I read a pretty interesting article over at Bob Owens. He provides a lot of food for thought concerning what comes after a nationwide gun ban (or similar restrictive legislation), and although I don’t agree with everything he writes, his piece is worth a read.
Owens oversimplifies a good deal of extremely complex issues; most notably that many Congressmen, their staffers, leftist medial moguls, and other “elite” will be assassinated.
I’m with him 100% that we have to defy all attempts at gun confiscation, but the fact of the matter is that there just aren’t enough federal agents to confiscate our firearms. If they do come to confiscate your weapons, a handful of fatal funnels would likely end further attempts.
Owens is correct that any significant damage done to the ruling class would likely result in a chaotic distribution of local and regional power vacuums. Is your sheriff and local law enforcement respected enough or responsible enough to keep the peace? Your county commissioner or mayor?
But my biggest problem with Owens’ prediction and argument – and many other views of what widespread militia activity will look like – is that militias are made of up men who have to work. Can you afford to take two weeks off work while you fight a rebellion? A month? Three months? A year? Can your family make it if you were to die in the process and your life insurance denies your payout? The answer is, for many of you, an overwhelming no. Sure, we could all band together and care for the families of those “off in the war”; and folks with disposable income could create some sort of aid stations — and not to mention the healthcare that would need to be provided — but what about the issues of ammo and fuel? There are just a lot of logistical – and logical – issues that Owens fails to mention, much less answer. In that regard, Owens’ prediction and argument, in most cases, is weak.
Bob Owens’ piece can be found here: What you’ll see in the rebellion.