It’s been over a week since a madman launched a deadly attack in Las Vegas that killed and wounded hundreds of people.
Wyoming residents, including some folks in Gillette, were amongst the wounded.
The pictures and videos that have emerged from that night are difficult to watch and even more difficult to understand –- and compounded by the fact that we may never know the motive behind this attack.
Here’s what we know is true: every time a shooting like this happens, the radical gun control crowd from Cheyenne to D.C. uses the blood of the innocent victims to try to guilt gun owners into submission.
They are counting on you and me cowering in the corner, and giving them a chance to pass gun control — as though somehow we are responsible for this heinous action.
As you may have heard, the NRA has already conceded the fight and announced that they are willing to allow the ‘bump stocks’ that were presumably used in this case to be heavily regulated.
Congressmen and Senators alike, both Republicans and Democrats, are banding together to call for more gun control.
Most are licking their lips, hoping that this “small gun control bill” is the start of something much bigger.
In fact, when she asked whether this proposal to regulate ‘bump stocks’ would be a slippery slope for more gun control, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “I certainly hope so.”
Here in Wyoming, anti-gun legislators and weak-kneed ‘allies’ are hoping that Gov. Mead’s veto of our bill last session plus the tragedy in Las Vegas will keep gun owners from trying to pass Stand-Your-Ground law next session.
Many of you have contacted us, asking what gun owners in Wyoming should do regarding this ‘bump stock’ issue at the federal or state level.
Here’s our reply to our members, the media, and anyone else: law abiding gun owners had nothing to do with the events that took place in Las Vegas last week and we are not going to surrender any of our rights due to a media- hyped guilt trip!
And make no mistake, this has nothing to do with ‘bump stocks,’ and whether you love or hate ‘bump stocks’ is irrelevant.
This is an obvious attempt by the gun control crowd to try to guilt Congressional leadership into putting a gun control bill on the floor of Congress.
From there it can go anywhere, via amendments.
Don’t take our word for it, Google it!
Even if ‘all’ they do is ban ‘bump stocks,’ it sends a message that gun owners are the responsible ones and our rights have to be diminished because of the actions of a madman, meaning they attack a little more each time!
Of course, the feckless Rep. Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House) has already conceded the fight too -– indicating his support of regulating these ‘bump stocks’ and opening the door on more gun control.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of being told that I’m somehow guilty because someone else used a gun to commit murder!
What happened in Las Vegas had nothing to do with guns, and everything to do with pure evil in the heart of the people or persons who pulled the trigger.
Now, please help us stop this legislation before it ever gets off the ground, by contacting your federal legislators using the information provided below:
Your message to all of them is very simple: Hold the line and oppose any new gun control, no matter who authors it or what the NRA says about it. Period!
And when you’re done, please consider joining or renewing your support in Wyoming Gun Owners.
No organization fights harder for your gun rights in Cheyenne for your gun rights than we do.
No organization instills fear in the hearts of gun-grabbers in the Capitol like we do.
And no organization will push harder to continue to expand our gun rights next session than we will!
Whatever you do, make sure you contact Congresswoman Cheney and both of your Senators immediately, that’s most important.
P.S. Watching the NRA, Speaker Paul Ryan, and countless other weak-kneed ‘pro-gun allies’ cave in to the demands of the anti-gun crowd over the last week has just about made me sick.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of my rights being threatened every time some madman with a gun opens fire!
So with gun control legislation being drafted, please contact Wyoming’s congressional leaders immediately and insist that they vote “NO” on any gun control.
And, when you’re done, please join Wyoming Gun Owners right away. No one fights harder in Cheyenne for the Second Amendment.