Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

The surrenderers

Written By: Bob - Mar• 21•13
Aiming points for a 7.62 rifle with a 500-yard zero.

Aiming points for a 7.62 rifle with a 500-yard zero, via WRSA.

World Net Daily has commissioned a poll of gun owners, and reported the following lie:

A new poll indicates only 1 in 5 gun owners would be willing to give up their firearms if the government demanded it.

“In other words, the government has a huge fight on its hands if it tries to implement a gun confiscation program,” said pollster Fritz Wenzel of Wenzel Strategies.

A surprisingly high percentage of those who call themselves “very liberal” also would not allow their guns to be confiscated, the poll shows.

Bull. Crap.

There is a reason no laws proposing outright confiscation have seriously been considered. It’s the same reason that Harry Reid pushed Dianne Feinstein’s semi-auto-ban off the table (simultaneously making it more dangerous). At this exact moment, confiscation is a non-starter as a political action.

“Common sense” background checks are being pushed instead, as they will become a de facto registry, then a real registry in reality, if not by official action.

Then, when that is in place, our culture is sufficiently demonized by the media and the right political timing is achieved, there will be a steady whittling down of “assault rifles” (you don’t need those), handguns with more than X rounds (you don’t need those), “sniper rifles” (deer rifles, but you don’t need those), assault shotguns (more than 3 rounds, you don’t need those), and then… lie back and think of England, because it’s all gone now.

The vast majority of the 80-percent in this WND poll say they won’t comply now, but we’re not playing a time-constrained game, and most will give up their rights without a fight.

Many will fold and turn in their firearms after rationalizing their position in a serfdom is better than having to fight. Many more will hide them away in closets, bury them, or otherwise surrender using them.

At the exact moment that their should be brought out in force to exercise the right of revolution given to them by God, these big talkers will meekly stand aside.

Your would-be masters are betting that after decades of indoctrination, you’ll suffer in silence, let your arms rust shut, allow your ammo to corrode, fail to maintain your skill… and just like that, without a shot fired on offense, they’ve won.

Aren’t they already successful?

When was the last time you went to the range, invited a friend to go shooting, or felt comfortable speaking about firearms in public without wondering if you were turning yourself into a social pariah?

They don’t need to get into your gun safe if they’ve gotten into your head.

They can only win by your apathy and inaction. Learn to shoot well, master your rifle to 500 yards. Practice dry firing, read up on marksmanship, small unit tactics, our heritage, and what was sacrificed for us by our Founders, and resolve to be every bit as active now so that you aren’t required to make the same sacrifices of blood and treasure.

Agitate. Politic. Get involved.

Be proud. Be relentless.

They are counting on your doing nothing.

Disappoint them.

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  1. John says:

    I am proud to count myself amongst the 3 percenters. I will NOT be surrendering ANY of the rights I currently have. Period.

  2. Cole says:

    The gun store near me is actually building a gun range. I look forward practicing more often. Well, once ammunition becomes available. And the economy recovers enough for me to afford it. And if Illinois doesn’t enact more restrictive laws. Hey… it’s almost like the Left is putting obstacles in the path of those who would resist them.

  3. Honeybadger says:

    “Agitate. Politic. Get involved.

    Be proud. Be relentless.

    They are counting on your doing nothing.

    Disappoint them.”

    In Obama’s own words,”Make it hurt,” because they damn well mean to.

  4. Steven says:

    As Cole said – someone in gov’t finally hit upon a practical and game changing strategy of buying up all the ammo and effectively drying up supply. Otherwise I would be shooting more often.

  5. Parker says:

    Henry Bowman is my model for how to operate.

  6. Catseye says:

    I actually disagree they haven’t considered the exploding feral hog population but then they aren’t aware of that problem. Once the hogs hit the cities the push for gun control will disappear. Watching someone getting eaten alive on the six o’clock news will do more to kill gun control than anything the NRA does ever will. And do I have to point out that an AR-15 is next to useless against a 400lb feral boar.

  7. Catseye says:

    Once the wild hog population reaches the cities I don’t think they will ever be fully exterminated. Welcome to the future, it’s not going to be pretty.

  8. bogbeagle says:

    Excellent article.

    That’s exactly how it has worked out, here, in England.

    Mention “guns” and just watch people’s faces and reactions. They couldn’t look more aghast if you’d told them you were a “kiddy-fiddler”.

    We generally under-estimate the power of conditioning. Most of us are incredibly compliant .. even though we hold ourselves to be autonomous and individualistic.

    When it comes down to it, most people, most of the time, will simply do what they are told.

  9. A says:

    Bob is right, you must become a political activist – there are millions of gun owners and Christians who haven’t voted in years. they must be rallied.

  10. Comrade X says:

    There is a game changer it is called the economy and failure thereof.

    When your money is worthless and it can’t buy you food nor love; what will you do?

    Our forefathers wrote about (TJ in the declaration) how hard it is to change a failed government and how men trend to suffer instead, IMHO our suffering hasn’t gotten to the point yet where revolution is a viable alternate.

    Patriots may be ready and willing but most people if they have a way to keep on keeping on will prefer the route de jour than one that has pain written all over it.

    I have faith, In GOD to make the righteous victorious (but not without pain if you look at history, you know; no pain no gain) but I also have faith in the evil among us who will overreach in their quest of utopia of which they know the best for the rest which really only boils down to what is best for them.

    The day thing changes is the day that enough thinking people realize that freedom and liberty is worth dying for and our only choices are that of liberty or slavery!

    In the mean time we need to keep our weapons if that means hidden than so be it for the day they will be needed.

    Death before slavery!

  11. Matt says:

    One of the bits of history I heard at an Appleseed was on Sunday after the brutal weather left me almost unable to stand and walk was about Valley Forge and the soldiers who stayed versus the ones who went back home. The ones who stayed, the ones who coninued to fight were not the blustering “Sons of Liberty”, they were the quiet ones who persevered. This fight is likely going to be like that, the loudmouths who shake their fists at the government and then give up versus the quiet ones who resist unequivocally.

  12. I’m not interested in dying. I don’t think freedom will be advanced by my death. I do think freedom will be advanced by the death of the tyrants. I’m willing to risk my life to achieve that goal. I think that’s the attitude we should all be taking. Be willing to KILL for freedom, not DIE for it. Be willing to take the risks that accompany the attempts to kill tyrants. Have you prepared your list?