The Ultimate Check on Tyranny

Did you guys see this?

The Small Arms Survey estimates there are 393,300,000 civilian-owned firearms in the United States. The survey, performed by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, estimated the United States military has about 4.5 million firearms. It put the number of firearms owned by police throughout the United States at just over 1 million.

That means American civilians own nearly 100 times as many firearms as the U.S. military and nearly 400 times as many as law enforcement.

Federal Bureau of Investigation background check records suggest that civilians bought more than 2 million guns in May alone, which means civilians purchase more than double the number of firearms owned by police departments. The number of gun-related civilian background checks in May and April, at over 4.7 million, is greater than the number of firearms currently owned by the American military.

It was many years ago when Admiral Yamamoto allegedly said, “You cannot invade America, every blade of grass will have a rifle behind it.” A wise man, and the former Japanese Ambassador to the US.

We have made it impossible to govern without the consent of the governed. Revolutions and civil wars are horrendous things, we know, we’ve had both. If we have another it may well be bloody, but it is unlikely to be long.

Think about that for a bit, almost 400,000,000 arms in the hands of the people, and those are the legal ones, mostly made after 1968 and registered in one way or another. There’s likely lots more, more or less forgotten, including many of the antiques which won the west the first time, and some may well be serviceable.

That’s considerably more than one gun for each and every American.

There’s a tie for the best gun salesman in America between Barack Obama, and ‘the resistance’. As George Peppard used to say with a cigar in his mouth, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Interestingly, they tend to cluster in areas with laws that provide for easy carry (in other words, red states) and in those areas, gun violence rates are far lower than almost any place else in the world. Why? because those who carry are trained, practice (usually far more than police), and fight back. It’s the American way, as they say.

And so, something else for our so-called ‘elites’, and their willing idiots to remember, and if they don’t well, they were warned.

In America, We, the People, remain sovereign, and we have the means to make it so. And this, like so much, is the genius of the Founders.

The ultimate DIY project, make your own country.

Sad about you people who did this:

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

 

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29 Responses to The Ultimate Check on Tyranny

  1. Scoop says:

    The numbers look good, actually they are even surprising. The sad fact, however, is how a few unscrupulous dictatorial fanatics can terrorize and control large numbers of people if it is done at the right moment (on a date and time unknown by the people . . . the night of glass comes to mind) and assured that the resistance is not communicating with one another and has no leadership to mount an offensive. I heard it said that one squad ofNazi soldiers could contain and and subdue and terrorize an entire neighborhood of thousands who could have easily overpowered them. So yes, it is good news that we are armed but we are not the ones that will (I suspect) begin an offensive under good leadership. We will individually and haphazardly be acting alone and many may even abandon their arsenals for fear of being caught with them. I really don’t want to find out how such a scenario might play out if the assault on gun ownership happens at midnight tomorrow. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      I think it is better as a threat, than its use would be, which is sort of your point, I think. Still, it is a pointed threat, that no one else in the world has. And remember before Kristallnacht, German citizens had their arm confiscated, after Weimar instituted registration. It also matters, that most of the military comes from our areas, note that I don’t include most of the political officers there, and would likely be not at their best in this.

      Yeah, best to use the ballot box, though! 🙂

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      • Scoop says:

        I agree. I thing that the largest deterrent of a tyrant is the fact that most of our armed services and police were raised to respect and adhere to the second amendment. So when we hear a few liberal pols out yelling about forced seizure of guns it is just blather. Good luck finding a force that will follow your directions even if you hold power in the US Govt., shut down all electronic communication and do it in the middle of the night.

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        • NEO says:

          I think that correct. And a good thing it is too. You noticed that the compliance rate in Connecticut on the magazine ban was, exactly, 0.0% right?

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        • Scoop says:

          Yeah, that should say something to some of those liberal pols. But I fear it will fall on deaf ears.

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed, but it’s hard to hear when one is screaming all the time!

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        • Scoop says:

          Ain’t that the truth?

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  2. the unit says:

    The idea of tyranny in our land has been around a long time. At least as long as the Founders were the Founders.
    Like Scoop, I wonder about the organization, communication ability, and what leadership we might have these days.
    Still something has kept the happening of tyranny occurring here, and since someone has been wanting to take away our firearms about all my life, I think maybe our having them did the trick, so to speak. 🙂
    About all my life? I remember must’ve been about ’55 rumor made it’s rounds around our town the sheriff was going to collect our guns. Why, I thought? I’d been hunting for a couple of years by then with my dad, with my own gun. Before that at about age 4 (’46) with my brother on our 80 acres. Not with my own gun then, of course. Just with him and he sent me on the other side of the sweet gum tree to make noise. He shot the squirrel when it came on his side. I toted it home with the tail over my shoulder and it’s nose bouncing on the ground. A big red squirrel. And it wasn’t just to kill something, we ate it. 🙂
    I didn’t understand the why? then, in ’55, like I do now. It wasn’t PETA against squirrel hunting. I think we be alright as long as we have our squirrel guns and etc. ones as well. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Well said, Davy Crockett! 🙂

      Squirrel stew is a bit greasy for me, but in a pinch! Rattlesnake, on the other hand! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Not stew! Fried and with Mama made homemade biscuits, gravy or home churned butter. No biscuits like those since Mama passed in ’06 at 92. Crunchy on top and bottom, soft and fluffy in the middle. Yummmmm, yum… 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Sounds pretty good, and those biscuits, heavenly! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          I’ve heard rattlesnake is very good. Heard from you and Mark America, maybe before. Here we just have, very deadly as well, pygmy rattlers for the most part.
          Now alligator, good and plenty too. Still, it’s not ready available of course. Think open season has to be declared and a special permit obtained.
          A friend had some at an annual Superbowl cookout a few years ago, usually had fried jumbo shrimp and speckled gulf trout we had caught. Don’t know how he got it. He lived on a bayou. Maybe backyard roadkill. 🙂

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        • Scoop says:

          Ate some gator at a restaurant outside Charleston a while back. It was a standard item on the menu. It is still available I understand though I don’t get over there much. I guess we might have gator farms, like fish farms, to supply the restaurants. Very tasty though, I must say. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Could be. A friend of mine had some gator at her Christmas party, quite a while ago now, pretty good, but she had good connections, not least because of her restaurant. Thing is, they all taste pretty much like chicken. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          I guess in Florida we’re not supposed to eat our pets. 🙂
          Now if South Florida could figure out a good way to prepare those cute Iguanas to be edible.
          http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-reg-south-florida-iguana-invasive-damage-20180618-story.html

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        • Scoop says:

          You mean you don’t know how to eat the “chicken of the trees” Well, here you go:

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        • the unit says:

          I pass. My guilt might come back after first swallow, if still sucking air. I’ll stick with pig’s feet and chitlins on my diversity menu. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Boudica2015.

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    • the unit says:

      boudi, been seeing you long time here. Guess you read all the comments. I’ll tell you, not the others as I won’t broadcast so as to let NSA know. As for communication, I still got CB. “10-4”. 🙂

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  4. the unit says:

    Well, afterall it is Saturday on the blog. 🙂
    I found ‘This Day In History’ interesting today in these blog times.
    We’ve, at least me and Scoop, commented on similarities with pols and mafia. And I mentioned nicknames.
    So today in history…”1992 Teflon Don sentenced to life” Maybe one day Slick and/or The Beast. 🙂
    And “Hollywood 1989 Batman released” Guess he didn’t get life sentence without parole. 🙂
    Then coincidentally…about issues today i.e. family separation… “1927 Newspaper reveals Coolidge will be adopted into Sioux tribe”
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/newspaper-reveals-coolidge-will-be-adopted-into-sioux-tribe
    Scoop said it…SSDD 🙂

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    • the unit says:

      P.S. Just got this to me: Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
      You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago.
      Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.
      🙂 Guess they like what’s said.

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      • NEO says:

        Congratulations, about 11 months after me, and a month after Jessica. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          I’ve loved the company with you both…and all…well most. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          Ilkie having you about, as well. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Except the Dutch guy. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, him I didn’t need at all, and don’t miss. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, he did, and as often, he’s right! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Maybe we’ll eventually have a TrumpAmigo hat. 🙂

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