A few weeks ago, we put up our Second Amendment Voter poll (www.jpfo.org/voterpoll.htm),
asking the following questions:
1. Would you vote for a political party that you normally would
not vote for if that party made the abolition of all federal gun
control laws and the BATFE a plank of their campaign?
2. If neither of the two major parties made the abolition of all
federal gun control laws and the BATFE a plank of their campaign,
would you vote for a third party that did?
Nearly 3,000 people have responded; that's almost _twice_
the average sample size of a Gallup poll! And the results were interesting,
to say the least. Over 90% of respondents answered yes to #1, and
nearly as many agreed with #2.
We believe that conservative politicians and organizations should
consider the implications of this poll very, very carefully. Many
of them take their conservative base for granted -- and they shouldn't.
Recently NewsMax.com reported that "[conservative] talk-radio
hosts who support President Bush on the Iraq war seem to be losing
audience share — while those who have turned against the war
are benefiting from their flip-flop."(1) This is just one example
that what used to be considered a given -- that a conservative audience
is pro-war -- is no longer necessarily true. Conservatives are re-evaluating
their positions and are not afraid to change loyalties if their values
are no longer reflected.
States conservative writer Chuck Baldwin, "Our national conservative
Christian leaders have lost touch with the reality of our nation's
ills and how to cure them."(2) Our poll affirms his assertion.
Having watched their rights erode for the last four decades, gun
owners have become understandably disgusted with the "new ghetto
Jews" ( www.jpfo.org/alert20070330.htm
) who would happily compromise away their freedoms in the name of
"moderation". The lesser of two political evils is no longer
obvious, so gun owners are narrowing their political focus. To a growing
majority, other causes and issues -- while still important -- are
simply LESS important than their unconditional right to keep and bear
Bottom line: Conservative groups who are not focused on the Second
Amendment risk losing the support of their conservative base.
Because they need to know, we're forwarding this alert to dozens
of conservative organizations and personalities. We'd like to ask
you to help spread the word as well. Send others to vote at www.jpfo.org/voterpoll.htm;
we'll leave the poll open for a few more weeks to allow others to
It's time conservative groups began truly representing the most conservative
of conservative values: the right to defend one's life. And this starts
with abolishing all federal "gun control" laws.
- The Liberty Crew
(1) Newsmax.com, "Many Talkers Not Supporting Iraq War"
(2) Chuck Baldwin, "James Dobson Just Doesn't Get It" http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin360.htm