Five short years ago, when I launched the Missouri Firearms Coalition to deal with Missouri’s oppressive concealed carry laws and be a bulwark against gun control — there was such a thing as a ‘blue dog’ Democrat in the Missouri legislature.
These were somewhat fiscally conservative Democrats who were in the middle of the road when it came to social issues like our great Second Amendment.
If you’ve been involved in the fight for gun rights for a while, you’ll remember that a decent number of these ‘blue dogs’ joined with Republicans in Jeff City to back the Constitutional Carry legislation that we passed in 2016.
And even when we overrode the Governor’s veto on Constitutional Carry and added Stand-Your-Ground provisions to the bill, ‘blue dog’ Democrats voted in favor of the bill.
Today, everything is different in Jeff City.
Radical leftists have declared war against the Second Amendment and are feverishly introducing bills like:
>>> H.B. 1533; which would put you in the state penitentiary for ten years for the ‘crime’ of buying an AR-15 or a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds!
>>> H.B. 1856; which would make you a felon for the crime of buying ammunition without first obtaining an ammo permit from the state!
>>> S.B. 75; which would repeal Missouri’s hard won Constitutional Carry law, forcing Missourians to pay fees to carry a handgun for self-defense as well as add their name to a government database!
It’s safe to say that every single Democrat in Jefferson City hates the Second Amendment, they hate gun owners like you and me who fight to protect it, and they are doing everything they can to make you into a criminal for owning the firearms that we use every day for defense against criminals and tyrants!
And these three bills are just three of dozens of gun control bills that gun-grabbers have thrown at us over the last two years.
I’ll be honest, I don’t see this trend reversing any time soon. In fact, I think it’s only going to heat up based on what we are seeing in Jefferson City.
That’s why I am emailing you today.
The mission of the Missouri Firearms Coalition has always been to stop gun control, advance pro-gun legislation, and to hold the politicians who stand in the way of those goals accountable.
Each of these efforts are vitally important to the future of our freedoms here in Missouri — but they come at a cost.
And when you combine our work to stop gun control bills in Jeff City with our fight to advance SAPA legislation, while also pouring pressure on Missouri’s Congressional delegation to stop H.R. 5717 in Washington while simultaneously getting ready for the 2020 election cycle, the costs add up FAST!
And while I’m able to make budget allotments at the beginning of the year after we complete our annual renewal program, after the first few months of the year I often am forced to make cuts in our programs because we can’t afford them.
With the growing threats that we are facing, that is the last thing that I want to do.
And that’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of our new SENTINEL MEMBERSHIP program for the Missouri Firearms Coalition!
As the name implies, Sentinel Memberships are for gun owners who want to help us stand guard and be the watchmen on history’s wall for our precious Second Amendment freedoms — to help make sure that our children and grandchildren do not grow up in a nation that criminalizes the private ownership of guns.
Specifically, Sentinel Memberships allow our supporters to make monthly donations of $17.76 (less than $.60 a day) to the Missouri Firearms Coalition, that will give us the critical support we need to fight for you year round!
This will enable us to be far more effective than we already are at addressing threats as they come up in real time.
But more than just helping us fight more effectively, Sentinel Memberships come with a pile of swag options that we have never offered before.
For example, after your 6th month as a Sentinel Member, you will receive a brand new Missouri Firearms Coalition Pacific Headwear cap!
This hat comes with a flex fit design and mesh on the back side for maximum comfort.
A few months after you receive this hat, we will send you a newly redesigned Missouri Firearms Coalition T-Shirt, one that won’t be available to anyone else.
But that’s just the beginning!
Gun owners have been asking us for polos and hoodies to demonstrate their support in the Missouri Firearms Coalition for years. Now, it’s finally happening.
And while the polos and hoodies you see below will soon be available for purchase by gun owners — as a Sentinel Member, you’ll receive these complimentary items at no cost, as our way of saying thanks for your ongoing support.
The MOFC polo below features an embroidered MOFC logo and will arrive at your door after your 16th month as a Sentinel Member, while our brand new MOFC hoodie (the final piece of swag offered to Sentinel Members) is yours after your 21st month in the program.
I know that the members of the Missouri Firearms Coalition don’t stand up for the Second Amendment or support this organization just because you get gear.
You do it because you love this great country and the Second Amendment freedoms that it was built on.
And as I said earlier, we do it because we owe a debt of honor to our Founding Fathers who gave up everything to give us a nation that enshrined our right to defend ourselves from tyranny.
But these freedoms are going to be attacked like we have never seen here in Missouri in the coming months and years, and we just aren’t in a place to face all these threats simultaneously right now.
If we are going to hold the line — to make sure that we can pass down our heritage of freedom to the next generation — I’m going to have to ask you to dig deep and commit to becoming a Sentinel Level Member in the Missouri Firearms Coalition.
The gear above is our way of thanking you for going above and beyond as we all stand together and fight against socialism.
Sentinel memberships start at $17.76 per month in recognition of the start of our great nation. But if you would like to select a higher monthly gift, please do so, knowing that every penny goes to the fight for gun rights right here in Missouri.
Thank you, in advance, for standing up for our great Second Amendment and for your support of the Missouri Firearm Coalition!
Missouri Firearms Coalition
P.S. The Democrats that we are facing in Jeff City these days are a far cry from the ‘blue dog’ Democrats that existed when the Missouri Firearms Coalition was first launched.
Today’s socialists are pushing legislation in the Capitol that would DESTROY our beautiful Second Amendment forever, while making criminals out of tens of thousands of Missourians!
To help meet this growing threat, MOFC is announcing our new Sentinel Level Membership that allows members to make automatic monthly donations so that we have the ammo we need to fight back year round.
This program comes with a Missouri Firearms Coalition hat, T-Shirt, polo, hoodie and more! Check out the information above and then please consider becoming a Sentinel Level member TODAY!
Thank you for standing up and fighting for our precious Second Amendment!