After a two-year battle to save our gun rights from the relentless attacks of Joe Biden and the Radical Left, gun owners across America were hoping for a ‘Red Wave’ on Election Night.
In fact, many of us expected it. I know I did.
But as we all know, that’s not what happened in Washington.
The good news is that, as of this moment, gun owners appear to have kicked Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in the House out of power…a ‘revenge vote’ for their attempt to disarm us through an onslaught of tyrannical gun control bills.
In the Senate, however, the results were not so good.
As I write this, it’s too soon to know which party will control the Senate for the next two years. Georgia is headed to a run-off and recounts are a possibility in Nevada and Arizona.
While there is still a chance that the Republicans could recapture the Senate, it’s very likely that Chuck Schumer will keep control of the chamber with a 50-50 “tie” — or even increase the size of his majority to a commanding 51-49.
Any way you look at it, at the federal level, this wasn’t a ‘Red Wave’ election that will end the threat to our gun rights in Congress. With an emboldened White House maintaining control of the United States Senate, you and I are in for a fight.
That’s why I hope that you will immediately renew your membership in the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance for 2023, so we can defend your gun rights in D.C., and expand them in Boise!
We have major goals for 2023 and we’re counting on you!
You see, while gun owners didn’t experience a ‘Red Wave’ in Washington, D.C., we dang sure sent a message on the ground here in Idaho, where pro-gun candidates DESTROYED gun-grabbers!
Thanks to mobilized gun owners, the State Senate maintained its supermajority despite Bloomberg’s efforts to the contrary. And in the House, we’ve INCREASED the size of our supermajority as gun owners defeated gun-grabber Karma Fitzgerald in HD-26B!
(ISAA members know that there’s a big difference between being a Republican and being pro-gun, as Boise is full of RINOs. But defeating Democrats who openly hate the Second Amendment is always something that ISAA will be proud of!)
Long time ISAA ally Raul Labrador, who is solidly pro-gun, won his race for Attorney General by a massive margin of 62.5% – 37.4%!
And Russ Fulcher, who surveyed 100% pro-gun with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance earlier this year, CRUSHED Kaylee Peterson and scooped up a jaw dropping 71.3% of the vote!
Between the results of the General Election and the May primaries when leading RINOs (including Senators Jim Woodward and Fred Martin) were kicked out of office by gun owners, ISAA members continue to send the message that voting against our gun rights is a bad career move here in Idaho!
Each one of the victories that the ISAA has notched during this year’s election cycle is because of you.
Every piece of our educational programs — every radio ad, every text message, every digital ad — was paid for by the members of the ISAA. And I can’t thank you enough.
But if there’s one thing that we’ve learned from the Democrats over the years, it’s to never let your foot off the gas in the majority, especially when you have the momentum!
And that’s why I hope you’ll renew your membership in the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, because we’re going to hit the ground running with an ambitious agenda in Boise in 2023!
First, we are going to be pushing legislation that would prevent Idaho from accepting federal money to enforce any form of ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation.
Gun owners are well aware of the danger of these ‘Red Flag’ laws, as they would allow your firearms to be seized by a court order before you’ve even been convicted of a crime!
But earlier this year, Joe Biden signed a massive gun control bill into law that gave the DOJ $750,000,000 to dole out to ‘red’ states that pass ‘Red Flag’ laws — making this a far more dangerous threat.
You see we’ve blocked Red Flags for years in Boise. But there are still anti-gun Republicans and Democrats who want to pass it.
And if there’s a mass shooting in the future (God forbid) and the RINOs in Boise are literally being offered tens of millions of dollars in funding by Joe Biden in exchange for passing a ‘Red Flag’ law, we’ll be in for a massive fight.
Our legislation would pre-empt that, by banning the use of federal money to enforce any form of ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures.’
Second, we will be redoubling our efforts to advance our legislation that would increase the protections offered to Idahoans under our current Stand-Your-Ground law.
While we passed landmark Stand-Your-Ground legislation in 2018, our current laws still require us to prove that our actions were innocent following a self-defense shooting.
Dozens of other states have reversed that, giving the assumption of innocence to gun owners following a use of force, and requiring the state to prove their guilt in court.
And in an era when a liberal prosecutor will happily try to ruin your life just to make a political statement (think Kyle Rittenhouse and Mark McCloskey) it’s clear that we need this presumption of innocence here in Idaho, too!
But the fact is that despite our massive majorities in Boise, passing bills of this size is going to be a big task.
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is going to have to do what we do best: mobilize our army of gun owners using direct mail, digital ads, and our powerful email program to inundate the Capitol with grassroots pressure from gun owners!
But running these programs — at the size we’ll need to run them — isn’t cheap. And after the massive amount we just spent on our wildly successful 2022 election program, we simply don’t have the funds we need to do all of this.
And at the same time, the ISAA is headed before the State Supreme Court very soon, where we hope the court will shut down the violations of our state’s pre-emption laws!
While we’re happy to have taken this case this far, it’s another expense that we need to carefully budget for next year.
As you can see, there’s a lot on the line in 2023.
That’s why I hope that you will renew your membership in the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance immediately, so that we have the ammo we need to keep fighting for you in 2023!
The amount of your renewal is up to you, of course. But we have a tremendous opportunity to BAN ‘Red Flag’ laws and expand our Stand-Your-Ground law protections in Boise this year.
I know that’s asking a lot, but the stakes are high and we MUST seize this opportunity.
Any ISAA member who renews for $75 or higher will receive a newly redesigned T-Shirt absolutely free as our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your continued support
The amount of your membership renewal is up to you, but with everything that we’re facing in 2023, please act fast!
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance
P.S. While we didn’t see a ‘Red Wave’ in D.C. on election night, gun owners appear to have reclaimed the House, firing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker! At the same time, gun owners here in Idaho crushed gun-grabbers up and down the ballot!
This is the momentum that the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance needs to advance a massive package of pro-gun bills in Boise during the upcoming legislative session!
But we need your help to mobilize gun owners. Please renew your membership for 2023 with a generous donation of $125, $75, or at least $35 right away!
Remember, all renewals of $75 or higher come with a FREE ISAA T-Shirt, so please be generous!