A Girl and Her Gun stumbled across a post that is designed to provoke thought about your tripwire. I hopped over to her linked post and read through the comments. Between A Girl and Her Gun and the comments there it’s it’s obviously about that time again.
Starting off I have previously talked about tripwires here. More specifically the ignored lessons of the 20th century.
First up, if you’re caching weapons, the time to use them is now. You’re assuming that you will still be able to freely travel back to your cache as well as assemble with your friends for an armed resistance. You have no such guarantee and anyone who is attempting to disarm you is trying to pacify you. Any claims of good intentions are false and here’s why.
- In the words of John Ross, “The time to fight is before you’re handcuffed in the back of the van.” Having us volunteer our arms is like asking us to climb in the back of a van while hitch hiking and handcuff our self to the floor. At that point, what can the driver do to you? Anything that he wants.
- Any politician wanting your arms doesn’t want them for “the public good” he wants them so you have not way to fight back. We have seen time and again the falsehood that is gun control. So knowing that their claims are lies, why would you surrender your arms?
- Everyone has the right to self defense as well as the right to the best tools to do so and it is a divine right and thus not within the bounds of mankind to remove that right.
- As a law abiding citizen, what does your disarmament do for the government? It serves to ensure that you have no means to fight back if you decide you disagree with a law. It stacks the deck entirely in their favor.
So with that out of the way, lets get to the core of A Girl and Her Gun’s post:
How many stories have we read about activists that save the world while their own kids suffer. Is the greater good more important than the individual? Absolutely not and yes, of course it is. There has to be people who are willing to sacrifice it all for what they believe in, if not, where would this country be, where would I be?
Yes, kids will suffer two fold because of this assault on our rights. They will suffer the first because there will be those of us who will kiss them on the forehead and never see them again. There will be others who will have them stripped away by the government because they dare to speak out against the state. The state is a terrorist by all definitions. These terrorists understand the leverage provided by using someone’s family against them. This fact is an inevitability of the situation. We do not wish for it, but it is the beast coming to our door and he can not be ignored. Forgot to post the second: The kids rights are in jeopardy just the same as your own. Their choices are being made for them and the worst part is they will never be aware of that fact.
There is nothing more important than my children and each of them deserve to grow up knowing they are loved and valued and they need a mommy for that, at least partially, but then again, if they are growing up in a North Korea kind of country, who the hell cares or maybe it matters even more.
There is no question in that. See this post which ended in a letter to my future kids. Growing up though I learned that love has many forms. My dad never expressed it in the ways most people would expect. He just couldn’t, it wasn’t in his nature. In fact there were only two times he ever actually said it, one of which was just before he passed away.
My dad would have left home without thinking twice to ensure the safety of my mother, my sister, and myself. If it was necessary to guarantee my future beyond his horizon he would fight. He would fight not just because it was the right thing, but because he loved us and wanted the best for us.
There is no question my dad would act against any threat against his family, he proved it. I know not everyone who reads this blog looks upon religion the same. I also avoid it because I don’t like forcing my beliefs on others. However this line has a significant weight despite the religion.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
While at the time children may not understand and this applies to sacrificing time with those you love as well. With age comes wisdom. They will understand that the choices were the opposite of selfishness. You fought not just for your right to have a choice, but for their own as well. It is not only your children who will understand the sacrifices.
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke
While one would want to just be with your kids to physically protect them, it provides the excuse for good men to do nothing. There are many reasons not to fight when you consider your children. However I can think of nothing that would put a bigger fire in my belly than the fear of evil men making decisions for myself and my children without a way to say, “NO!”
*I pulled those lessons from Joe, his post can be found here.
TMM is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.