In the flurry of news yesterday and today concerning social media giants like YouTube and Redditt deciding to jump on the ever-popular anti-gun bandwagon, this statement stuck out to me from this article:
“2018 is starting to sound a lot like “1984.” Orwell may have been right, he just didn’t expect that it would be corporations and not the government playing Big Brother.”
Traditionally, we (law abiding gun owners and supporters of the Second Amendment) have always assumed the enemy to the 2A and our Right to Bear Arms has been liberal elements within the government and their weak minded gender neutral SJW constituents.
But what if the paradigm has shifted?
What if now the real threat to the Second Amendment is no longer liberals within the Government but private businesses?
As an example, consider how Dick’s Sporting Good recently decided to STOP selling AR-15 rifles altogether.
Now I realize at first glance this theory does not seem very plausible. After all, private businesses do not hold any legislative or judicial power to make or change laws, and if a company does something a group does not like, they can just be boycotted, so where is the real threat you ask?
The threat, as I see it, is twofold.
The first deals with Information Warfare.
“Taking control of the narrative” is something I have studied a lot about. Historically, it applies to Guerilla Warfare and the manipulation of the masses in terms of currying public support for a cause. In modern parlance, it refers to how powerful social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Redditt shape people’s opinions about hot-button topics (lately the subject of ‘fake news’ has been all the rage). It is estimated that close to 70% of all adults get their news from social media sources. Now consider the people who own and run these sites and their overall agenda. Most all these people are flaming liberals. The silicon valley crowd especially. Not exactly gun friendly to say the least, right?
The second part of the threat deals with Finances and Banks.
“This policy will apply across the firm, including to small business, commercial and institutional clients, as well as credit card partners, whether co-brand or private label. Under the policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these current best practices: (1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.”
Not Good Folks.
Now for a worst case scenario.
Give all of this some time (say two years down the road when a democrat is in the White House or maybe if Trump is swayed by persuasive Democrats?) and the Federal Government sees the trend that Private Business wants to “regulate” firearms and of course, being liberals, decides to jump in to help. The unholy union of Big Government and Private Business combine forces to destroy Constitutional Freedoms. You do not have to be a legal genius to see where all this is going. Universal Background checks, assault weapons ban, High Capacity magazine bans, etc., etc.
This is the beginning of the Death of the Second Amendment friends.
UNLESS….we as Citizens stand up to this lunacy!
If you are a customer of ANY of these company’s services, write them and let them know how you feel about it!
I am not a legal scholar but I think there is grounds of Anti-Trust and Discrimination lawsuits here.
Write your Congressman and Senators and request their help with Regulatory legislation on these banks that want to pursue these non-sensical policies. In short, do not be silent!
Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!
Some more reading on YouTube’s New Anti-Gun Policies