Not even three weeks ago the National Rifle Association (NRA) conducted a soft launch of the Students for 2A group at Turning Point USA's Student Action Summit. In just a short period of time, the newly-formed organization has gained momentum amongst college students ages 18 to 24 and garnered more than 15,000 followers across various social media platforms.
The message is simple: the anti-gun left continually launches attacks at law-abiding gun owners. They want to ban commonly-owned firearms, like the AR-15, and make universal background checks a reality. But the young adults are fighting back for their Second Amendment rights.
A montage of various students explains exactly why the organization was started.
"Every day on college campuses across America, students like me are demonized, attacked and silenced by the 'tolerant' left," students in the montage explain. "But we have something they don't have: facts. So-called 'universal' background checks will never be universal because criminals do not comply with the law. Despite the narrative being pushed by the anti-gun left, unintentional firearm fatalities among young people are near historic lows."
"Americans regularly use firearms for self-defense up to over one million times per year. There has never been a more important time for students like me to speak out," the narrators explained. "We are law-abiding Americans and we demand the freedom to defend ourselves. So let us be clear to all anti-gun extremists trying to destroy our rights: you will never succeed. We will always fight back."
"And, by the way, my rights don't end where your feelings begin," the students said. "Come and take it."
If the 2020 Democratic candidates have proven anything, it's this: They ARE coming for your guns.— NRA (@NRA) January 8, 2020
The time to fight back is right now.
Fueled by the NRA, @NRAStudents is a movement of young patriots fighting to protect our #2A freedoms. #StudentsFor2A pic.twitter.com/1UU31WRaDg
The organization featured videos of various people explaining why they fight to protect the Second Amendment.
Taylor Winston survived the Las Vegas shooting but believes that stronger gun control laws would not have prevented the tragedy from taking place.
He said that immediately following the shooting politicians began using the tragedy to fuel their anti-gun agenda, something that made him feel used.
For Anna Paulina, the right to keep and bear arms is something that is vital, especially growing up in a rough neighborhood. And, guess what? Even though she survived a school shooting, armed robbery and home invasion, she still believes in the right to keep and bear arms. It's something that she says transcends race.
Rob Smith, a gay, black veteran said he takes his Second Amendment rights very seriously because he knows how important it is to carry a firearm for self-defense. After all, there have been people who want to harm him because of his sexual orientation.
It's a critical time for young people to stand up and fight for their Second Amendment rights. Anti-gunners continually launch attacks, especially on those who are 18 to 21. They seek to raise the age a person can obtain a firearm, push for universal background checks even though NICS isn't a wholesome system and demand an "assault weapons" ban.
Even though the mainstream media and anti-gun left would love for everyone to believe that the youngest generation hates the 2A, it's the furthest thing from the truth. We're here. We're ready. And we're ready for the fight of our lives.