Guerrilla Tactics in the Culture War- Part 3

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)- First I want to thank you for your comments on this series.  As I said in part 1 and part 2, we are in a cultural conflict where freedom is under attack on many fronts.  I chose to talk about self-defense.  Unfortunately, most conservative politicians are pacifists in this culture war.

If you don’t believe me, here is an example from last month where San Francisco imposed regulations designed to close the city’s last gun shop, the last gun store for a city of 800 thousand people!  Believe me, the citizens of San Francisco are not all anti-gun liberals.  In Southern California, Los Angeles gangs threatened to kill hundreds of people.   The Los Angeles City Council responded by further disarming law abiding civilians.  I gave you the links because I couldn’t believe it myself.

What could we do?  In this culture war, people who love liberty should advocate for a better culture rather than sit passively as they lose their liberties one at a time.  Self-defense is more than a right we tolerate.    Self-defense is a virtue and we should actively support it.

What would we do if we really valued self-sufficiency and self-defense?

  • discount_stamp4If we really valued self-defense, then businesses would give discounts to people who were carrying concealed.. and maybe give a discount to registered voters too. (Would you vote if it meant a discount at your local gas station or grocery store for the next two years?)
  • Responsible employers should ask their staff to obtain a carry license and carry at work.
  • Homes would be built with security in mind. That includes solid doors and door frames, good sight-lines, and hard cover for safe rooms.
  • Insurance companies would offer lower rates to schools and churches that have trained and armed staff.
  • Carmakers would include a built-in holster for car carry.
  • Hotel chain should equip their rooms with gun racks and safes. Why aren’t these requirements in local building codes today?
  • Frequently robbed businesses like bars and convenience stores should offer discounts to concealed carriers. Taxi services should also offer discounted fares to CCW holders.. particularly after dark.Andrew

 

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

  • Gun ownership reduces crime.. so politicians should offer tax rebates for trained gun owners.  You would receive larger rebates if you’ve taken recent training and have a security system on your house or business.
  • Government employees who infringe the right of self-defense would be personally liable for court costs and penalty fees.
  • Government buildings that impose gun-free zones must also provide secure firearms storage so armed visitors can turn in their guns.
  • A criminal’s gun is given to the successful defender at the time of the incident.

That is a small start on one front of the culture war.  I’ll be back with more examples in the last post.

Let me leave you with one question.  What would you do if self-defense were a virtue?

.. and 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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Left Coast Conservative

It is ironic that you mention California in the context of your activism plan. None of your points would work in California. California is a may-issue CCW state, which in urban counties is interpreted as “no-issue”. In a state of approximately 30 million there are approximately 50,000 active permits. California does not recognize any other states concealed weapons permits. There are effectively no concealed carriers in California. Open carry of either loaded or UNLOADED weapons is explicitly illegal. You lament California firearms laws, and I did too when I lived there. Gun-rights activists in California are fighting a long delaying… Read more »

jim warrington
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jim warrington

If violent crime is to be curbed it is only the intended victim who can do it.
The felon does not fear the police, and he fears niether judge nor jury.
Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.

JohnC
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JohnC

If you do not like the laws around you , either activate and become a vocal leader for change or move to another area. It is fortunate that we have that freedom. Personally I cannot perceive living with 0 Gun shops and police not being able to carry at anytime anywhere.

Greg
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Greg

Talk about a culture war I have heard that all off duty cops in NY that are taking their families to see the Pope are not allowed to take their guns with them. If the cops in NY can’t carry who can?

oldshooter
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oldshooter

Considering the NYPD’s recent dismal record of accidentally shooting innocent civilians, this might actually make sense. It seems more logically supportable at least, than disarming USMC recruiters (and is probably even less likely to be honored).

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

And I could claim that USMC recruiters have a ‘ recent dismal record of accidentally shooting civilians’. Facts to back up your assertion?

brian winters
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brian winters

Try living in New jERSEY WHERE BEING A GUN OWNER IS VERY DIFFICULT.

CommonSense4America
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CommonSense4America

Quit complaining,,,people from New Jersey keep electing these id-iots. Another suggestion,,,move to a gun friendly southern state.

Herb
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Herb

Ever notice that nobody makes a big deal about the laws against murder, robbery and assault that are being broken when they start pitching the need for more gun laws – that will be broken/ignored by the lawless? What would be better would be Constitutional carry as the law of the land and then woe unto the lawless that commit crimes, especially with a firearm. Put the bad guys in fear of a) carriers of firearms; b) a real victim justice system instead of criminal justice system. Investigations would focus on good versus evil/commission of crimes, not with intent to… Read more »

Dean Weingarten
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Good ideas, Rob. We should be able to implement many of them.

Joe
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Joe

I’m kind of confused. What’s the point of concealed carry if you are going around telling everyone about it for a discount? I thought the point of concealment was to avoid others from knowing what you have… Also, guns and bars are a terrible mixture.