That might be true, but if we give up because these politicritters act like politicritters we don’t advance our goals.
Keep pounding these offices with messages and phone calls. If we don’t engage with them constantly, and then hold them accountable, we can cry all we want but it’s partly our fault for not getting engaged in the fight.
Unlike a self-defense encounter where avoiding a fight entirely is a win for us, in these things if we don’t engage we mostly guarantee that we’ll lose. The anti-rights movement has a very powerful desire to see us disarmed, and they are well organized and highly funded. Let’s not give them any more advantages by not engaging in the fight, or not funding organizations that fight for our goals, or not voting in elections because “we are not political”.
Our founding fathers gave us a republic for a reason, it is up to us to defend it if we want to keep it. These past few years have shown that we can win when we stay engaged at the voting booth (Virginia), in congress (delay or even shelving of unconstitutional bills), in state congresses (Constitutional Carry, 2A Sanctuary movement), and in the courts (Miller, Heller, Bruen). To protect our rights, engaging vigorously in the political process (voting, donating, e-mails, phone calls and visits to your representatives) is a far less painful and messy option to achieving our 2A protection goals than the alternative.
From 1774 to 1782 the British had many victories, but we had a bigger resolve. In the end, we won. However, that is a very bloody alternative, and was a last resort after years and years of political wrangling and fighting.
It took 50 years to overturn Roe v. Wade. And it will take many more years of continuous political fights to keep it that way. It took 89 years to abolish slavery, and another 100 years for the civil rights movement to finally win. Don’t despair because we got our nose bloodied in the political arena with the passage of this bill in the house, keep in the fight. Our Senators and Representatives betrayed our cause, so what? Keep fighting, get them replaced in primaries, and don’t let the other side out vote us, as they often do.
If we become complacent we have no one to blame but ourselves.