Reject "Second Amendment Remedies"
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and others in the pro-gun movement have argued that the only way to keep centralized authority in check is to ensure that individual citizens retain the capability to confront the government with force of arms. As NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre has said, “The people have a right to take whatever measures necessary, including force, to abolish oppressive government.”
This idea, which we call “insurrectionism” (popularly known as “Second Amendment remedies”), is part of a broader ideological perspective that opposes a strong, activist government in nearly all of its forms. Insurrectionist philosophy degrades the democratic values and institutions that protect all of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
Insurrectionism has also moved beyond rhetoric and resulted in real violence in our country.
Please sign this pledge to indicate that you reject the pro-gun movement’s insurrectionist ideology as a perversion of our Constitution.