Outdoor Life notices the same thing that I noticed seven years ago: It’s a cast iron b!tch to get into hunting as an adult.
“We’re preaching to the choir. We’re giving the kids of folks who already hunt this opportunity, rather than reaching new audiences.”
And here’s the scary thing to think about: What is Gun Culture 2.0 doing to avoid the same mistakes that Gun Culture 1.0 made? Yes, there is Colion Noir and TWAW and Scholastic Steel, but who besides Gabby Franco is reaching out to the Latino population? “Roof Korean” is a meme inside gun culture, but who is bringing ACTUAL KOREANS to the range?
Republican strategist Luke Thompson said something interesting on Jonah Goldberg’s “The Remnant podcast” a few week ago: For years, the Republicans were an ideologically-based party, united around fighting Communism and (allegedly) wanting a smaller role for government in our lives, while the Democrats were a majority, coalition-based party, with everyone from white Catholic longshoremen to rural Methodist blacks in their ranks. In the post-Obama era, this is no longer true: The Democrats are turning into a ideological party based around the most leftist ideas possible, and thanks to the working middle class joining their ranks in droves in 2016 and now owning (or about to own) all three branches of government, the Republicans are a majority party with a broader base.
Question: For decades, ever since the Revolt In Cincinnati, the political power of gun owners has been ideological-based, based on the fact that we were at the time a minority.
This is no longer the case, which makes me wonder, what would a majority-based NRA coalition look like, and do we actually want such a thing?