The following is from a reader regarding my post Slaves are about to be freed. He reveals that he and his family are so far unarmed but strongly support the RKBA. He lives in the California which puts a severe chilling effect on actually possessing firearms.
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:42 PM
To: Joe Huffman
Subject: Re: Your post: “Slaves are about to be freed “
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
“I think we should start preparing to use a new weapon that we might well have in our arsenal by July. As with all new weapons we need to train with it and plan how to use it before we can use it to maximum effectiveness.”
I thought you were going to write about a newly informed populace and moreover, new shooters.
The biggest thing we can have/build is numbers. Politicians can read polls. If we have the majority of folks behind us (as I think we do) we tend to win. If we have repeated instances of the Kim du Toit happy dance for new shooters, then we have motivated people behind us.
Numbers are what the Brady Bunch worked on for a long time, but they are in trouble because they are selling a negative – the momentum has shifted.
The intermediate victory is that we have begun to sell gun ownership and carrying as a positive. A place not to let up is the “Gun Free Zone” nonsense. We need to make darned sure that private defensive use of firearms in such situations is responsible and underscored in the media as such. The Brady Bunch has no answer for this.
People are the new weapon. The most potent weapon is people who understand RKBA truth and wield it well – freed slaves, empowered private citizens.
I see the training as literal, for new shooters. (My little family – for example – will someday, God willing, be new shooters. We are pro-gun and pointedly so, but not –yet- armed.) The gun community needs to train train train, Now is not a time for a blossoming of gun accidents because people do not know and strictly follow Cooper’s four rules.
When we add to our numbers (who this we unarmed white man?) we win.
When even those who do not choose to arm themselves are happy to allow us to do so, we triumph.
I think I hear the sound of triumph approaching just over the next hill.
All good points. I’m sure there are others that can be made. I just threw things together off the top of my head to get people started thinking. Please keep thinking and if you want it to have more visibility than a comment email it to me and I’ll probably post it.