As the SHOT Show winds down, I’m reflecting on our heritage and what the Founding Fathers would think of what we’ve become. I’m certain that they are disappointed and incredulous.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
The worst part is that many of the alleged Second Amendment “Defenders” and “Supporters” at the SHOT Show aren’t what they claim to be. No, I’m not going to get into the very public display of ridiculousness by a certain well-known couple, that’s just part of their grift. What I’m talking about are the alleged “allies” and defenders who tell you that the Second Amendment, or any right, is not absolute.
You know who I’m talking about, the guys who say “Yeah, but the 2A isn’t absolute, you can’t have a tank or a rocket launcher” or “You can’t say that it’s hate speech”. If a “right” is NOT absolute, it’s a PERMISSION, rather than a right. Permissions can be limited or revoked, rights cannot. If something is truly a right, the government should have no ability to limit it. You might say that said right “shall not be infringed.”
So, when you hear people that claim to support the Second Amendment using limiting language, understand that they are not your allies. When they chime in that the Knight Protector of Kenosha shouldn’t have taken an AR to a protest, dismiss them as clowns. When they say that you don’t NEED a large magazine, a pistol brace, or a bayonet lug (especially a bayonet lug), dismiss them offhand. They aren’t supporting your rights.
Anyone who supports Red Flag laws is a danger. Yes, even if they are a former Navy SEAL who looks like a pirate. Red Flag laws not only violate the Second Amendment, they limit someone’s First Amendment right to free speech, and their Fifth Amendment right to due process. They also violate the 14th Amendment in that they “abridge” the rights of a US citizen by a state and deprive them of due process.
The same goes for the “allies” and “2A” guys who brag about the number of ATF tax stamps they bought to have full auto guns. Imagine bragging about how many times you’ve been extorted. Essentially, the federal government is creating a two-tiered right. the requirements are the same – there are no extra legal requirements, other than you paying a $200 fine for daring to exercise a right that they aren’t supposed to be able to infringe on.
The irony of this all is that the Second Amendment is the most strongly worded. It is the only one that specifically states “shall not be infringed”, despite it being the most infringed one.
Even more importantly, it preserves much more than the ability to own firearms. That’s the “Keep” part. It also guarantees you the right to “bear arms”. That means carry, and not just concealed. It means that we should, as my friend Justin at Fenix Ammunition says, “normalize carrying a slung AR to the grocery store”. It would end mass shootings almost overnight.
Our heritage is that of “Insurrectionists”. What those 55 men who signed the Declaration of Independence did was an act of sedition. The men at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, Bunker Hill, and dozens of other places were conducting an insurrection. Taking an unguided tour in a building that was never supposed to be closed to the citizens is not.
So, why am I listing these out and what does this have to do with preparedness? Well, there is a war on by the administrative state to limit your ability to be self-sufficient. The war on the right to bear arms (which means WAY more than firearms) is an attempt to make you reliant upon the government for security. They want to be the only armed party on the field.
As I am writing this, we face food shortages in many categories. Most notably at the moment is eggs, and prices are skyrocketing, by design. As more and more Americans have begun looking into raising their own chickens, we are seeing news stories about the health risks of raising chickens and many cities and townships are enacting ordinances prohibiting it. This limits your ability to be self-sufficient and it is by design.
Remember the time around the 2020 election? The DHS mentioned that anyone interested in “being overly prepared” was an extremist. They pushed this so hard that Facebook put extremism warnings on Canning and Preserving groups. They would like to limit your self-sufficiency.
There is also a push to move away from cash and into credit/debit only transactions or central bank digital currencies. This is to make you reliant on the banking system and regulatory schemes. We are already seeing banks limit customer business or decline sales/accounts at unapproved businesses, like gun stores. Imagine what could happen if this gets fully implemented.
The whole point of this article is to convince you to let go of allies who would limit your ability to be self-sufficient in any area, whether it is food, security, or some other area. This nation was founded by self-sufficient men who were FIERCELY independent and the best way to honor that is be self-sufficient and give no ground to anyone who wants to limit your ability to do so.
The men who fought and died to establish this nation and then wrote her guiding documents never meant for you to live under the heel of such a massive regulatory administrative state. There are dozens of federal law enforcement agencies and regulatory agencies with law enforcement units. They fought a war over this. Specifically mentioned in the Declaration was “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation
and of the sanctuary.
1 Maccabees 3:59
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8 thoughts on “Our Heritage”
I’m sorry to read about the traitors at the Shot Show.
You know, every single gun law enacted whether by the the Feds, States, and local entities are infringing on the 2nd Amendment.
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100 percent true!
Well done, brother. Another great write-up. The more I get to know you, the more I appreciate you.
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The second amendment isn’t just about being to carry a slung M4 over your shoulder when you go into the grocery store. No, it’s about your right and duty to be competently trained so that you have the ability to be just as comfortable slicing the pie as you are setting up an ambush or practicing marksmanship on targets past 100m. The essence of it is fighting. It isn’t about “home defense” or any of the other nonsense you hear from a lot of the conservative alternative media who quite frankly are scared of their own shadows. The “I’m armed, but peaceful and always non-violent” crowd.
Seriously, if you were to really put the pressure on any of them – pick a name – and ask them, do private citizens have the right to learn scout skills, learn how to conduct ambushes and do force on force… most would say the trainers “are all feds”, then go into some diatribe about “Gandhi” then try to sell you merchandise like sat phones while lecturing you about self defense and “A relationship with God”.. while they are terrified of even picking up their weapon. If you listen carefully to them, the leakage of the above comes out big time.
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You are 100% right. Many sent me emails about putting out a book on ambushes and recon patrols. Sorry, Fudds, but the 2A is about war, and defending yourself VIOLENTLY from tyranny. Thanks, brother!
Maccabees is part of the Bible, not Apocrypha.
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