Folks, I realize we have a pretty diverse group here, and that opinions of jury decisions, news articles, Rittenhouse, Arbery, Floyd, Biden, Trump are all over the map. I get that.
But I’d like to suggest to the assembled masses that what we are about here, and what USCCA is about, is responsible gun ownership, period. We’re not about overthrowing the government, or hating Biden or Trump, or any political party. We’re about how to be responsible as we exercise our 2A rights in a crazy world.
Personally, I think it’s eminently helpful to discuss how to AVOID ever using our tools to save our lives. Evade and avoid should be one of our #1 topics of discussion.
I do NOT think it’s helpful to try to figure out “hey, can I use my gun when someone is stealing candy from a baby” (ok, that’s an exaggeration just for the fun of it) or endless debates about court decisions. IMHO, these sorts of discussions do not help us to be responsible, defensive, avoidant and evading gun owners.
Wanna talk about tools and tactics? Great, I love that stuff!
But for everything else, let me propose that we all rally around the common topics we all believe in, which is keeping ourselves and our loved-ones safe by avoiding, evading and, as an absolute last resort, defending with force. Much beyond that, and I think we start looking unbalanced.
And make no mistake - our words here are being read by the broader world. We present ourselves as a community, and one way or another, people will judge our words here. Let’s make sure our words and ideas help further the cause of responsible, 2A rights.