And So It Begins

Don’t you feel safer already?

I encourage everyone, regardless of your political leanings, to read this and draw your own conclusions.

As multiple vehicles close off the street and announce over a loudspeaker for all your neighbors to remain indoors (and are prohibited from leaving), the lead agent calls your house and directs your wife to come out of the house – and sit in the front seat. She does. Then the Homeland Security Special Tactical Unit, and the county sheriff Swat Team arrive, and drive two armored cars over the curb onto the lawn, as the “Jack Booted Thugs” with machine guns, helmets, boots, camo, etc. enter and search your house.

You see a Homeland Security Helocopter (sic) circling overhead. You are asked if you have any explosives (well, several cans of black powder….) and are there any booby traps in the house. They offer to let you read the search warrant, but your hands are cuffed behind your back. The agent in your car reads it very quickly.

You examine your house. Your computers are gone along with every extra & old hard drive, all data cds, floppies, thumb drives, compact flash drives, and other SD drives for your camera. But most shocking, is that your entire gun collection, which you spent a lifetime building, is gone.

Antique guns, airguns, non-guns. Virtually everything. One antique shotgun lies broken on the floor. Papers are strewn everywhere. Once they looked at it, and didn’t want it, they just tossed it aside. Piles of paper. The house is trashed – every room. Your clothing has been ransacked. Your wife’s clothing and underwear. You don’t even know what is missing. You look around, feel sick, lock up the house and go to the motel.

This tale comes from a very popular pro-firearms website that does *not* drink the NRA kool-aid or worship at Ted Nugent’s feet. It is possible to be a Bill of Rights (and thus 2nd Amendment) absolutist without being a libertarian crank (though I admit it helps).

While we should always be wary of relying on one side of the story, that’s the only side we’re getting for now. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.


One Reply to “And So It Begins”

  1. As a famous commentator once said “Words mean things”.
    Having said that, I will comment on a question my wife’s friend had the other day. His question was why all the buzz about the government using drones to take out American citizens who were known terrorists and hostile towards the United States(paraphrasing). Well, on the surface who could oppose the government taking deadly action against any individual or group that would threaten it’s citizens? This is one of the basic responsibilities of the federal government right? The short answer is yes. So now everyone can sleep soundly right?
    What we have to be very wary of is who is defining what a Terrorist or Hostile is. As far as the government is concerned, the definition can be as broad as they see fit. Examples include: When does viable tissue mass become a baby? ; Bill Clinton It Depends on what the meaning of the word is is. “Words mean things”.
    The founders knew that an armed citizenry was a bulwark to the inevitable overreaching government. Hence the second amendment. Brilliant move at the very least.

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