Resistance is a state of mind, not a matter of firearm caliber.
Gun control is a big issue now and rightfully so. But the will to resist tyranny and victimhood is completely independent of firearms. I'm not downplaying the 2nd Amendment and it's importance, but in coming times we'll know the truth of the adage that it ain't the size of the dog in the fight but the amount of fight in the dog that counts. Here are the thoughts of one man who knew a bit about tyranny (found on babalublog.com);
"...And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria [Government limo] sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked.
The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!"
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The GULAG Archipelago
There weren't many weapon available to the people outside the White House in Leningrad in 1991 — just a whole lotta "We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take this anymore!"
Very interesting point. I don't own a gun and probably can't get one even if I wanted it. But, I'm not afraid to ambush with sharp kitchen tools. Just my Habit alone should be enough to scare off any intruders, especially if they've received their education in the old Catholic schools of the 60's.
This is a good thing for people to read--too bad liberals won't read it. It seems to me they only read those things with which they agree, being constitutionally adverse to contradictions of their own opinion.
The people, on the other hand, have voted by buying enough firearms in November and December of 2012 to arm both the Peoples Liberation Army (Red China) and the Indian National Army with the firearms we have armed ourselves with.
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