United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In some ways, Joe Biden has only himself to blame for his lousy situation. Biden’s blunders have, for now, ensured the Second Amendment is safe on the federal level, especially with Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin again refusing to kill the filibuster.
But Second Amendment supporters must not miss this opportunity to learn the lessons from the errors made by our enemies. Is it a harsh word? Well, look at the records Biden and Kamala Harris have on the Second Amendment, and ask yourself, if even a hunter should view them as friends.
Let’s be very blunt – one of the reasons Biden is currently in the White House was because Donald Trump, for all the good he did, managed to put off a lot of people. This has been discussed before, but it clearly bears repeating: If you put off voters, you will pay. It may not be immediate, but it will happen – and it can happen at the worst time.
Remember, the 37 electoral votes of Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia were decided by roughly 45,000 votes overall. That is a “no room for error” margin in the best of circumstances, and there is an investigation into allegations of ballot harvesting in Georgia, a judge ruled against the drop boxes used by Wisconsin in 2020, and an audit of one county in Arizona turned up a lot of questions.
Since New Year’s Day, and even before it, Biden has gone all-in on treating those who don’t immediately fall in line with his positions like crap. In Georgia, he pretty much said that if people weren’t on his side to eliminate the filibuster and ram through certain items on his agenda, they were traitors.
How did that work out for Biden? Well, he didn’t succeed in getting Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (W-WV) to stop putting country before party vis-à-vis the filibuster. He managed to anger Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). Biden was even repudiated by one former ally, Tulsi Gabbard, in no uncertain terms over the way he is treating opponents of his agenda.
This is why I have been adamant in the past about the need for Second Amendment supporters to be aware of how they come across and what approach they use in the course of their advocacy for the Second Amendment. Second Amendment supporters have been hurt by those who were abusive in the past.
Being polite and showing respect never hurts Second Amendment advocacy.
Joe Biden’s actions over the last two weeks have alienated supporters. 2020 showed he had very little room to alienate supporters, and 2021 shows that it could make some real problems for Biden worse.
In the congressional midterms and the 2024 election, Second Amendment supporters have a chance to make real gains that could take advantage of the upcoming ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen and defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels. But that will only come if the lessons from the Biden blunders of the last two weeks are heeded.
About Harold Hutchison
Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.
Second Amendment Supporters Should Learn From Biden Blunders is written by Harold Hutchison for www.ammoland.com