There’s a reason gun owners make up one of the largest, most effective voter blocs in American politics. We take our freedom seriously because we feel the impact of election wins and losses in our daily lives. But with concealed carry on the march and gun sales at all time highs, have you noticed a growing number of the politically complacent in our ranks? They apparently forget how long it took to dissolve the Gun Control Act of 1968; how closely the Clinton assault weapons ban came to being permanent; and how closely the Supreme Court came to ruling that the Second Amendment doesn’t really mean what it says.
Gun owners who sit out the 2012 election surely endanger all we’ve accomplished. If we don’t “cling to our guns,” to quote President Obama, but rather reelect him and bolster him with an assortment of anti-gun cronies in Congress, we’re looking at a worst-case scenario. Power would be in the hands of those who wouldn’t know the difference between an AR-15 and a sharp stick, yet want to know and control what’s in your gun safe. If they win, you lose, and these are the top nine ways you can expect your rights to be trampled.