Why The Gun Is Civilization

Given that prominent people in positions of influence and power are fanning the flames of racial discontent,I believe we may very well see an increase in racially motivated violence.I think this short essay deserves to be re-examined…

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

Written by The Munchkin Wrangler

Carry your gun.No one is responsible for your safety but YOU.

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Liberty’s Torch

Francis W. Porretto is back,with his own blog,Liberty’s Torch.

Thank goodness.

Head on over and have a look.

Thanks for hanging around,Francis.

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Progressive Energy Plan

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Via American Digest

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Sage Advice

At some point, if you really want to be free, you need to just get on with being free. If you wait for the world to free you, well, let’s face the fact that neither you nor I will likely live that long.

Don’t just dream about freedom. Don’t just wish the world were free, and for god’s sake don’t spend your days and nights railing helplessly about all the ways your freedom has been stolen. Be free. Go out and DO freedom.

Does that mean breaking the occasional rule? Oh, hell yes. That’s the fun of it. Ride your motorcycle without a helmet. Pour copious amounts of salt on your non-FDA-approved hamburger. Buy your kid a Happy Meal. Carry a gun without a permit. Hell, build a house without a permit. Braid somebody’s hair without a license. Get your favorite rifle a barrel with a bayonet lug. Blow something (not yourself or innocent others) up. Do it just because it annoys people. Or it would, if they knew about it. It’s not necessary to tell them.

It’s the only life you’re ever going to have, so have more fun! Who ever said life has to be a life sentence?

Found here

Resist

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Selective Outrage

“The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: ‘help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911,” he said.

Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

The witness only wanted to be identified as “John,” and didn’t not want to be shown on camera.

His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman’s claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

“When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point,” John said.

Zimmerman says the shooting was self defense. According to information released on the Sanford city website, Zimmerman said he was going back to his SUV when he was attacked by the teen.

That puts a little different spin on things,doesn’t it?

Story here.

I’m not holding my breath for the professional race baiters to retract their outrage.

You would think that there would be outrage over ACTUAL racism

Doesn’t fit the narrative,so it isn’t a story.

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Long Days

Really cut into my blogging.I’ll get back to it soon.
Keep focusing on Independence.Reinforce your preps.
Win some hearts and minds.
Resist.

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The Question Before Us

Denninger hits it on the head.

The money quote:

This question ultimately devolves into one: Are you a peasant with only privileges granted by people like ****-for-brains Bloomberg or are you a citizen with Constitutionally-guaranteed rights that nobody, whether it be Mayor Bloomberg, President Obama or anyone else may violate?

Simply put: Are you a subject ala 1775 or are you a citizen ala 1787?

You really should read the whole thing.

Then decide.

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7,553 Tons

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That’s how much ammo DHS just bought.

For your safety…or something.

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My Sentiments,Exactly

Found this little tidbit of gunny goodness over at Tam’s Place,and it made me laugh…

Unlike Professor Tolkien’s character, I do love the bright sword for its sharpness and the arrow for its swiftness, and I am not ashamed of it one damned bit. I’m sorry that you have been bullied by the society around you into thinking that owning weapons is some slightly shameful necessity, to be borne only until the lion lies down by the lamb and we can beat our swords into plowshares in the sweet by-and-by, but I’ve got news for you: Your heaven is not mine. If I can’t take my pistol, I don’t want to go.

And my rifle,and my shotgun…Because I want to shoot 3 gun with Jeff Cooper(PBUH) and Chesty Puller in the great hereafter.Heavy metal class,of course…

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Free Education

Hillsdale College has a free online course on the U.S. Constitution.

It makes sense to me to take advantage of this offer.

Or don’t,and let Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan tell you what it means.

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