Out West a group of citizens opposed what they believed to be illegal action by the Federal government, and assembled in force, with arms to resist arrest for their actions. Numerous supporters joined them, also armed, and the Federal LEOs backed off. While the instigators of the action were later arrested, all charges were dropped eventually. Are there enough supporters of decency and rationality in Chicago to organize and refuse to obey irrational and unConstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms? Would it not be a beautiful thing to see a large group of armed citizens telling the authorities that they will not tolerate the tyranny of Emanuel and his minions, and will resist if need be with force of arms? Would the CPD force the issue, or back off as the FBI did with the Bundys out West? During the Jim Crow era there were occasions when armed black men refused to obey the gun control laws of their state which sought to disarm them, and authorities backed down. Maybe the time is coming for people today to be willing to do the same here in Illinois. Or they can just complain and die a death of a thousand cuts, bit by bit until their freedom is totally gone.
The government disengaged for one simple reason.....they didn't want a repeat of Ruby Ridge or Waco. Those things led directly to McVeigh, and the rise of the militia groups.
I watched as the militias "pushed back" the federal government. One big group of people, massed together makes a fantastic target for a single Apache gunship.
The federal government has had us by the shorthairs since the 30's. Once full autos were regulated, and our military technology grew, that very quickly made any sort of insurrection moot.
It you're "kitting up" to fight the government, all you're doing is cosplay. Nothing wrong with owning plates and plate carriers if you own them for SHTF.
Before you say that our troops will not follow unconstitutional orders...think back to hurricane Katrina when the National Guard went door to door confiscating firearms, and not a single person resisted lol.
The only thing we have going for us is the threat of insurrection, and the effects it would have on the economy, if, and that's a big IF, enough gun owners actually rose up to fight. The number that actually would, is a far smaller number than the people who say they would online.
Edited by DD123, 03 September 2018 - 08:04 AM.
Force and intimidation are the tools of tyrants. - Ron Paul
If Democrats quit shooting people, "gun violence" would go down by 80%.......
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"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny" - Thomas Jefferson