David and I might disagree on a lot tactics wise, but he’s absolutely right about this:
We expect politicians to champion our rights, but how many of us make it worth their while to do so on such a hot button issue–one that is radioactive in most urban locales? Yes, true, a principled person does not shrink from hoisting his colors, but most politicians, even the ones who vote our way the majority of the time, view it as but one of many issues. And even though we don’t like to hear this, most constituents do not consider gun rights their major concern.
If that’s to change, we can’t elect someone to do it for us. Representative government doesn’t mean we abdicate our own initiative and go back to sleep.
He’s absolutely right, and gun owners don’t do nearly enough to help out politicians that support them.Â It’s going to be very rare to get true believers in politics, but we do have some.Â We even have some in my district here in Bucks County.Â Yet I would have been happy to have even a dozen dedicated volunteers.