- Aug 6, 2019
- Reaction score
- Bridgeport, CT
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Despite NRA Woes, Gun Owner Voter Turnout Likely To Be Massive
Democrats are giddy at the notion that the NRA spending much of its money on mounting legal fees and under gunned for the coming political fight might be largely irrelevant this election cycle. What they are grossly miscalculating, however, is the resolve of gun owners who comprise perhaps the nation's largest voting bloc. Gun owners see the President as a steadfast ally. Conversely, they tend to see Democrats the way ship captains view icebergs. Senator Biden famously said, if elected, he'd turn gun confiscation duties over to Beto O'Rourke, in an exchange that did far more to motivate gun owners than anything the NRA could have concocted in their war room.
Somewhere in the halls of the Trump campaign there will surely emerge ads celebrating the Biden-O'Rourke epiphany on guns. Those ads will play well in places like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina not so coincidentally all battleground states. Despite Biden's current lead in the polls, don't be surprised if the Democrat's miscalculation on the issue turns this election into their Dewey versus Truman moment, for gun owners seldom forget and there are 150 million of them, far more than have ever belonged to the NRA.