Guerrilla Tactics in the Culture War- Part 2

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)- Thank you for your comments on the first part of this series.  In part 1 I said we are in a cultural conflict where freedom is under attack on many fronts.  I chose to talk about self-defense.  I think it is important since self-defense should be more than a right we reluctantly tolerate.  Self-defense is actually a virtue we should support.  In this culture war, people who love liberty should advocate for a better culture rather than sit passively as they lose their liberties one by one.  That is why I'm asking, what would we do if we really valued self-defense?

  • Voter-Registration-Deadline-Nov-2008-002_0In part 1 I said that gun shops and firing ranges should have voter registration forms on their counters.  Those same shops should offer an instant discount if you’re registered to vote.  (Wouldn't you vote if it meant a one percent discount?)
  • A private school would boast about how many of its teachers have carry permits.
  • If self-defense were a virtue, then a private school would establish proficiency in self-defense as a required element in the school curriculum.  If we're going to value human life then we need to teach you to defend yours.
  • If self-defense were a virtue, then schools would hold pep rallies for their wrestling, judo, MMA, knife fighting and combat handgun teams.
  • If self-defense were a virtue, then only the society for creative anachronism would continue to hold events shooting at stationary targets.

What would local politicians do tomorrow if they really valued self-sufficiency and self-defense?

  • Politicians in anti-gun states already established “local preemption” laws so cities could enact their own gun prohibitions. Those laws means local jurisdictions could also promote firearms ownership.  They could establish their own reciprocity with other states.  Pro-gun counties might even issue non-resident licenses to people from anti-gun cities.
  • rebateSince private gun ownership reduces crime, politicians should cut personal sales taxes and property taxes on guns, gun safes, and ammunition.
  • Anti-rights politicians tax gun owners.  In contrast, politicians supporting self-defense would register unarmed men and women.. since those adults are many times more dangerous than concealed carry holders. They might even tax unarmed persons as a threat to public safety.  Fair is fair.
  • Retail shops would not pay property taxes on the part of their store selling self-defense tools.

That is a small start on one front of the culture war.  I’ll be back with more examples in the next two posts.  Let me leave you with this question in the mean time.

What would you do if self-defense were a virtue?

Thank you again for your suggestions.
~_~_~_

About Rob Morse: Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog.   He is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Open carry makes too many people feel unsafe or nervous in certain places if you stroll in with a gun on your hip. These idiots with rifles and shotguns walking around make ME nervous. I would leave a place if someone came with a rifle or position myself so I could get a clear shot at them. Also by open carry, you just lost your element of surprise. I would much rather not tip my hand to having a gun on me. Its just not a good thing to do. Imagine your in line in the bank with your pistol… Read more »

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Simply the easiest way to sway the anti-gun politicians is to remove their Government or private security details. Let’s see how comfortable Hizzonor Mikey or Rahm is without his security detail. The same for Harry, Mitch, Dianne, Nancy, _____, etc. Likely to happen? No, but watching them fight it will tell the story that is always suppressed.

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I would stop concealing my carry gun and start to open carry. It is more comfortable, easier to ‘dress around’, and it makes it easier and quicker to draw your gun when needed.
If it were seen as a virtue (It should be.), then I would stop hiding that I am doing a virtuous thing.

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It is also makes it ‘easier and quicker’ for someone to take your firearm away from you. ‘Virtue’ has nothing to do with whether or not your firearm is concealed. ‘Intelligence’ is the key word.

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Yes, and walking around with an umbrella over your head makes it more likely that you will be struck by lightning. However, the chances of that are so very small, that they are not worth considering. The same for an open carrier getting his gun stolen from his holster while carrying it. It doesn’t happen often enough to be significant. I don’t want to hear about something that could theoretically happen or that happens extremely rarely. That’s a bogus argument used by anti-gun people; Pro-gun people should avoid it. Give me some statistic that shows a real problem that happens… Read more »

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Why ask “What would you do if self-defense were a virtue?” when it already is. Have we already been ‘brain-washed’ by the “Hope and Change” elites trying to wrest control of America? Seems they already have control of the language with the help of the Politically Correct media.

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Why couldn’t public schools boast about how many of its teachers have carry permits too ? The way that statement was worded makes it sound like only teachers at private schools can obtain carry licenses.