Would you leave your Gun behind?

Let’s say everything in the Republican and Democratic parties stayed exactly the same on issues, politics, beliefs, e.t.c…except just one thing, and one thing only, and that is their position on Gun control. Remember, everything is the same except, Democrats are pro 2A and Republicans are anti 2A now.
Would you leave your Gun behind and remain Republican and everything else Republicans stand for?..Or does your right to bear arms supersede all else, and therefore you flip to Democrat?

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I would not leave my gun behind as the 2 A for me supersedes all the party stuff. Also I would like to add that I don’t vote because of a party line. I feel who ever is running and is the most capable in my opinion is who I would vote for.

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That is not the only difference between the Democrats and Republican. Republicans oppose abortion, Democrats support abortion through the 9th month. Republicans want secure borders and legal immigration by law aiding people who will an asset to the USA. Democrats everyone is welcome, no legal checks, no health checks, and when you come every thing is free, Democrats socialism or a form of it. Republicans want to reward hard work, help you start a business (less regulations) get people off welfare by providing the opportunity to find a job, and work your way up. Democrats want to let trans-sexual males compete against women in sports (and win everything) despite that their muscle mass remains male. Its not the party, it your beliefs and how close the party you support matches all of them. There are people who are Democrats who support the 2nd Amendment. They just have to let all the politicians in their state or county know their view on that issue and hope with the strength of numbers (like Virginia) the politicians realize they are on the wrong side of the issue.

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but would you leave your Gun behind?

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I am for whatever party makes sense and is for my rights without giving handouts to anyone who would choose not to work for them.

Right now the party that best fits is are Republicans.

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I doubt I’d leave my gun behind for anything… “shall not be infringed.”

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I’m Independent & cannot support either of the 2 major parties wholeheartedly. With that said, I cannot abandon the 2nd Amendment. It protects all the others. Could I be a single-issue voter? :thinking:
I’ve heard it said that “moral men don’t choose between the lesser of 2 evils…” I agree with that sentiment. :muscle:t5::v:t5:

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I don’t remember if it’s rule number 1 or rule number 26, but I was trained you NEVER give up your firearm, ever. The only reason my firearm would be left behind is the magazine is empty and I’m dead.
It’s just one of the reasons our sidearm was attached to us with a lanyard while standing watch. Some of today’s 1911’s still have the capability to attach a lanyard eg: Kimber Covert.
Furthermore the 2A is and always will be in affect in this country. If and only we properly teach the next generation how important it really is. Right now they may be getting a quick lesson in constitutional law and the freedoms it provides this great nation.

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I think of myself as an American first and foremost, with any party affiliation being based on a candidate’s views of, and plans for, the issues that are important to me. The party that could get me to surrender the Constitutional rights we enjoy in this country doesn’t now, nor will it ever, exist.

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I believe that anyone who is a single topic voter, no matter the topic, should have their voting rights revoked. It is like holding yourself and your country hostage.

I think that most folks who like something, whether firearms, real butter, or cigarettes, are going to find a way to be around those things regardless of what they tell others.

But to satisfy your question, I’d still be independent, and vote for the person who I think could and would do the best job for the majority (not for me).

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I’m an independent. And I vote for the person that I feel will do the best job regardless of party. And NO I would not leave my guns and ammo behind.

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Politics or political affiliation doesn’t define me. Political parties do not define the Constitution.
The Constitution stands alone. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. :wink:

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I would stay a Reg.Ind.

It’s a good question and I’ve given it a lot of thought. I am not necessarily a single issue voter (and so am fairly Independent), but I think the 2A is my line in the sand of not crossing. I would start voting for more Democratic candidates if the parties flipped platforms and those candidates did indeed back the ideas of 2A rights.

Having said all that, I don’t know how hard a pill it would be to swallow as the ideas/principles that tend to lead people/candidates to be pro-2A are the same ideas and principles that lead me to agree with them on other issues such as smaller Federal Gov’t, reduced taxes, etc. So I’m not sure a party could simple flip on one single issue without reviewing their stance on all the others.

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@Ben_Blanc
I don’t care what they call themselves once a party starts taking away amendments they aren’t my party. I cannot see giving up my weapons guaranteed by the second amendment any more than I could support giving up the first, forth and fifth amendment. There are some issues where compromise is surrender “single” or not. Some of us fought and watched our friends die so the constitution and the amendments could be protected for our nation. When someone wants to take those rights away I don’t what that person in my fox hole, I don’t want then on my six and I don’t want them on my side. I want them out front where I can see them all the time. And no I am not willing to “work around” a principal. So my guns stay with me no matter what side that puts me on. If that sounds narrow and suborn, it just might be.

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No. I wouldn’t vote Democrat either

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I would never vote for any one of any party who is opposed to my core beliefs, period. You cannot “compromise” on truth. What’s right will alway be right, what’s wrong will never be, whatever way the wind is blowing at a particular moment.

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Then here is an interesting question. As people get let’s call it, less smart/knowledgeable, what if this right fell out of favor by both parties. then what?

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Extremely valid question especially as we move further and further away from the origination date of the Constitution, and we (royal we) continue to pat ourselves on the back as having “evolved” or progressed as a society beyond the need for such antiquated laws.

It’s a very real threat/concern that one day the 2nd Amendment could be Constitutionally eliminated. All we can do is attempt to educate the youth of today as of the importance of having one’s God given rights of self defense called out as the Government not having a right to infringe upon it.

What happens if/when that date comes? I don’t know, establish a colony on the Moon and/or Mars and start over? I really don’t know. I pray we never have to find out.

Those who want to pat themselves on the back for having evolved beyond the wisdom of our Constitution should take a look around; they won’t have to look far for the power hungry, who, almost 250 years after the Constitution was written, are actively trying to subdue those who don’t think as they would like us to. That innovative document spells out the most fundamental animal rights of every person ever born, not to bestow them upon us, but to shine a light on those who would rob us of them. In their collective wisdom, those great men foresaw that the nature of man would never change, but would be repeated through the ages, as history teaches it has been for ages past. Antiquated though the document may be, the wisdom of the ages is contained therein to protect what is given us by our Creator, which no man has a right to take.

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