As for the fate of the bill in Ashland, or for similar bills in communities throughout the Republic, it is imperative to understand that, as an ordinance this column has been following in Burlington, Vt. has demonstrated, gun owners ignore what is happening in their own home towns at their peril. At the very least, the activities of city governments must be monitored, and that means activists must know how to obtain agendas before meetings, how to retrieve minutes afterward, and how to attend and speak at meetings when public awareness and participation is necessary.
In short, that is our job. That’s because the fight goes to our very doors. And make no mistake, it is personal, because guess who will go to jail for running afoul of local edicts? The antis don’t care that you have other things to do with your time, and other things to expend your attention, energies and resources toward.
FK – Our jobs indeed, as members of a representative republic, whose right, duty and responsibility it is to not only pay attention and be politically active but to prepare for what will ultimately be required if/when our domestic blood enemies, our greatest enemies, get their way or are forced into a corner politically and return to their violent ways.