AR-15 Podcast 174 – When The Revolution Comes

DeKalb, Illinois – Reed Snyder, J.D., and the AR-15 Podcast’s newest addition, Chris, return for episode 174 of the show. This week’s topic is one for the prepared, the pessimist, or the paranoid among us. The question is, what to do when the “revolution” comes? This of course is the reason the Second Amendment exists, but realistically covers a variety of scenarios like natural disasters and civil unrest.

The guys cover a range of considerations starting with the what. Besides the obvious answer of storing an emergency firearm, other considerations materialize. For instance, which tools will you need to keep your firearm running? How much ammunition for the scenario? Do you store parts of firearms or just go with fully assembled? Next, they get into the mechanics of the storage with where and how. What’s the best container to keep the elements and other contaminants out? Where should that container go? Finally, they get to the why. Some of it is tongue-in-cheek. Some serious. Some is only a matter of time.

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  • 6 thoughts on “AR-15 Podcast 174 – When The Revolution Comes

    1. Wolfram, The State Governors can already call up their militias but refuse to do so in most cases. Ever heard of State Defense Forces? SDFs are legal militias under the control of the States, separate from the National Guard, who are not subject to being Federalized. Nearly 30 States have SDFs of various sizes and capabilities but most are unarmed and are often used for Emergency Management roles. The Louisiana Military Department has several paid SDF members as part of the LA State Guard who work as Military Police and with Job Corps and Youth Challenge programs run by the National Guard. I was an unpaid State Guard member (volunteer militia) for a while after my discharge from the regular Army. I worked one weekend a month out of the State Operations Center in downtown Baton Rogue alongside National Guard and Emergency Management employees. While Louisiana State Guard is hardly more than a cadre level the only thing stopping the Governor from activating it fully and having regular drill dates for all able bodied citizens is the money involved and the certain political backlash such a move would set in motion.

    2. Our original Revolution (two-and-a-half centuries ago) was “asymmetrical.” Thinking that the next Revolution would be different… is not realistic.

    3. @Wolfram, For example, I have stored sufficient food for two people for one year. If donated to a standard infantry battalion, each man would get a half meal per day per week. I can make about 1,000 rounds of 5.56 per day with sufficient materials for 7 days (currently). If the Hq element gave all their ammunition to the maneuver elements, each trigger puller could fire 15.5 rounds. How many battalion sized units of militia would we need to meet our opfors? Yes, there a lot of variables, and it does depend upon how many will want to donate everything that they have. I think (in the hypothetical sense) that a revolution will have to be asymmetrical.

    4. How so Wild Bill? Lots of variables there, depending on how much public anger there is and how many step up to the plate. It could start with governors calling for citizen militias.

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