So, I posted earlier in the week but the words didn’t say what I wanted them to say so I’m trying again. To start, a little background. I worked for a few years post military as a technician and firearms retail clerk at a larger gun store, in one of the less 2A friendly (or perhaps carefully 2A friendly) big box’s stores in a mostly blue and one of the stricter states. Part of that job, other than selling guns, or perhaps as a way to be more effective in doing so was to listen to people’s stories and feeling on gun ownership. In listening to those stories I came to realize that there are a lot of people who either feel hesitant to get into gun culture or have gotten into it and feel marginalized (or not represented or alone because they “do guns” differently) by the louder voices and attitudes mantras and leanings of the current established poweplayers or ideas. Many of those marginalized people are or want to be strong 2A supporters but don’t feel they have a proper, inclusive place or community to do so. Now, on to the title. It strikes me that support in 2A is support in 2A even if it’s different from how we might expect or practice it ourselves. It’s support in 2A no matter where else it’s coming from. Many new people to a culture, no matter what that culture is, leave before they ever truly get started because they get pushed out for not doing the culture “the right way”. If thay culture leaves a bad taste in your mouth it’s easy to go tbe complete other side because there are people there like you, or with similar experiences. It’s why all these other gun groups you may/may not have heard of, exist. Groups like: the Socialist Rifle Association, https://socialistra.org/about/ Redneck Revolt/John Brown Gun club https://www.redneckrevolt.org/ the Pink Pistols, http://www.pinkpistols.org the Liberal Gun Club, https://theliberalgunclub.com/ the Huey P. Newton gun club, https://hueypnewtongunclub.org/ National African American Gun Association https://naaga.co/ and COUNTLESS others. All those groups exist because because the members of those groups felt left out of the current culture/discussion. They felt unwelcomed or unrepresented because in countless places where it seems that “anything less than 2A my way is anti-2A”. Those groups, are our allies, whether you lean right or left or center 2A support is 2A support. With all the Anti-2A out there can we really be choosy where 2A support comes from? Perhaps the best thing we can do for advocacy is giving those groups and groups like them voice on the stage and representation on the field. Support our brothers and sisters and others in guns even if they’re different in others. Division and infighting in HOW or the BEST way to support 2A will be as much a contributor to its fall (if it does) as anti-gunners. Inclusivity no matter what, will save the 2A more than any single other thing.