My good friend Pete at Western Rifle Shooters Association here has an important post this morning. It is so important I'm not going to trust you lazy guys (yes, you know who you are) to click on the link. Here it is, in its entirety. Think it through, and ACT.
"Use 'Em, or Lose 'Em."
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mandatory Registration: Be Realistic In Your Thinking
Rawles' Survivalblog on Monday had an essay on steps to mitigate the possible problem of mandatory firearms registration imposed by the Hopey-Changey crowd now settling into the halls of power in Washington.
I have almost-limitless respect for what Mr. Rawles has done over the past fifteen years to awaken and prepare Americans for the very things we are living through today.
But on this particular point, I'd suggest a bit more thinking.
If the Obamanation foolishly chooses to enact mandatory Federal registration requirements, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans -- men, women, and young folks -- who will view that step as a "weapons free" command.
Many other Americans will reach the same conclusion once the first confiscation raids begin.
What? You think there won't be enforcement actions taken by the Feds and their local minions against non-compliant individuals?
Reliable sources in the past two weeks have reported that the BATFE is in the mid-to-late stages of a multi-year information gathering process based on their examination of various FFLs' business records, along with the 4473 transfer forms.
The sources, each of whom are intimately involved in the production and sale of components for various "rifles of military utility", both report extensive BATFE data collection from customer lists and other records.
Why do you think BATFE is doing that?
Why do you think one BATFE agent told one of the sources that the project was scheduled to be completed by 2010?
Why do you think Brian Puckett said "I will not register" when California enacted its AWB registration scheme in the late Nineties?
Folks, we live in a post-legal, post-political world, where tax cheats are confirmed as the nation's chief tax collectors, voter-fraud organizations receive Federal funding, and Republican party chairmen support bans on "assault weapons".
Do you really think that in such a world, burying or otherwise caching your guns is the morally correct answer?
Do you really think that it is the tactically prudent answer?
Face it: There's no way out but through.
And "through" means that someone, somewhere is going to use force once this thing gets a few steps further down the pike.
When the front doors of high-profile RKBA folks start to explode off their hinges at oh-dark-thirty, it's a wake-up call to every freedom-lover in this country.
The next steps are up to each of us.
Audentes fortuna juvat.
Fortune favors the bold.
"No Way Out But Through."