1. There’s an explosion of conservative activism
According to the latest Gallup poll, 38% of Americans are self-identified conservatives, against only 24% who call themselves liberals, and 34% moderates.
At the grassroots, the movement has never been stronger. Those with a passionate commitment to life, marriage, border security, Second Amendment rights, the free market and fighting jihad are energized and mobilized. The National Rifle Association has 4.5 million members compared to 300,000 for People for the American Way. The National Right to Life Committee has more than 3,000 chapters.
2. America is awash in firearms
God bless America! Thomas Jefferson wrote: “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
America has the highest per capita gun ownership in the world 88.8 per 100 residents in 2014, against 30.8 for Canada and 31.2 in France. What can handguns and hunting rifles do against a military equipped for urban warfare? Ask the Warsaw Ghetto fighters who armed with pistols, homemade grenades and a few automatic weapons held off 2,000 crack German troops for a month.
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