This article highlights part of the problem gun owners are facing, how it was and how it is now. A conservative by nature tends to want things to stay the same yet politics always changes to adapt to current situations.
After the 2016 election, many Republicans assumed the war was over and they had won and everything for all eternity would be as always. What they overlooked was they elected the most hated president in history, unless you are a diehard Republican. My point is, Trump, just like Obama before him, ignited the opposition while much of the base went to sleep. By 2018 the left had the advantage and even managed to get the ‘squad’ in office.
The question is: who will show up to vote in 2020? If everyone on both sides gets out to vote, it’s a tossup. Texas could go either way, so if you want to protect your God given right to self defense, Trump better win and replace RBG on the SCOTUS bench because surely there is about to be a landslide of unconstitutional ‘infringements’ which must be rectified, and I don’t see her keeping that position much longer.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have regularly positioned themselves with an eye on each other and another on primary voters, donors, and the state’s interest group universe, each trying to occupy the more conservative position. But in their responses to the recurring mass shootings in Texas, that has changed: The two have edged into conversations about red flag laws and increased background checks — positions that have been off limits for Second Amendment advocates housed mostly, if not exclusively, in the Republican Party.