The Enemy Within

Does anyone born before 1989 remember the “red scare”? The good folks of this nation, many of whom lived through World War II, were gravely concern about Communism and the tyranny it represents spreading around the world. We went to war on numerous occasions in (thankfully) far-away lands to keep that kind of oppression from subjugating any more innocent people anywhere on earth. We didn’t always succeed, yet the infection slowed considerably.
Yet we’ve allowed it to come from within. This virus started by attacking our children in school and people who were dancing or listening to music, to instill fear. Then next vector was the media turning that fear into anger at inanimate objects and at each other. Now it has spread to the government and metastasized into an agency given the power to ban things and a president to endorse it, a state pushing for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment, and actors and spies with no real qualifications instilled in Congress to continue feeding this infection. It’s now a cancer running at full throttle.
Make no mistake, forcing victimhood on, or criminalizing, the otherwise responsible and law-abiding free people of America only serves to open the flood gates for censorship, loss of due process, and oppression and tyranny through military force. The 2nd amendment upholds all the others. Censorship is already starting. We will cease to be a free people, and we will invite tyranny and oppression amongst us, if we continue down this path. Some will fight to retain their freedom.
I weep at the thought of needing to defend my family and my freedom against the same country which fought to suppress tyranny around the world earlier in my lifetime. Please God don’t let this corruption turn brother against brother, again.

FBI Report on Active Shooter Incidents

In this FBI report they conclude that:

Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooters in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives.

The  enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.

It’s so refreshing to hear some recognition that armed citizens help save lives. As did unarmed citizens. Guns are not mandatory in this fight against social chaos and domestic terrorism; however they can be helpful in the hands of the responsible citizens willing to stand up against this threat and defend themselves and all of us. Armed citizens are not the enemy; well, 99.99% of them anyway. Most importantly, those are the ones willing to defend against the remaining 0.01% who seem to want to destroy the world. Make these responsible people your enemy at your own peril.