No Cops to Save You, but Too Bad You Couldn’t Get a Gun to Protect Yourself

Long lines outside a gun store in Culver City, CA. Photo from Syvnews.com
Long lines outside a gun store in Culver City, CA. Photo from Syvnews.com

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You might not have wanted a gun before, but now you do. You’ve seen the empty shelves in grocery stores. You read in the news that some police departments are taking longer to respond because of the outbreak of the Wuhan virus. Some police departments are conserving their resources and only responding to critical incidents in progress. The whole situation sounds unbelievable until you read that unarmed shoppers in California were robbed of their groceries. That is why many people decided they suddenly needed a gun for self-protection. Some gun stores reported a five-fold increase in sales. The Federal National Instant Background Check system reported processing three times the number of applications compared to a year ago.. if you could get a gun at all. Many citizens who wanted to buy a gun ran into our bizarre gun-control scheme and were disarmed. That wasn’t all they learned.

These gun buyers discovered that buying a gun legally wasn’t as easy as they thought. After you’ve passed your state and federal background checks, then the gun buyer must wait an additional ten days if you’re a resident of California. You’ll wait an additional 14 days if you live in Hawaii. In theory, there is only a six month wait to get a permit to purchase a gun in New Jersey, but New Jersey stopped processing applications. There, the good guys are disarmed by gun-control.

Lots of new gun buyers found out that the mainstream media lied to them. They discovered that you can’t buy a gun online. They found out that democrat politicians lied when they said it is easier to buy a gun than to buy a book. These new gun buyers crashed head-first into the 23 thousand firearms regulations we have in the US. That system isn’t easy for anyone.

In theory, these regulations prevent a known criminal from getting a gun. In practice, the bad guys get their guns the same way they get their drugs; the criminals get their guns illegally. These thousands of regulations disarmed the honest citizen who wants to obey the law.

How does disarming the honest citizens make us safer?

Millions of new gun owners and their families are now asking themselves that very question.

The practice and theory of gun-control are wildly different. Gun control laws are not designed to do what the politicians say they do. Gun-control laws are designed to put a politician in front of a camera while he reads a glowing press release. The politician slaps a wonderful sounding title on more regulations that don’t stop crime any better than the last ink-on-paper did. The news media nods with approval and refuses to ask for evidence that this charade really works. The media stays silent because their job depends on being invited to the next press release.

When this political-theater is presented to us in the news, most of us didn’t ask how gun-control was supposed to keep us safe. For millions of us, that changed last week. Today, more of us are asking that question as the recent wave of want-to-be gun owners were disarmed.

Gun-control has never stopped crime. Gun prohibition was designed to stop you from protecting yourself while pretending to make you safe. Now that you’re threatened, you are supposed to go pay a politician for an exemption, or pay so the police will protect you after you were denied the tools of self-defense.

That scheme is tried and true. It is as old as politicians and prohibition. Many citizens didn’t believe that gun-control worked that way until they saw it with their own eyes.

Now they know.. and so do you.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

 

 

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Kris
Kris
3 months ago

I’m just sitting back with my AR14, eating popcorn and watching the show…

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Does your “AR14” by chance have a “thing that goes up” on the back of it? 🙂

Behind The Lines in N.J.
Behind The Lines in N.J.
3 months ago

I gotta tell ya, – after YEARS of fighting the 2A fight and asking for, (if not outright help), at least some recognition of the facts from people like these newly informed jerks, – there’s a part of me that gloats over their now Fk’d status. Throw stones, a-holes!!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
3 months ago

A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys which is his true agenda. In 1958. the late Col Jeff Cooper, handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy, stated, “Killing is a matter of will, not weapons. You cannot control the act itself by passing laws about the means employed.” But, again, the politician with a law can control the good guys. The bad guy with a gun…..or the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the TERRIBLY DISTRAUGHT FAMILY MEMBER OF A GUN SHOOTING VICTIM…….or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder….. or… Read more »

Watch um
Watch um
3 months ago

After this crisis is over the liberals that were able to buy a gun will go right back to their old way of thinking and sell their guns, it’s going to be a second hand buying market on guns.

Old soldier
Old soldier
3 months ago

Yakima, wa, 12 prisoners escape. 1 hour later Governor puts out all gun shops non essential. Nothing can be had.
Citizens forced to pray cheap doors will save their families while huddling, scared.

Fiction, no. It’s a reality, Tonight, March 23rd
2020. Yakima Washington 98902

JDL
JDL
3 months ago

I find it to be poetic justice that all of the gun control supporters now have to suffer from the very laws they so fervently supported.

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
3 months ago

they sowed the wind….

hippybiker
hippybiker
3 months ago

Like Gomer exclaimed…”Surprise, Surprise,Surprise!”

Oldvet
Oldvet
3 months ago

Now go to Town Hall pm and see what piglucy and soulless shumer want in return for cvid19 relief . If this country doesn’t remove all the Dems in both houses they aren’t worth saving!!

DrRon
DrRon
3 months ago

i started preparing for this over 4 yrs ago. my wife and i both have a.410 shotgun and a .22 semi rifle, w/ 30,000 rounds. my wife has a.22 revolver. i have a 9mm semi pistol and carbine, w/ 4,000 rounds. i have complete facilities and supplies to reload the 9mm and .410. there’s an extra pantry and plenty of drinking water. i have 1.8 KW of solar panels, controllers, inverters and 780 Amp hours of batteries. then there’s 380 gallons of rain water and a complete plumbing to drive all of it with a 12 V pump. i would… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  DrRon

DrRon —

I would say I would grab all my guns and come join you, but I know that’s not how it works. You Sir, have all you need to keep even zombies in check. You are the example for others follow. Outstanding job, soldier!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 months ago
Reply to  DrRon

Not so fast people, what is your defense plan or did you just accumulate all that for someone else?

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Self defense. Try to take mine, and you’ll get what’s coming to you.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill
Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago
Reply to  DrRon

I had a neighbor tell me “If anything happens, I’m coming to your house.”
I told him, NO you’re not, grasshopper. Ants survive.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

I always tell such sheeple: Sure enough. What goods or skills do you intend to bring to my party? Or do you think that I should just live my whole life for you, because you were too blind and distracted to save your own self?

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

– I tell everyone that I have nothing and have no emergency preparedness. If they try to loot our pantry, they can find out the hard way that I’ve got a gun.

As @WB alluded to above – if people know you’ve what they want when they really need it, you become a target. Sometimes the best defense is invisibility – though one should have physical security as well.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

Well done, Rob. You grabbed the lazy and ignorant and fence-sitters by the scruff and shoved their faces deep into the pile of bull exhaust they have helped accumulate by their laziness and inaction. I love the FACT that thousands who have been mindlessly going long to get along with this steady disarmement nonsense are now brought face to face with the realty THEY have made. Nice something on this appeared in the Simi Valley News…… too bad we can’t get YOUR piece in the major papers around that corrupt socialist state… San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

There you go Tioncio, holding back words to spare their feelings. Why don’t you just tell them like it is?

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
3 months ago

Stupid uninformed people who believe politicians and bureaucrats need an occasional crisis to expose what we Constitutionalists have already known.
Anything that these vipers say are usually blatant lies but can never be effectively argued until the shtf.
Since the government is not arresting new criminals and releasing those already in, people are discovering they’ve been duped in believing only criminals will be restricted from buying firearms and that the police will protect them.
Personal self-defense is the only option in times of uncertainty. Only a national crisis can reveal how flawed liberal gun control really is.

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago

And so it begins. This just in: The Philadelphia, PA. Police no longer doing their job because of the Covid19 outbreak. You will now have to protect yourself. More than ever, WE NEED OUR GUNS BACK AND OUR RIGHTS INSTALLED! Look closely at the picture. Notice the signs. If you want to know who the lawless are in times like this, then know that you’ve seen them before. They loot during every national emergency, using it as an excuse to get their 50″ TV’s. If they were stealing to aid in their survival that would be one thing, but they’re… Read more »

SoSueMe
SoSueMe
3 months ago

Mom just went to the grocery store. She’s a concealed carry permit holder but normally doesn’t “pack” as it’s always been safe where we live…but it’s getting worse. This morning I told her to put her pistol in her purse.

“May you live in interesting times”

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

SoSueMe —

I see that, like me, you are a fan of Chinese proverbs. These are indeed, interesting times.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
3 months ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

If only I could get my hands around the neck of that wizened, wrinkled, Chinese Sage who came up with that gem, I would thoroughly enjoy throttling him!

Cheers from the oil patch in Central, Wyoming

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Neanderthal75 —

Yeah. I get it. They can be so damn observant. And, right back atcha from the great state of Wisconsin where Conceal Carry is still holding on as a right!

loveaduck
loveaduck
3 months ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

First thing a bad guy will go for is a lady’s purse. Get her a hide me holster.

Catatonic
Catatonic
3 months ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

@SoSueMe, please help your Mom get a body holster rather than carrying in her purse. I haven’t carried in my purse in years. I have a couple of Crossbreed IWB holsters and a Beltman gunbelt that work really well for me, but I’m quite tall and, shall we say….rubenesque? Plus, I dress casually in jeans, tees and overshirts, so it’s easy for me to hide my holster. She may have to try a few different ones to find one that works for her, depending on her size/shape, and how she dresses; but please, as soon as she can get a… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  Catatonic

– On body carry will feel odd for a while, and I for one always feel as though my micro pistol stands out and is visible to everyone, even though it is under my shirt. However I don’t know whether my wife has ever noticed me wearing it – so must not be quite as noticeable as I think. Generally people only see what they expect to see – so cops and some concealed carriers may notice but most others will not.

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

I carry everywhere, I mean everywhere. You don’t carry car insurance only when you think you’re going to have an accident. Being armed is just another form of life insurance.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Amen to that!

JPM
JPM
3 months ago

Given the overabundance Democrats, liberals (hypocrites both) and sheep and the current so-called “crisis”, I have come to the conclusion that one should never underestimate the ignorance, stupidity and gullibility of the American population today, and that it would be a mistake for anyone to believe and accept at face value anything put out by the media or the government.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
3 months ago

There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans and platitudes of gun control, civilian disarmament, public safety, gun violence epidemics, commonsense restrictions, loopholes, Second Amendment rights and other sophisticated and nuanced and ultimately irrelevant sophistries that dance around and completely avoid the blunt and brutally honest point of lethal, military grade weapons in the hands of civilians. They are in those hands for one purpose, and one purpose only. That purpose is cold, unmistakable and ruthless. It is to enable free men and women to rise up and butcher tyrants… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Very well said. maybe you should be writing for Ammoland.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL – Sure deterrence or termination of tyranny is the primary purpose of the 2nd – for no other reason than that – that is the only reason for government to restrict gun rights is to allow them to get away with governmental crime. However secondary purposes are of real value and far more frequently needed. Particularly in times such as these, we need the ability to deter and if necessary terminate more pedestrian criminal activity.

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago

Well this puts us all into bit of a quandary. Either we find ways to overcome this, or we allow the left to have its way with them. Can you imagine had the Patriots of 1776 said, “Well, there’s not much we can do boys. The English have made it illegal to own a gun!”?

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

So they took their “illegal guns” in hand and ran the Brits off the continenr didn’t tey? And had there been rules about Mother May I Cards to get or carry one, or prohibitions on taking that old spare Blunderbuss Grandpa used to use, and gifting it to a fellow patriot who had none (cause his older brother has Dad’s now) they’d have passed them round to where they were needed anyway. Anyone want to place any bets against the certain increase of “illegal sales” between honest law abiding citizens in the very near future? WE THE PEOPLE will eventually… Read more »

Spike
Spike
3 months ago

Yes all the FUDD gun owners are flocking to the gun store and running into what the dummycRATS lied to them about and finding out that getting a book is NOT harder than buying a firearm legally. Unfortunately, when this crisis passes (and it will end hopefully sooner than later) those same asshats who are trying to by a gun now will no longer have the need for that gun and they won’t remember the BS they encountered trying to buy a gun and will still vote democrat. You know they’re dummycRATic voters cuz if they were real gun owners… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 months ago
Reply to  Spike

Spike, 100% agree, and yes, obviously, we were already prepared – difficult to prepare after the fact, definition of prepared preempts that. I would hope their pain would change their feelings and laws, but California, after the LA Riots proves it does not.

Jim
Jim
3 months ago
Reply to  Spike

Good, more gun owners right or wrong, good to have more in the mix.

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago
Reply to  Spike

There is an old saying, “Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.”

joefoam
joefoam
3 months ago

I hope all the anti-gun folks are learning a hard lesson. The BS the politicians and MSM have fed them is coming back to haunt them. Hopefully it won’t come to actual shooting incidents but it might, and a weapon is better security than a roll of TP.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 months ago
Reply to  joefoam

Maybe 10 or 20 rolls, tightly packed would work, kind of like using telephone books – they do stop hollow-points, especially when dampened. Maybe we can suggest that to them as a means of using their years supply that they bought.

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

IF THINGS GO NUTS–a bunch of bodies on your door step will be noticed and when things get normal you will pay the price. I took a couple of 12 gauge rounds, carefully trimmed the crimp off and dumped the number 9 from them. Then in went rock salt from my hardware store, a hand cut cardboard seal topped off with fast dry JB Weld. They work great as a last attempt to get someones attention (sting like hell) at 8-15 feet. Then if they are not convinced, then it could go to lethal force.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  Jim

– A pile of bodies in front of a neighbor’s house would prompt an offer of assistance. Call 911 and if they say it will take time, let them know that for public health reasons you cannot leave the bodies here – then dispose of them inappropriately. Bag and dump… Does sanitation department pay any attention to what is in the cans they empty?

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

times like this a smallish trackhoe suddenly has found a new use.

Doszap
Doszap
3 months ago

Democrats HAVE to be the MOST STUPID people in the world.
Next time you go to the POLLS, VOTE RED and get rid of the FASCISTS that HAVE already RUINED your state,what’s LEFT OF IT.
Here is a case of GETTING what you voted for,pray the door doesn’t get kicked in at 1:00 a.m.

Agostino
Agostino
3 months ago

Maryland has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S. They don’t seem to have affected the rate of crimes committed with firearms in Baltimore. The population of Baltimore is now under 600,000. There have been, for the last few years, more than 300 homicides per year involving firearms. That’s a rate of at least one homicide per two thousand people; that means that statistically when you go to work in the morning and cross the street in a crowd, you are looking at victims. And the homicide rate does not fully reflect the rate of shootings– or… Read more »

Stone
Stone
3 months ago
Reply to  Agostino

Agostino, Be honest your mayor just solved the problem because he requested that criminal stop shooting people. I think that will have more impact than hanging a sign to make a place a gun free zone. Maybe he can enact what de Blasio did in NYC and drop bail requirements and watch crime double for the first two month of the year so he can then blame the police and request the national guard to help during this time of Corona-gedden. The police can’t lock them up fast enough when the politicians let them right back out. Try as they… Read more »

PsychoUSMC
PsychoUSMC
3 months ago

“unarmed shoppers in California were robbed of their groceries”

Happened once, shopper not shoppers. By a transient. And she was behind the grocery store. Anybody wonder what she was doing behind the grocery store and liquor store?

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  PsychoUSMC

@Psycho – As a reformed Californian, I can tell you that quite often the parking lot or at least part of it is behind a grocery store. Even if it isn’t, some people shop on foot or bike, they tend to take the most expeditious route home – so if cutting behind a store gets them home before their ice cream melts, that is what they do.

Way to get into victim blaming. Do you blame rape victims as well? What about victims of RFL?

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 months ago

Riddle me this: Why would you choose as a government folks who do not trust you, and why would you put your faith in those who have not faith and no faith in you? If you live in a Progressive Utopia you might consider voting with your feet. This appropriately brings to mind the great line out of the movie “Sand Pebbles” when Paul Newman tells his Chinese hooker “Gygene shove off now, long time no come see.” True for China, true for your blue utopia. Semper Fi

SeenItAll
SeenItAll
3 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Paul Newman did not play in Sand Pebbles.

StWayne
StWayne
3 months ago
Reply to  SeenItAll

Correct. It was Mr. Bullitt himself, Steve McQueen.

Catatonic
Catatonic
3 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

Bowing my head for a moment of silent respect, sadness, and loss.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
3 months ago

All due to the fact that people and children are uneducated or gullible in the Constitution,Bill of Rights,not to mention civics by the totalitarian Marxists of the Left.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

Truth: “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

“Eyes Wide Shut” Most don’t know that that movie was a true story.