  This was what i was referring too.  I suggest, if you are a gun owner, that you hope or pray that Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito and Roberts are in good health and stay that way.   Unfortunately, since Ginsberg is most likely to step down this term, instead of strengthening the 2nd Amendment Majority on the court we will simply tread water.  This was probably the most  damaging result of the election as it is.  We could have solidified the courts opinion that the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right for decades to come.  Now we are still one simple vote away from washing it from the books.

The problem with not taking the senate is that pro gun measures will hardly ever make it out of committee.  Harry Reid is still in control of the Senate.  The only way to stop gun control activist Justices is to filibuster and you can only go to that well so many times.

We will not get any pro gun legislation signed into law on its own.  We may get to attach some little crumbs to a bill that Obama needs to sign and get a symbolic victory but do not expect to see National Reciprocity for your CCW in the next four years, it will not happen.

Pros

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

It’s not much…but it is hope.  This wasn’t some mandate that Obama can cling to saying that the people have resoundingly propelled him back to the White House.  Romney was a flawed candidate but even still came within half a percentage point of winning.  Obama had 10 million LESS people vote for him this time.  Perhaps America is beginning to see where this President desires to take us and is waking up.  I hope so or the America that I new and loved, the one Reagan called a shining city on the hill will crumble into the sea.

If that city can still be found in 4 years I pray that someone like Reagan will be there to lead us back to it.

 

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “It is always darkest before the dawn

  1. Ann L. Lowenstein

    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I just sincerely hope and pray we actually HAVE a real election (as opposed to a Venezuela-or-North-Korea-style “election”) in four years…

     
  2. DSmith556

    November 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

    On the bright side, those of us who wrote in Ron Paul or voted Gary Johnson have now proven to the Republican party that they need us. It gives us a *lot* of leverage to force them to make good choices next time.

     
    • Tony Oliva

      November 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Indeed you have DSmith and it is a lesson I hope that will be learned in 4 years. So we get a real pro gun libertarian minded candidate on the ticket. Then we can go about trying to repair the damage these next four years will yield.

       
    • Applaled

      November 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Your kidding right? You throw your vote away so you could be right! You might as well have voted for the Socialist Party. Wake up and say good by to your liberty! Not only do we not need you we have uncloaked the cowards. Better to know where you really stand than to count you as one of our own, Just wear a big O on your shirt so that when they come and get you they will say, never mind they are not a threat these are the cowards that allowed the president elect to strip them of their rights.

       
  3. Jaybuck

    November 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Today is the time to begin planing for viable candidates. We don’t need a dozen applicants spending millions. We just need one that is running for the people & not the parties. The people will do the right thing for the right candidate regardless of the money & party influence.

     
    • Tony Oliva

      November 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

      I think you’re right Jay. Something that the liberal press isn’t going to highlight too much is that obama lost 15% of his support from 2 years ago and Romney was only about .025 of the vote. This is a country waking up. It will be primed for a person who comes along and wants to do right by the people in 2016.

       
  4. Cliff Williams

    November 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Boehner should attach reciprocity to any debt ceiling raise. Not that I want the debt ceiling raised.

     
  5. Jason

    November 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Reagan talked a lot better game than he played. We need a true Constitutionalist in office. The GOP went more statist against a statist President and lost. What really happened is the people and America lost but we were going to lose no matter which one of those clowns won. American values on individual liberty can win an election but the statists who believe in big government on both sides won’t allow that race to be held. Look at what they did to Ron Paul.

     
  6. Jim Hirschberg

    November 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Tony- you forgot about states standing up and passing 10th Amendment “line in the sand” to stop the Federal government from trampling our rights. Possibly even leaving the union. NULLIFY!
    Applaled: I’m amazed that people who vote for the lesser of two evils then wonder why we’re governed by evil people. The Republican party deserves a black eye for giving us two anti-gun statists in the last two elections. Shame on them and shame on anyone supporting despots.

     
  7. Mike

    November 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I like how you have a Ronald Reagan quote. For a “Conservative” he was no friend to gun owners.

     
  8. Jean Mercier

    November 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Holy shit were in a lot of trouble now !!!!!

     

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