Ex Secret Service Agent Speaks Out on “Gun Control” and Elections

| February 24 2013
David Leeper

Here is a passionate speech, now going viral, by ex Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino.  Bongino spoke at a Guns Across America Rally, January, 2013.

Some of Bongino’s key points:

There is no such thing as gun control, there is only people control.

In over 15 years in law enforcement, I never arrested or investigated anyone for a gun crime who owned his gun legally.

We live in a society of wolves.  You do not fight back by creating more sheep.

Most importantly — regarding the last election and the next one:

If you did not register to vote, you are not part of the problem.  You are the problem.

If you didn’t show up to vote because it was chilly, or you felt your vote didn’t make a difference, then you’re the problem.

If you don’t register and show up to vote in 2014, then you’re the problem.

If you do not act within your sphere of influence, then you’re the problem.

7 comments
Econ101
Econ101

Amen, Mr. Bongino!  Keep speaking out.  The registered Republicans who stayed home are the ones we *must* get in 2014.

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @Econ101 The fact that anyone stayed home on our side is utterly shameful. How selfish and petulant!

Econ101
Econ101

 @WesternFreePress 

I will say one thing in defense of the stay-at-homes: overconfidence.

Pundits like Dick Morris and politicians like Newt Gingrich were predicting a solid victory for Romney.  Many sincere registered Republicans may have wrongly assumed their vote wasn't really needed.  I hope we (all) never make that mistake again.  'Get out the vote' turned out to be much more important than 'win the moderates'.

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @Econ101 I don't know that it was the polls. I don't know that it wasn't. It could also have been the fairly large contingent of people for whom Romney was either A) insufficiently conservative or B) insufficiently NOT Mormon. There were plenty who said explicitly beforehand that they were not going to vote for Romney no matter what. (I can think if two off the top of my head whom I know personally, one for each of the aforementioned reasons.) They may have been a fair part of the 3 million who stayed home as well. I don't think there are any hard data on this, so we're just engaged in conjecture here.

Econ101
Econ101

 @WesternFreePress In other words, as Bongino says:

 

If you don't vote in this election, then YOU, YES YOU, are the problem.

Econ101
Econ101

 @WesternFreePress I think it did get turned on its head. Do you think the low Republican turnout  (compared to McCain's in 2008) was actually caused by dispirited Republicans who thought we were going to LOSE??

 

I don't think that at all.  I think that pollsters and pundits (unintentionally) encouraged lazy or apathetic Republicans to stay home.  That's what they did, and that's why we lost.  

 

No matter what the polls say in 2014 and 2016, I hope the message to Republicans is to get up, get out, and VOTE no matter what.  That will be far more fruitful than trying to squeeze another fractional percentage point out of the "moderates" and "independents" by making nice-nice to the Democrats and their state-controlled media.

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @Econ101 I have have heard on more than one occasion, though, that what people tend to do is turn out if they think they're voting for the winner and stay home if they think it is hopeless. Maybe, however, that notion got turned on its head for 2012.