Be a Good Victim
Terry Nelson 09.03.20
Yes folks, you heard me right. Many leftist politicians are in the midst of doing everything they can to make it unlawful to defend yourself, much less your property. And it doesn’t stop there. Now even many law enforcement officials are suggesting you need to ‘be a good victim.’ Recently the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) told residents they should “be prepared” to hand over their phones, wallets, and purses to robbers.
The MPD has reported a 46 percent increase in carjackings and a 36 percent increase in robberies compared to this same time last year, according to the local news agency WCCO. Police in the city’s Third Precinct alone have received more than 100 reports of robberies and 20 reports of carjackings in just the last month. The MPD suggested that citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.” The message warned that “some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun.” Unbelievable that the recommendation is to just comply and let this behavior continue!
One need looks no further than recent events in Portland Oregon. The city council and mayor have decided to allow rioters to continue their acts of violence and property destruction. Since when is it acceptable for law enforcement to stand by and allow vandalism and looting to occur? In many cases it appears the police agencies are being directed to stand down by mayors or city councils. Shameful in my opinion, but it appears to be an ongoing trend in much of the country and it begins with the liberal left.
While I am a peaceful man and do not suggest use of deadly force over minor property is a wise course of action, I cannot help but ask: When does it stop? When is it enough? Give up your cell phone and the keys to your car without any resistance now, maybe next time it will be your significant other or your kids or your entire business. Let them burn and pillage your business or your home in the name of protesting for some injustice you may not even be aware of and had nothing to do with? I say no, I will not be a good victim.
Aside from the trend in expecting good and honest folks to just comply with violence, we are also facing continued assaults on our Second Amendment rights. There’s a big election coming that will determine the future of our nation like no other before. I hope all gun owners really understand the stakes. Or, do we? If you are unsure, the solution is as simple as checking Joe Biden’s website.
At the very top of the list, their “plan to end our gun violence epidemic,” which includes getting rid of the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” According to Biden’s website this is a “priority.” If you are not aware the 2005 “Protection” act prevents firearms producers from being sued when someone misuses their product while committing a crime. It’s the same protection applied to every other industry.
Rest assured there will be a ban on the manufacturing of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines. According to the website you only need three rounds when hunting ducks so why do you need more? Well guess what, we are not hunting ducks when defending our home or business against looters and pillagers!
The potential exists for all “assault weapons” to be registered, like true Class III full auto assault rifles, suppressors and such. Or, you can sell your weapons and high capacity mags “to the government” through a mandatory buyback program.
After all of that you’ll only be able to buy one of the remaining approved firearms a month; they want to prevent “stockpiling.” But before you can buy, you’ll have to have a license, approving you to purchase firearms.
The now radical left wants to close all the “loopholes.” All firearms sales will require background checks – except for “gifts between close family members.” Online sales of firearms, ammo, kits and gun parts will be banned. No more “ghost guns” or 80% receivers. Looking towards the future – 100% of all guns sold will have to be “smart guns.”
So, what to do? Vote every leftist politician out of office or do everything you can to not let them in office. Know where the candidates for office in the upcoming elections stand. Be aware of legislation in your own state that is unconstitutional at both the state and national level. Support your local, state, and nation-wide gun rights groups. Keep your family and friends informed of the extremism we are now facing in this country. Get involved and stay involved.
It is past time that we take a serious look at these threats and understand the long-term implications on our freedoms. Our right to keep and bear arms is established by the Second Amendment. The right of self-protection is one that every human being on the planet possesses if they only accept it.
Be a good victim? No thank you. I will not comply.