Non-compliance makes people nervous. Other than a few sentences stating that non-compliance may be necessary or how various examples of registration of ‘assault weapons’ in Connecticut or New York failed, the very topic is taboo. But why should discussion of using the Second Amendment for its intended purpose, armed resistance against tyranny, be a forbidden subject?
Take a look at what non-compliance means. In most cases, this is far beyond selling a handgun to a buddy without getting a blue card. In the last-resort sense of the word, non-compliance means you are committing a felony, and one that the police and courts would consider to be heinous. You might as well be a drug dealer as the owner of a semi-auto M4 clone.
In this sense, non-compliance means carrying concealed illegally, something thousands of otherwise law-abiding Californians do now, it means burying your guns in the back yard, it means lying to the police or ATF when they ask what happened to that Springfield you bought from Camo Joe’s Gun Shop back in 2014. Non-compliance eventually means killing cops; that is a verboten thought to most Americans.
It’s hard today to see the boys in blue or your local deputy as a fascist. If you’ve got good, patriotic cops know, you’ll probably have them in the future. The danger is that they might be replaced by someone who will trample rights when Officer Friendly won’t. While hundreds of thousands of German soldiers were just fighting for their lives, there was the SS. The SS was composed of the true believers in National Socialism. Whatever their personal motivation, they would eagerly kill, rob, and rape the untermenschen and later claim only to have been “just following orders.”
Your editor worked with a diehard liberal, anti-gun cop. I have no doubt in my mind that he would be a perfect supervisor for a gun collection team, fully believing in his mission that civilians don’t need guns. He would have the SWAT team assault a house and kill the gun owner if need be, then chalk it all up to “for the greater good.” Never once would the thought cross his mind, that in a world gone mad, that
Let’s look at what we face. America is on the brink of a civil war and there won’t be two sides like the last one. Our country will fragment geographically, politically, racially, and economically. As the political and economic tensions are strained to the breaking point, something will give. Will it be the election, a new economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude, or a natural disaster? One thing is for certain: chaos will result, the police will be overwhelmed, and politicians will enact totalitarian measures to attempt to curb the violence and silence the dissents.
Clayton E. Cramer
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