As regular readers know, my Christmas message to Colorado governor Hickenlooper has been dubbed a "Toys for Totalitarians" campaign by David Codrea. It's a great name so I'm officially adopting it in my last letter to another recipient. Final reporting of all the awards will not happen for a few days, but suffice it to say that the smart money is betting someone evil-minded is going to take official notice of this little bit of defiance. That could get dicey.
Also, the predictable result of the smuggling campaign and the Toys for Totalitarians program means that we are low on both previously donated standard capacity magazines and the money to ship them out. Donations of either will be greatly appreciated.
There is much concern among readers about my potential arrest. "Have you checked whether this is legal?" is a common question in my emails and phone calls. Let's understand one thing: the law, these tyrants have decided, no longer applies to them. As evidenced by Fast and Furious, Benghazi and other scandals we are in the Age of Catch 22 -- they can and will do anything we can't stop them from doing. If they are willing to tear up the law and the Constitution to enforce their will upon anyone they choose, and they are, then it is past time -- for me at least -- to worry overmuch about whether something is "legal" as the domestic enemies of the Constitution define that term. When I said as I founded the Three Percent movement that I was not backing up one more inch, I wrote a check that I knew would have to be cashed one day. There is no evading that.
I expect some "authorized journalist" publicity when the full nature of Toys for Totalitarians is clear and it is recognized that this is just the opening round of an armed civil disobedience campaign against the new state laws. We will have slapped the jaws of this new crop of petty tyrants. Whether they will be forced to resent it, or, more likely, exercise the opportunity to react poorly, remains to be seen. Just exactly how I will react to the prospect of being arrested depends on whether the Feds get involved. I am much more likely to react poorly to the prospect of federal arrest, than if I'm busted by state authorities on a foray into their jurisdictions. The only question the Feds have to ask themselves is what will the blowback be if my apprehension goes south.
Keep me and my faithful band of merry smugglers in your prayers.
LATER: David Codrea comments here.