The disheartening prologue to the first plot of a trilogy profiling the lifecycle and struggles of a small business owner swept away from the shore in a riptide of discontent, highlights a journey that began with a married couple escaping the stifling regime of Beijing to settle in the US and start a family. Intertwined within the story’s timeline is a chorus of suburban apologists, naive to the rigors of the world, who militantly construct an agenda based on emotion rather than fact. While the antagonists conveniently ignore their social justice warriors and unsustainable platform of universal peace and love, the American Dream remains obscured beneath of dark and murky layers of subterfuge, leaving the fate of a small business hanging in the balance.
While San Francisco’s regressive tax infrastructure on guns and ammunition resulted in firearms retail outlets and manufacturing consortiums exiting the progressive confines of a contemporary nightmare, the periphery region has witnessed an influx of Second Amendment commerce. As the migration of the firearms market gravitates towards regional liberal communities, anti-firearms politicians and residents are frantically scouring volumes of civic codes in an attempt to prevent the gun marketplace from establishing any commercial locations.
In the wake of San Jose and the polarizing Mayor Sam Liccardo imposing heavy taxation and requiring firearms owners to purchase “gun insurance”, nearby Redwood City is following suit. In response to a pair of gun retailers attempting to relocate to the municipality, the city council voted Monday to pass a temporary ordinance blocking the businesses from operating within city limits. The legislation stipulates that the ban will last at least 45 days, but can be extended up to two years. While the hasty move by the council may have appeased the local gun control lobby, the disconcerting news has sparked a national outrage and is now on the radar screen of Second Amendment advocates. The governing body claims that the waiting period will allow the council members to explore the ramifications of potentially hosting a pair of firearms retailers.
Redwood City now joins San Jose in facing a stiff retort from gun rights supporters legally challenging the constitutionality of legislation hindering basic rights and freedoms covered by the Second Amendment.
One of the two commercial entities attempting to open within the city is minority owned Dumpling Firearms, the subject of the aforementioned depressing biographical trilogy. The company, which currently was in the process of relocating to Redwood City when things abruptly changed for the worse, is run by a US born second-generation resident of Chinese descent.
With the businesses mission is to focus on Asian-Americans having access to training and guns as tools of self-defense, especially in the crime-ridden streets of the Bay Area, the irony is lost on local officials and residents who actively campaign against minority “hate crimes”. The gun control activists are either indifferent or oblivious to the fact they are actively preventing commerce that will serve the needs of what they construe as “vulnerable communities”.
Hypocrisy aside, the branding and business model of Dumpling will be a solid option for law-abiding citizens of all races to enhance the ability to protect themselves, especially amid the social unrest allowed to persist by idealists, in spite of the reckless and blind societal engineering mobs of individuals who refer to themselves always in the third person as “neighborhood activists”.
While the contrived fear from the gun control now permeates up and down the entire West coast, municipalities are now joining states in enacting gun control legislation to appease reactionary constituents. As it is a contest to see who can shriek the loudest silenced amid the reverberating echo chamber are those such as the owner of Dumpling, and victims begin to extend to the realm of common sense.