A New Year’s tradition at Gun Rights Examiner is to suggest resolutions gun owners can make that will help them promote and preserve the right to keep and bear arms. These are typically not very expensive, time-consuming or difficult to keep, yet individually they can make a difference in our lives, and cumulatively, they can help shape the environment we live in.
As this column observed yesterday, much of the current mess we find ourselves in -- from a renewed anti-gunner feeding frenzy demanding new edicts and bans, to the shortages we see enabling prices in some quarters to rise through the roof -- can be attributed, at least in part, to gun owner detachment, apathy, and unwillingness to personally share in the burdens of gun rights activism. That’s a shame, because it really doesn’t require a lot of effort to get and stay engaged, and the personal rewards and friendships made can be invaluable.
My resolution from last year, a repeat of my goal from 2010, is one that I almost kept, with just a brief interruption due to my father’s passing:
I will do something every day to promote and/or defend the right to keep and bear arms.
What to do?
It doesn't matter. Something. Get in the habit. Get in the practice. Ideas will start to come naturally.
If every gun owner made a commitment to doing this, we would have a very different social and political climate.
If you’re open to specific ideas and suggestions, I have a link list at the end of last year’s column of previous resolution articles that I wrote a few years before. Take a moment and check out the ones that sound like they may interest you, or if you have something to add, please share it with the rest of us.
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