United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The start of a new year is here, and as is the tradition, New Year’s resolutions will be made. While all too often, those resolutions are history by the end of January, Second Amendment supporters should be determined to keep their 2022 New Year’s resolutions. But what should they be?
Register New Voters
Let’s face it, anti-Second Amendment extremists are registering eligible voters, so we need to make sure every eligible citizen who supports the Second Amendment is also registered to vote. If some shocking numbers are correct, this alone could be the difference between victory and defeat in the swing states that put an anti-Second Amendment extremist in the White House.
Just as important in the early part of 2022 is to vet the candidates for federal, state, and local office. The fact is, if you don’t want to be stuck with a disappointment like Larry Hogan or an enigma like Dr. Oz, you need to figure out who the best alternative to those candidates are – if they are in the field.
Ask the tough questions now but keep an open mind about the options. Remember, the first vote Susan Collins cast in the Senate after 2020 was against Chuck Schumer. If Schumer is the minority leader, he can’t do things like nuke the filibuster.
Pass Legislation To Fight Financial Deplatforming
Yes, social media censors Second Amendment supporters. Yes, we have serious threats from Gavin Newsom and other inventive anti-Second Amendment extremists. But if the firearms industry or “gun promotion organizations” (read: pro-Second Amendment organizations and outlets like Ammoland) on a financial blacklist, the Second Amendment will be history. State versions of the Freedom Financing Act must be the top legislative priority of Second Amendment supporters.
Make The Case to Everyone
If the 2021 election teaches Second Amendment supporters anything, they need to learn that the voters we don’t reach out to are the ones we will not have a chance to win over. Like Susan Collins, Glenn Youngkin has shown Second Amendment supporters an important technique in how to win elections in hostile territory.
Given the political landscape in Virginia, Youngkin may not be at the level of Josh Hawley in defending the Second Amendment, but his techniques have much to commend themselves to Second Amendment supporters.
Turn Out The Votes
Of course, all of the above will not matter if we do not get every pro-Second Amendment voter out to the polls. Know the laws governing elections and absentee ballots in your state and/or locality and get the vote out as aggressively as possible while staying within the law. Campaign like your First and Second Amendment rights are at stake… because they really are at stake.
Second Amendment supporters have a lot of work to do in 2022. The crucial task will be to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels this coming November. Then comes the task of replacing the Biden-Harris regime with a pro-Second Amendment President and Vice President.
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.