Think back to the euphoria of Trump being elected in 2016. Do you recall the list of Pro-RKBA agenda items you were hopeful, particularly with the GOP controlling the House and Senate, would be introduced and possibly enacted over the Trump presidency?
Flashback to reality: Ammoland has a GOA authored list of the Top 10 Trump
Pro-RKBA accomplishments. (Spoiler Alert: Zero legislative successes are mentioned. Very few concrete positive accomplishments. The first two are SCOTUS justices and a promise to sign Natty Reciprocity.)
The big kaboom at the end is that, predictably, HRC was defeated...so it was as good as it was going to get that November 9th morning in 2016....
And, of course, this is the setup again...Biden/Harris is an existential threat to everything in the Republic and holding that off for another few years is simultaneously the floor and the ceiling.
I was never one of the people who thought actual pro gun legislation was going to be enacted, mainly due to RINO's in the Senate. Nor was I very concerned about the Democrats being able to push through a lot of anti gun legislation through the Senate at that time
. My concern in 2016 was simpler than that. HRC said if she's elected that she had an anti gun litmus test for justices and Trump said he would nominate people from the Federalist society. Trump has kept his promise on that. It doesn't guarantee that SCOTUS will decide a gun case the right way but it's a heck of a lot better than having a majority of the court composed of RGB types who says the BOR only means what they personally want it to mean. The decision that said the 2nd is an individual right only happened because of one justice, so the type of person who sits on the court matters. You're never going to stop some cities or states from enacting unconstitutional laws so we need appeals courts and SCOTUS to deal with them.
Thanks to the potential issue of court packing if the Dem's retake the Senate (which in all likelihood they will) who the president is matters. If Biden is elected and the Dem's take the Senate, they run the whole board, and nothing will stop them from enacting whatever they want. Don't count on the 2nd amendment to stop this either. A 15 member SCOTUS with a lot of RBG types will uphold whatever they pass, will merely claim it doesn't violate the 2nd when it clearly does.
So yes, who wins the presidency and what party controls the Senate matters in 2020. Yes it's playing defense, but I'd rather play defense than lose altogether.