“Cyberspace and Guns”
I feel compelled tonight to share a bit of rambling about guns, the 2nd Amendment and the importance of being connected. I want to congratulate RidersUSA and every other Pro 2nd Amendment group involved on a great event this past February at the Capitol. Though I was 1860 miles away, I was able to see the end results through cyberspace.
This brings me to my subject at hand. The importance of staying connected and informed of what is happening on the 2nd Amendment front. Seeing all those freedom loving people in Arizona getting together like that warmed heart during another fine Wisconsin winter. People from all walks of life, enjoying and supporting their God given right to express and support the 2nd.
Coming on the heels of the rally in Virginia and others around the country (with more coming) I thought it important to put a word out there about the importance of staying connected and supporting other events. I have a few connections that I follow online and garner a good amount of information and opinions and most rewardingly, some great firearm training information. I am going to share some of those with you, though none are approved or endorsed by RidersUSA or its Board (hopefully the editors don’t cut it).
One of my favorites is a YouTube channel called iraqvet8888, if you’re not familiar with Eric and Chad I recommend that you check them out, while you may or may not like their message, they share some great information, 2A news, and firearms related discussion. I’ve watched these guys for years and have learned some cool stuff from both young men.
If you’re into old military and getting great information from a wealth of knowledge I recommend Military Arms Channel. Tim is a guy who truly appreciated fine military firearms, has an incredible collection and is also very well connected and respected in the world of the 2A community. He’s not only well spoken but he’s also a great voice for “No more new gun laws” and has been represented by the GOA in some important legal hearings. He’s a GREAT source of what’s going on with laws across the country.
I bring this up because one of my goals from here in Wisconsin is to put the bike on the road and go and support some neighboring states 2nd Amendment rallies. It’s important that we never ever let the state know how many we are when we come together under one calling. Politicians get nervous when thousands of 2nd Amendment loving patriots stand up to be counted. We cannot let the momentum slowdown in 2020 and I think it’s important that we all take part in every way we can. Make no mistake, they’re coming for your guns. Whether calling themselves Democrats, Socialist or Republican or Libertarian they are slowly pecking away, one red law after the other. I challenge each one who reads my miniscule thoughts on the subject, to get involved with the 2nd Amendment community. Whether you’re pro NRA or anti NRA or a member of any other gun group. I urge you to sign up with them all. Find out where rallies are and attend them if you can.
Get connected online and follow some gun channels if you don’t already. You’ll be amazed at what you don’t know that you should know. One of the cool things about the internet is the people that you can meet and become good friends with. The most solid connections I have made with people has usually centered on my love for the shooting sports and firearms. There is not a finer group of people…. well…. except bikers maybe, but I don’t know a biker that doesn’t love firearms, though I have met some firearm owners that didn’t like bikers.
I think that it’s incredibly important that regardless of what the coronavirus hype is doing, or who’s running against Trump it’s important to stay connected and keep the momentum of the 2nd moving forward. There are 50 YouTube gun channels I could recommend but I hope you will take a couple of minutes and find some that you like and stay connected and informed with up to the minute updates in most cases.
Till next time, go spend time with an old friend, none of us are getting out of here alive.
The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RidersUSA, Inc.
Keith Lefebvre from Oconto Falls, Wisconsin has been a RidersUSA member since 2007. He is a Father, Husband, Mentor to youth and men, a Student of life, Speaker of truth, and a Lover of Liberty. Keith is a US Air Force Veteran and a NRA Certified Shooting Instructor. He rides a 1977 Electra Glide and a 120 horse 2001 Electra Glide