There’s a saying: Don’t let the perfect become the enemy of the good. Yes, there’s probably some perfect way to accomplish a particular task, but a good way will work too. And it will work right now when you need it.
You can say the same thing about political candidates. There are perfect candidates and there are good candidates that can get elected now.
There are many gun owners who let the perfect become the enemy of the good. They want a candidate who emerged from the womb with a CCW clutched in his tiny, little fist. This year’s GOP primary cycle gave us some good candidates when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. There were also, arguably, some perfect candidates when it comes to gun rights. (One hopeful comes to mind that was actually bad.) But the apparent winner is Donald Trump and there are likely more than a few gun owners who have a case of the tight jaws over the NRA’s endorsement of Trump for President.
Is Trump perfect? No. Is he good? Yes. Is he really good? Yes. NRA Board Member Bob Barr calls a vote for Trump a “No-brainer“.
While there are and will continue to be legitimate questions about Trump’s views and positions on a wide range of issues and policies important to conservatives, for any voter who cares about protecting our God-given and constitutionally-guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, the vote for President this November is a no-brainer: Trump, Yes; Hillary, No.
This is quite simply because Hillary is the “perfect” candidate; perfectly bad.
Even as Trump is strengthening his bona fides as a Second Amendment supporter, Clinton is racing further in the opposite direction. Most disturbing in this regard is her recent statement that the 2008 Heller decision by the U.S. Supreme Court — which simply reached the common sense, and historically sound conclusion that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess a firearm, as opposed to some sort of “collective” right – is “wrong”; and that she would make it a priority as president to change it.
We’ve mentioned the differences between the two presumptive nominees before. And we’ve also reported here that Hillary has doubled-down on her gun-hating position. There is a stark difference between the two. It’s important this year that gun owners not let the perfectly bad candidate win at the expense of the imperfectly good one. This really is a no-brainer.