Gun Owners Blamed
For The Loss of Gun Rights
Owners Are All Bark and no Bite!
3, 2003 - It has been suspected for quite some
time that gun owners were generally all mouth and no action.
But, we really didn't understand the gravity of the situation
until we received an email from John Brantuk, 2002 candidate
for the 56th Assembly District in Southern California. John
is upset, and he has every right to be. John had a shot
of winning his district had he received the pro-gun vote.
Southern Californians don't need to be told how pro-Second
Amendment John is. Suffice it to say, he's one of those
rare types who makes protecting our Second Amendment rights
a top priority in his personal and public life. But, the
information he sent in his email is the type of information
that makes the hearts soar of gun grabber Don Perata and
other liberals of his ilk in Sacramento. It is the kind
of information liberals know about, but very few pro-gun
types are willing to acknowledge. So who got the pro-gun
vote instead of John Brantuk? The answer is most disappointing.
took a look at a list of people that regularly attended
gun shows in his district. He compared the attendee list
to voter registration lists to determine how many of the
12,000 gun show attendees were registered to vote.
you want to guess the results? Would you say only half are
registered? You would be considered an eternal optimist
if that was your guess. How about 30%? Well, you're getting
closer, but you still have a long, long way to go. How about
10%. No, you're still too high. No... I'm not kidding. Try
about 670 people. That's a whopping 5.6% of gun show attendees
are registered to vote. Now, of those 670, an optimistic
number of those who voted would probably range at about
50%. That means of the 12,000 gun show attendees only about
335 probably voted. Ok, that's being a little harsh. I'll
give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that all 670
voted. Somehow inflating the number won't make most feel
all that much better about the whole thing.
problem is, there is no pro-gun vote in California.
John didn't get the pro-gun vote, but neither did anyone
else! It doesn't exist because the overwhelming majority
of gun owners don't vote. And the liberals know it and act
upon it with impunity. They don't fear California gun owners!
Why would they? Gun owners certainly won't vote them out
John Brantuk's results indicative of the rest of California?
Sure they are. In fact, most professional pollsters use
around 1000 people to achieve very accurate results. John
had 12,000 gun owners on a list and registered voting lists
that simply don't lie. This is pure data. Not thoughts,
not polls, not desires. It's the real thing, and unfortunately
it is fact!
bottom line is gun owners could own California if they vote.
John Brantuk would be in the state assembly this very day
protecting gun owner's rights along with dozens of other
newly elected pro-gun legislators. Instead, gun owners lament
the demise of Second Amendment rights and take NO ACTION
to resolve it. Gun owners are the problem in California.
They're all bark and no bite.
owners avail themselves of the right to participate in freedom
of speech on the net, but do nothing to preserve it. They
complain endlessly about erosion of Second Amendment rights,
but do nothing to change it. Gun owners claim they'll have
to pry their guns from their 'cold dead hands' before allowing
them to be confiscated. But, gun owners don't vote because
they're afraid to be on a government list? California gun
owners aren't scaring anyone with their bravado, least of
all liberal politicians. If gun owners can't demand their
rights in the voting booth, it is easily assumed they'll
fold like the paper tiger they're perceived to be when they
come knocking for their guns.
the other hand, those who do vote deserve a medal because
they're a rare breed of people. Very rare as the numbers
go. They are so out of the mainstream they could almost
be classified as a radical fringe group. Those who don't
vote deserve a bigger medal hung around they're neck and
a short plank into the Pacific because that's all they're
worth... fish food.
lot of people think erroneously that California is hopeless
because liberals outnumber conservatives. It's clear gun
owners outnumber themselves. Gun owners are engaged in an
act of self-flagellation. They love victims and they are
it. They wallow in their own self-pity claiming this or
that pro-gun group, Northern California liberals, or the
Brady Bunch are their downfall.
it is point blank. There is no one else to blame. 'We
have met the enemy and it is us.' Only when gun
owners finally take charge of their destiny will all this
anti-gun nonsense come to an end. Until then, hope and pray
gun owners take action at the polls before they knock on
your door demanding your firearms. If California reaches
that point, it's too late because most of you cannot be
depended on to do anything. You've already proven that.
Brantuk is going to run again in 2004. For the life of me,
I can't imagine why he would waste his time if he can't
count on gun owners to get him into office. But John is
a driven man with a vision of saving gun rights in California.
If you are inclined, there are few people in this state
that deserve gun owner's support more than John. Visit his
site and donate. Then register to vote online using the
link below and start participating in the only process that
will make a difference. VOTE!
final comment. Can you imagine John's shock as he matched
up gun show attendees to voter lists and recognized fellow
gun owners in the community who "support" him,
only to find the people who talk a good game aren't even
registered to vote? A lesser person would have thrown in
the towel and called it quits. Don't be a big mouth spouting
about how no one in California is protecting your rights.
It starts with you. If you can't do anything about it, don't
expect your neighbors to do something. They probably aren't
voting either so it's up to you, the individual gun owner
to make a difference.
your check or money order payable to "Brantuk For Assembly"
and mail it to:
Brantuk For Assembly
P.O. Box 171
Whittier, CA 90608
Or donate online at:
(562) 698-2870 Phone
(562) 698-2810 Fax
useful with your life and register, then vote!
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