If you’re reading this you’re likely a red-blooded American that cherishes your guns, and understands the role they play in securing the rest of your God-given rights. In fact that connection is so common many of us believe introducing someone to guns is a great way get them to appreciate a more expansive view of liberty, one that in particular includes respect for things like free speech, property rights, and capitalism.
On the other hand this includes an unspoken assumption that because someone is a leftist they don’t understand the role guns play in the political process and aren’t willing or able to use them to advance their left-wing ideas. Thusly many patriots have this idea that because soy-sodden bugmen often tweet variations of “guns are icky” that means our side has all the guns.
Well, unfortunately I’m here to tell you that isn’t true: the hard left knows full well the role guns play in the political process, and they’re currently arming up and training.
(That last pic is the fall of Saigon after the forces of Communist North Vietnam invaded, and I have to admit a pretty witty response to a Pinochet reference)
I’ve been keeping tabs on this trend, and the other day I ran across a rather alarming piece in the New Republic:
The great thing about actually reading lefty rags is lefties are happy to tell you what they’re really thinking, if you bother to listen:
Now talk is one thing, but the pic in the article is what REALLY got my attention:
Why does this pic concern me? Because they’re fairly physically fit, they have decent equipment, it’s properly worn, and they carry themselves like they actually train in their gear, which is something you recognize immediately if you’ve ever seen it. Put it this way: I’ve been to invite-only classes covering topics like CQB Operations, Dignitary Protection, and Explosive Breaching, and the two guys in the front wouldn’t really look out of place at any of them (assuming they ditched the commie shit) because what they’re wearing (and also how they’re wearing it) is the product of making thoughtful, experience-based decisions.
If you don’t see the yawning chasm here, get some quality training ASAP.
Let me break it down, starting with this guy:
The first thing that stands out is he’s properly wearing his plate carrier level with the sternal notch, which is something people almost never do without instruction because it’s counterintuitive and less comfortable than wearing it wrong.
The right way.
Now I can’t tell for certain if he actually has plates in there, but the important point is: he actually knows where it’s supposed to go.
The second thing is quality magpul and glock magazines carried in HSG Taco mag pouches. The carbine mags facing backwards is for reloading with something known as a “beer can” grip, and another sign this guy has spent some time getting quality repetitions in at the range.
Another clue the presence of comms gear for coordination, IFAK(individual first aid kit) and hydration, which all mean planning and foresight.
Now let’s look at this picture:
For starters there’s visible Hydration, medical and comms gear on several people. He’s also carrying a Bravo Company Manufacturing carbine, a brand targeted at professional end users and popular amongst knowledgeable trainers and cops because they build no-nonsense duty-grade guns that don’t break the bank. He also has a glock like the first guy, and there’s at least three BCM Gunfighter stocks(I helped test and develop this stock BTW, so this is especially jarring for me) on four different AR15s, which tells me they’re making an effort at standardized, compatible equipment.
Now I can find things to nitpick over on all these guys (for starters like the drop leg holster adjusted too low, no weapons lights, or hobby-grade red dot sight) but that doesn’t change the fact they’re already way, way, better at this than I feel comfortable seeing from commies.
There was a similar piece in Vox the day before the New Republic piece came out, and the frequency of these types of pro-gun pieces in leftist rags only seems to growing.
Look the 2nd amendment applies to EVERYONE, and it was only a matter of time before the left realized that and started putting concerted effort into taking advantage of it. Are the ‘Days of Rage’ coming back? https://status451.com/2017/01/20/days-of-rage/
I can’t say for sure. What I can say is we need to stop assuming we have an unassailable advantage in gun ownership and skill, because it may not always exist. Have you gone to the range lately? Have you attended any classes? Maybe you should.
But beyond that, maybe it’s time the right start working on our political organizing game:
Protecting ALL our rights means more than just stockpiling guns and ammo. it means doing a lot of hard work over a long of period time, and very little (if any of it) will be glamorous. But it’s what we’re going to have to do if we love our country and our freedom, because we simply can no longer assume the cartridge box is a guaranteed path back to liberty.
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