Democrats are losing the battle for more gun control.
Their efforts to destroy the Second Amendment are failing.
And one top liberal just had an awakening about why gun control doesn’t work.
Being against guns and against the Second Amendment has been Left-wing dogma in the U.S. for decades now.
The heart of the Democratic Party is the cosmopolitan elite in big cities, who typically don’t own guns and don’t know what it’s like to be around law-abiding gun owners.
Because of that, many on the Left feel afraid of guns and don’t want to be anywhere near them.
That’s why so many of them are in favor of gun control. Guns feel like a terrifying and foreign thing to them, and like so many people in politics, they want anything that they are personally uncomfortable with to be banned.
But one liberal had an awakening after the most recent mass shooting in Colorado at Club Q, a gay nightclub.
Juliette Kayyem is a former Obama administration official and a former Democrat candidate for governor of Massachusetts.
She is a well-connected liberal who has always espoused progressive points of view, especially on guns.
But she wrote an article in the Atlantic in response to the recent shooting where she had a change of heart and advocated for a new perspective on guns, and the ability of Americans to fight back against a mass shooter instead of being helpless victims.
In her article she says, “’Run, hide, fight’ has been the guiding principle in my profession – security – for decades. Running is preferred; hiding if it is the only response possible; fighting if there is no other choice. The motto describes the active-shooter-response training that has emerged for populations as diverse as high-school students, office workers, and those who are out partying on a Saturday night. No active-shooter situation is the same, so it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, of course. Younger children, for instance, are subject to controversial lockdown training instead.”
In her next paragraph, Kayyem goes after this “run, hide, fight” mentality, which she feels is a weak response to a situation that demands much more.
“If this all sounds clinical and antiseptic, it is,” she goes on to say.
“During the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, 10 of the 12 murdered students perished inside the school library – a room where they believed they could hide safely. In the years that followed, ‘Run, hide fight’ emerged as sort of a dismal new take on ‘Stop, drop, and roll.’ But fighting – or engaging with the assailant – was never really taken seriously; the British, with fewer armed civilians than the U.S. but with significant domestic-terror threats, even dropped the fight from their training and simply urge ‘Run, hide, tell” – as in tell the authorities. Something about it is quaint. I’m now asking myself whether we in the U.S. have been too dismissive about fighting back.”
If even someone like Kayyem can see the light about the need for guns to fight back, then that’s a good sign for the future of the Second Amendment in America.