Should a gun ban/confiscation take place, a big debate is arising within the gun community. Should we willing hand over our guns?
Now this is not a gun control debate. We are working on the premise that the Second Amendment recognizes/grants Americans the right to bear arms. But, should a government decide to illegally take away our guns, (against the current federal law that was put into place after Katrina – SEE SEC. 557. Title VII of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5201, SEC. 706) theoretically how should we react?
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how they would be willing to fight to the death to preserve their God given rights. And again, I am not debating if it is a God given right or not, but what action, if any, should be taken if they attempt to take it away from us.
My opinion is that it is good that people are making a statement. It is good that upstanding, law-abiding citizens are sending a clear message that they would be willing to stand up against tyranny. I further believe that by doing so, they do us all a great service, by scaring the political class. The government will be much less likely to enact a gun ban/confiscation if they know that it could lead to a full-blown civil war!
That having been said, it is equally obvious to me that should a SWAT team show up at my door, I am no match and my family and I would be killed in a firefight should we respond with lethal force. I’m suggesting that the prudent thing to do, would be to hide some of your guns (before they come for them) and when they come knocking at your door, symbolically hand over some. This would be the best course of action to preserve your life (which is the idea behind the second amendment in the first place) now and be able to fight the fight later. It’s OK to lose the battle in order to win the war.
What do you think? Is it worth dying for or would the wise move be to retreat and regroup? I would theoretically choose the latter over the former any day.