Skip to comments.STICK TO YOUR GUNS
Posted on 12/28/2012 11:53:32 AM PST by SENTINEL
Stick To Your Guns
Justin Giles, Sergeant US Marine Corps (former)
Imagine you are walking through the woods on a dark cloudy night. You are startled by a vicious, snarling beast concealed in the blackness. Not knowing what else to do you scramble up a tree, afraid and unsure what to do next.
This is a natural human response to an encounter with an unknown foe. Because of this weak human tendency, military commanders throughout history have studied their potential enemies in minute detail. One man who understood this well was 6th Century B.C. Chinese General Sun Tzu.
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. -Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Following the horrible crime in Connecticut, there is a lot of talk by oath breakers about curtailing freedom. Marxists calling themselves Democrats and liberals calling themselves Republicans have made it clear, They intend to disarm Us.
From the left side I hear cries for confiscation, and from the right I hear Molon Labe. To suggest that this could not lead to civil war is to ignore history. War is an ugly thing, so in the interest of peace I wish to help Them understand Us and vice-versa.
Cold Hard Numbers: Us
Estimates from various sources, from liberal to conservative , have the number of privately owned firearms in the United States in the vicinity of 300 million. Countless polls estimate these weapons are owned by around 47% of US households, or about 54 million. (47% of 114,761,359 households per US Census http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html)
The 2011 US Census shows a population of 311.6 million.
The 1775 population of the 13 colonies including slaves and Native Americans was around 2.4 million.
At the height of the revolutionary war in 1779, there were 35,000 Continental Soldiers and Marines, 44,500 militia and 5000 Continental Sailors fighting for freedom, for a total of 84,000 colonist men. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_war) This gave us an active combatant ratio of 3.5% of the population. This ratio was smaller during the earlier stages of the war, and once this and the 12,000 late arriving French troops are taken into account, the overall generally accepted 3% figure is derived.
3% of our population today equals 9.35 million, and this is only part of the story. I could make a very strong case that due to the fact that we today have a large standing army, and in colonial days they did not, the percentage of active combatants in any future resistance to disarmament would double or more. There are currently around 10 million oath-bound military veterans in the US between the ages of 22 and 50, many of them combat vets. (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html) I will leave this case for another time, because 3% is enough. Here are some quick numbers for comparison from the Federation of American Scientists.
3% US population 9.35 million
Chinese Military (active) 2.25 million
Russian Military (active) .96 million
US Military (active) 1.46 million
So, we are 9.35 million, but who are we ?
-We are overwhelmingly Christian, and worship the God of David, Elijah and Samson.
-We dominate the military and veteran ranks.
-We are competitive shooters, hunters, outdoorsmen, fishermen, ATV and dirt bike riders.
-We are fathers and husbands, sons and grandsons of the generations who won the world wars.
-We are law abiding citizens who have been sold into slavery with a national debt so big it would take a tax increase, per household, the size and duration of a mortgage to pay off.
-We work in law enforcement, City, State and Federal. We are deeply among Them.
-We are 9.35 million men with battle rifles, not armed because we are free, but free because we are armed.
Cold Hard Numbers: Them
During the disarmament trial runs at Waco and Ruby Ridge, it was the ATF and FBI that bravely lead the charge against vicious women and children. Any future enforcement of new federal disarmament laws would be carried out by oath breaking members of these two agencies. Lets break it down.
BATF (2006) 4,559 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BATF)
FBI 36,074 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fbi)
This gives us a total of 40633. There could be hidden within other agencies additional groups of oath breakers who may be used for disarmament. Because I am working toward a ratio, and I used what I believe to be a 50% low estimate on the Us column, I will not add an estimate for additional feds on the Them side. Dont forget that We are deeply among Them, and They live among Us.
9,350,000 / 40633 = 230.1
We have Them outnumbered by >230:1.
Now that both parties have a proper perspective on things let us continue the conversation with the levels of respect and confidence due.
What about the military ?
There are differing opinions about this, most having a valid basis. I will lump local and state law enforcement into this portion of the discussion. I believe that at a local level, you could see almost anything happen militarily in the hypothetical case of resistance to disarmament. On a strategic nationwide level, unlawful orders to disarm the American populace would cause a stalemate within the military. Such unlawful orders would be carried out by some and opposed with force by others at levels from individual to division. Debilitating acts of sabotage both of covert and overt nature, at all branches and levels within the service, would skyrocket.
The US military, by and large, is comprised of citizens of the states and areas most likely to resist disarmament by force. This is the point in the discussion to consider the nations considerable veteran population. There are around 10 million veterans in the US between the ages of 22 and 50. We are most concentrated in the areas most likely to resist disarmament. We are the fathers and brothers of many active duty military members. We are armed. We are trained and experienced tankers, pilots, medics, infantrymen and Special Forces Operators. For every Ranger or Marine on active duty, there are as many as 7 armed veterans of fighting age with the exact same skill and training on the civilian side.
Splits within the military in the US happened during the Civil War, and even during the Roosevelt administration. General George McArthur took bribe money and signed on with a group of globalists to overthrow the US Government by force. US Marine Smedley Butler, when approached by the same group, went undercover and gathered information which he took straight to congress. Butler single handedly saved the nation in the most covered up piece of US History of all time. Read The Plot To Seize the White House by Jules Archer or Devil Dog by David Talbot for more information on this.
When an oath breaking Marxist who throws like a girl gives an order to an oath keeping Marine from Houston to shoot an oath keeping Former Marine from Houston because he wont disarm, what do you think will happen ? Every active duty officer, sworn to uphold and defend the US Constitution from domestic enemies should think on that long and hard. Although localized actions of all types are likely, I predict strategic level stalemate.
Visualization of 230:1
Now back to that walk in the woods and the snarling beast in the dark. Hopefully the truth has thrown enough illumination your way to see that youve been treed by a Chihuahua. Imagine a 230 pound man versus a 1 pound purse dog.
Picture a large football stadium, completely sold out. The crowd versus those on the field and sidelines is about a 230:1 ratio.
Imagine a head on collision between a sport bike and a fully loaded 18 wheeler. That is a 230:1 weight ratio.
Take an ice cube from your freezer and hit it with an Oxy-Acetylene torch. That is a 230:1 temperature ratio.
Take heart, free Americans, our Founding Fathers have got your back.
Is this really worth fighting over ?
According to Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hawaii R.J. Rummel, totalitarian governments, mainly Marxist, killed 262 million of their own citizens during the 20th century. That unimaginable number is easier to grasp if one visualizes 10 million Sandy Hook Massacres. These are flat out murders of noncombatants, an act Rummel has labeled Democide. I highly recommend his excellent book Death By Government, and a study of the information on his website from which I have borrowed the following charts.
This is the kind of thing our founders wanted us armed with battle rifles to prevent. Forget the talk of the types conspicuously absent at places like Lexington Green and Normandy Beach. Lawyers, commentary, debate, or politicians have never granted liberty, nor stopped Democide.
This unprecedented murder is not an unfortunate side effect of Marxism, but the intent. One murderer of 77 million innocent men, women and children understood the importance of arms.
-Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
-Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party.
-A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. Mao Zedong, The Little Red Book, 1964
It is not necessary to impute the actions of foreigners onto the Marxist movement in the US, they have been caught red handed ! Bill Ayers of 60s Weather Underground fame, avowed Marxist and admitted murderer, held in his home a coffee meet and greet for Obama during his campaign for a vacant Illinois State Senate seat. Ayers and his cohorts set off dozens of bombs in the 60s and 70s, including one in the US Capitol building.
Here is an interview with an FBI agent who was undercover with Ayers Weather Underground during a discussion about slaughtering 25 million Americans and imprisoning many more in re-education camps.
2 Minute interview with FBI agent
Obama in his own book, Dreams of My Father admitted his leanings.
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
Obamas appointments of Van Jones, John Holdren and dozens of others are right in line with his Marxist beliefs. Of course he will lie about it, of course he will mock, it is the Alynsky way, but numbers and history do not lie.
I do not waste my time on any other irrelevant gun rights arguments. 20th CENTURY DEMOCIDE IS ENOUGH !
Although the Democide numbers have been revised upward to 262 million since these final three charts from Rummel were published, they still give a good visualization to just how dangerous Marxist government is.
There is much talk and worry recently of a Fiscal Cliff. In my opinion we stepped off that, as a nation, long ago. All that is left is the sudden stop at the end of the long fall. What we should all be much more concerned with is the Freedom Cliff. We stand at the edge with a Chihuahua trying to scare us into jumping. The time is now to prevent Democide in America. One small step and it is all over.
History has warned us, in the same way God warned Samson, not to give up the secret to our power. Weve listened to the Chihuahua again and again and every time she has worked for our destruction.
The God given right to own battle rifles, as enumerated in the 2nd Amendment, is enough to make the difference between a Tianenmen Square and a Lexington Green.
I have seen war. I pray for peace, but if forced I will chose the left column of this final chart over the right without hesitation. What Christian could not ? I understand Chihuahuas are allergic to combat boots.
230:1. Brothers, STICK TO YOUR GUNS !
This post was up a little while ago then it disappeared. Now it’s back up. Something funny going on here.
Good Read, BTW.
The facts and the numbers are on our side but is it enough to stop the other side from doing something stuip.
Admin was kind enough to let me repost it.
I think they did it just to add the last graphic. Good stuff though...
Thanks for letting us know, (not that I’m starting to get a bit paranoid or anything like that)
Disarmament will result in Democide. No other argument matters.
I do not care that they 'understand' us, any more than I care that cancer or a psychopathic serial killer might 'understand' us. I understand that there is only one way to stop them. Only one way.
This is an outstanding read. Travis, take note.
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That shrinks the advantage down to quite a small number.
Still, I am not deterred. I'll stand with what is Right.
Anyone who obeys an unlawful order to confiscate or regulate his or her firearms might as well be given a free ticket to the next concentration camp.
Come and get them.
Wars are always started by someone doing something stupid. I wouldn’t count on anyone in the government doing something smart or right to avoid this.
Force multiplier is loyalty. I have no doubt our military will not be effective in any internal conflict. Only the bootlicking fags will follow an order to fire on Americans. Every military person I know, I know many, have made it clear they will not follow those orders. As far as deserting or just nullifying orders by doing nothing they are split. Same goes for LEOs. Most will go home to protect the family if SHTF. That leaves the ones out committing suicide as the ones that need to be identified.
Basically there are 80 million armed people in US. Even if only 20% refuse to be disarmed that is still 16 million (I see that number closer to 30+ million). There is no way a door to door confiscation can logistically be effected in 50 states. Look for more of a tax and attrition game plan.
Also they have initiative and a concentration of force as decisive points.
How do we find our friends and provide support? If we can organize and react in time, the whole thing will fall apart when they start getting shot at from behind. Or officers start getting cell phone calls from a familiar numbers...
“Imagine you are walking through the woods on a dark cloudy night.” Adequately equipped, mentally prepared and at the ready with a prior well considered planned response for the likelihood of any event which might threaten my health and welfare prior to leaving the house. Otherwise, why venture forth. Next scenario please.
Outstanding post! There are those who who need the reminder. Then there are those who are mentally ready every waking hour for whom the ‘war games’ never stop.
Co-incidentally, a common bullet weight for .45 ACP cartridges is 230 grains.
Kind of has a nice ring to it.
Almost as good as 223:1.
Need leaders. A lot of people will follow right now.
I read a quote somewhere that was to the effect of this.....
If you want to know what your enemy fears most, look at the means he tries to use to scare you.
I re-posted to my Facebook account. Who knows, maybe it'll go viral :-)
Run and Ad in the paper ?
Perhaps a TV spot?
We have voices out there , murmurings,,,
Randy Weaver,David Koresh is a short list.
FreeFor has force multipliers, too. We have automated drones with cameras. That's right. You too can have one from Amazon.com for about $300.
We have night vision, too, of varying grades. A simple low-light camera is available for less than $200. Very similar night vision monocles to those the US Military has can be had by private individuals for less than $2000. I have a buddy at work who has one, mostly for feral hog hunting. It is seriously awesome to drive with one with headlights off on a moonless night, not that I would know anything about that :-)
We also have communications force multipliers available to us. Munitions-level encryption is available in a battery-powered internet router, available at your local computer store for less than $100. Buy a few of these, configure them with rotating-key WPA security, and use iPhones or other WiFi-type devices to communicate in your AO through them. If the crypt keys come from a one-time pad, they are unbreakable without capturing the book or whatever we used for a one-time pad. A set of copies of a particular version of a pocket Bible would make an excellent one-time pad: not only are Bibles not common among OpFor, they have thin pages, making for lots of one-time-use encryption keys in a short space.
We have force multipliers. We just have to start inventorying them, and practicing.
Even a paranoid can have real enemies!
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
It just went to my e-mail list!
Wow!! Excellent article.
In theory, and 200 years ago, you are of course quite right, but Marxists don’t hesitate to oppose, and will use drones to do it. The things are on college campuses. You hardly need human enforcers to act against gun owners today. Drones ware becoming available and retrievable, in the event there is reluctance by some drone shooter.
Why are drones never addressed in these inspiring threads? Obumma would sell his 53% on the idea to off all of us. Heck, these voters of his ate suggesting it here and there now.
Keep your amps and kit in working order.
Agreed. Logistics will be the key. As of now and for short term, They have the upper hand.
Amen. The only thing they have more of than us is talking heads in pop culture and the MSM. The ratio is reversed, there! Great post, SENTINEL.
Very inspiring. Thank you.
Worth reminding folks: Disarmament results in Democide.
My dead cold fingers.
But combat boots are NOT allergic to Chihuahuas.
Did I not say that our God is the God of David, Elijah and Samson ? Each of these men had his victory against overwhelming odds after showing faith in God.
There is no better force multiplier than God.
You have leaders. You just haven’t recognized them yet.
Their dead cold fingers.
Thank you for your reply. I too believe it, just as you say. Wars and rumors of war. But, I have been surprised at all the stars and stripes threads on our gun rights in an age where pistols and guns are quite obsolete, if and when the powers decide to end any arguement. You know what I mean?
I hope it will be that way but we will see how many people will sit on their butts.
A drone does not exist in and of itself, it is the culmination of a very long chain of events, each susceptible to pistols and rifles. Even during use it can be brought down with even a single shot from a 22.
There are good people, even amongst "them" who will not violate their oaths, or will repent midstream like Saul on the road to Damascus.
Warn, yes. Prepare, yes. Fear, no.
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