This emission at Gab struck me powerfully:
@BigCountryExpat A quick followup to your recent article that mentioned packing heat even in your own house your SOP. I typically have a long gun within reach inside, but even when I’m just running outside to the shop to bring something in that will require two hands, I toss a hand gun in a pocket or tuck it into my pants.
I would once again recommend that everyone makes this a habit before it becomes a necessity. Well, I guess it is a necessity depending on which hell-hole is closest to your abode. My current living situation sees more 4 legged predators, but I did have to run off a lone wanderer who decided to pitch a tarp on my property last year which reinforced that you never can anticipate when you’re actually going to need either to start blasting or at least threaten to.
Most Americans don’t go about the day armed, or even within relatively convenient reach of a weapon. Yet consider the nation’s current state:
- Predators have taken over the streets of our cities;
- Reports of violence outside the cities have been increasing;
- The agitation for “reparations” to American blacks is peaking;
- Major corporations are deferring to the BLM agenda, one after another;
- Major figures, both in politics and the media, have defended all the above.
Carrying a weapon suggests that the need for one might arise at any moment. The above says that such a time is upon us. Indeed, in this era, not to have a weapon to hand is the sheerest lunacy. The predators are openly emboldened — and not just the ones swarming in our cities. Though few Americans ever thought they’d see the day when answering the doorbell is an act of courage, nevertheless that day is here.
Don’t expect the police to protect you. The police have been neutered in too many places, by orders from “higher authority.” In a shocking number of other places, the police have demonstrated by their behavior that they’re on the predators’ side.
The Left is at the root of it all. In their quest for total control over every aspect of American life, Leftists throughout these United States have suspended all the rules of our society. There is no longer a presumption of public civility, much less of public order. At a time when peaceable bystanders are being physically assaulted for their race, or for being maskless in a public place, or for daring to attend a free-speech rally, the presumption should be that we are not safe. Not even within our own homes.
I can find no indications that a return to the status quo ante is in prospect any time soon. We must expect to be latently in danger at all times. Be armed – be vigilant – and beware.