Quote of the day—Sarah Connor

Some good things came out of that fiery inferno: By the end of the day, April 19, 1993, I was a recovering liberal, ready to bear arms.

Sarah Connor
April 19, 2012
Comment to April 19, 1993: Where were you when Waco burned?
[I have a similar story but it started a little bit earlier.

I had bought my first gun in December of 1992. This was in large part because of the helplessness I felt at Ruby Ridge a few months earlier. It went down just a few miles from my home at the time and there was nothing I could do. I didn’t have a firearm of any type and I had zero training. It was just an SKS but it was a beginning.

Just the siege at Waco confirmed I was going down the necessary path. I didn’t have to wait for the the outrage of the burning. The only doubts I had were whether I had started my journey soon enough and if I had enough money and time to complete it in time. In May of 1995 I got a contracting job at Microsoft that paid a lot of money and gave me easy access to high quality training and nearby indoor range.

I was shooting USPSA matches in early 1995. I shot in a lot of steel plate and pistol league matches from 1995 through 1999. I went to my first dynamite shoot in May of 1996. I bought my STI Eagle in late 1997. I went to the USPSA Area 1 Championship in June of 1998. I won the Intermountain Tactical Rifle Championship in July of 1998. The first Boomershoot was in October of 1998. I took a class in long range precision rifle shooting in early 1999. Hundreds of people have participated in Boomershoot. They acquired the equipment and skills to hit one minute of angle targets out to 700 yards.

I and hundreds, if not thousands, are ready. It was Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the 1994 Clinton Gun Ban that motivated us. But what the really means is that almost for certain our equipment and skills will not be required for that method of last resort.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Sarah Connor

  1. Now we have the UN small arms treaty on the near horizon and Operation Fast and Furious (F&F).

    F&F was the deliberate and irresponsible running of guns to Mexican cartels with the sole purpose of increasing bloodshed on the border to justify calls for more gun control laws (which only disarm law-abiding citizens). Eric Holder needs to be prosecuted.

    The small arms treaty is an attempt to use the UN to do an end run around our Constitution.

    Our corrupt government can’t openly disarm us in the legislature or by executive order or in the courts, so they resort to treaty-breaking, criminal activities or the use of the UN, populated by despotic, human-rights abusing dictatorships, for some political leverage. Sickening.

  2. i was in the gun free paradise of new york city. two years removed from being honorably discharged from the us army. i was not trustworthy or well connected enough to posses a firearm.

    can’t say i knew a lot about ruby ridge. however i was one of the millions who watched my government set fire to children to protect them from alleged abuse. i remember janet reno’s thug squad raiding a home in south florida to save a child from the fate of growing up an american to return him to a third world shit hole. yeah the 90’s as bad as it was, it was but a prelude to what was to come.

    wasn’t till after 9/11 that the wife and i thought it might be wiser to spend our days in a more rural atmosphere where we knew our neighbors and trotting out to wally world with a glock on your hip was considered quite normal. how’s that song go……leather boots are still style for manly footwear, beads and roman sandals won’t be seen. gotta love old Merle.

    if i had to describe our current administration using only one word it would be sneaky, no it would be criminal nah…. duplicitous, maybe. predatory, yup that’s it. predatory!
    predatory towards its on people.

    our fine government is looking inwards for it’s new boogieman. I’m to be suspicious of people paying with cash. suspicious of returning vets and religious people. suspicious of folks who provide for themselves. who own firearms, who question the government. who don’t support homeland security, the tsa the batfe.
    who don’t drive a hybrid, who are climate change skeptics, who wear jeans, who eat meat etc etc etc.

    what was it bush said “if your not with us your against us”
    us folks in flyover land are out of favor with the current beltway buffoons, but then again weren’t we always?

    i don’t see my skills being tested soon, but it’s comforting having them. you never know when the boogieman will make an appearance.

  3. When the siege at Waco occurred, I was a student at a public middle school in upstate New York. About all I learned about the incident was that a group of fanatics tried to defy the government and ended up paying the price. I was too young to question why or learn the specifics of what really happened.

    I didn’t know anything about Ruby Ridge until just a few years ago. I don’t know if the incident was even mentioned by anyone I knew at the time.

    A few years after those events I got my first introduction to firearms when my best friend’s dad took the two of us shooting to earn the rifle shooting merit badge. It would be more than ten years later, around the time that I became a father, that I decided it would be a good idea to have a gun and know how to use it.

  4. I remember watching the “Channel One” news broadcast into schools when Waco happened; I was just barely in high school as things went down. I accepted the hogwash that it was fine for the Federal Government to do what it did, because some of the children there may have been abused.

    It wasn’t until years later that I read books on the incident, as well as learn about Ruby Ridge, and I am ashamed for the actions of my government, and that I just accepted them without question. But then, I was just a teenager, watching news filtered through the Media and through the Government. I couldn’t have known better! At least, not without outside influences that I didn’t have at the time.

    For me, though, it was the reverse: I learned the importance of guns through Lott’s “More Guns, Less Crime” and then through Snyder’s “A Nation of Cowards” essay (the first convinced me that concealed carry is a good idea; the second, that it was a moral duty); this, in turn, introduced me to the guns and other rights culture, where I learned about the evils of Government at Ruby Ridge and Waco.

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