The battlespace is starting to firm up. Yes, I hear the law enforcement personnel who say that they might be 10% of their comrades who will stand. I hear Oathkeepers staying true to their sentiments about the Assault Weapons Ban. Maybe 10% of the Oathkeepers will keep their oath. There are two things that need to happen: 1) Good Cops Need To Declare Themselves Now, as a recent post suggested; 2) we need to start forming connections to each other, the gun community and those willing to stand for their oaths and defend them.
I know law enforcement is used to standing alone, relying on brothers in arms for their defense and the defense of the laws. Forget it, that day is over. Today, right now, there are only two different individuals in the nation: those who will support the Constitution and those who will try to destroy it. Pick a side already and start forming up with those in the militia, those in the gun community who will be reliable to you when you have to face the other 90% of your precinct.
Here is the other side to that, so be ready: we intend to restore the entire Constitution, which is to say that all of those little caveats that let cops violate the other amendments to the United States Constitution have to go along with all laws associated with restricting gun use. I know that sounds radical, but hear me out.
They took domestic violence and used it to restrict our rights to own weapons; they took prohibition, an amendment so stupid it could not stand the test of a few years before being repealed, to restrict weapons; I know you want to believe there is a law that will stop the murdering, but there is none. Murderers will use hammers, drugs, plastic bags and garrotes to get what they want. The only protection from murderers are weapons used to put them in the ground before they can do the damage they foresee.
As police, you know all the ways one person can kill another. The restriction of weapons does not stop murder. You, the law enforcement officer, comes into the picture after there is a cold, dead person lying on the floor that you could not protect. That is a bit too late for me, sorry.
I heartily support the Sheriff's Association in Utah. It is time to get serious, to see through the media hype about destroying the Second Amendment to somehow protect people. Anyone with half a brain can see who Barack Obama is, all they have to do is look at a picture of Joeseph Stalin.
The problem is, law enforcement can no longer just count on law enforcement to protect them and their children. They are going to have to broaden their view. The Patriot Community will protect you if you let us, if you take your hackles down and start looking at people who carry weapons on their shoulders as bad, dangerous things and start looking at them as you would have them look at you, as defenders of your rights, as defenders of your person. Reveal yourself to us, accept us and we will wade through the fires of hell for you.
Despite rhetoric, the Patriot Community wants nothing more than to bond with "real" law enforcement, who defend and protect us against violations of the Constitution and are willing and able to stand with them when the chips are down.
Here are a few numbers for those in law enforcement to consider: 1) depending on the source, there are roughly a million law enforcement personnel in the nation; 2) there are over 60 million deer hunters alone, not counting the strong Second Amendment advocates who do nothing other than own weapons, respect their use and rely on them to protect their families. My suggestion is that you should start looking around. These are serious times. They are dangerous times. You do not want to put yourself in cahoots with those willing to enslave the people and destroy the Constitution knowing that while you feel invincible now, the truth is you are painting a target on your chest and some of these boys have spectacular optics.
The last part of that paragraph was not a threat it was a threat assessment. Consider it. Have you ever been sent on a call to a dangerous part of town and just had that gnawing in the back of your mind that it might be a set up? Get on the wrong side of this and you might have to worry about that in the nice neighborhoods.
I know these sound like threats. I apologize for that, I am trying to make you see where your loyalties always should have remained: with the people, the law-abiders, the do-gooders who believe in America and believe in it so stridently that the dynamics I have described are in play.
We want you with us, but only if you understand that the games are over. The games with the Constitution which you have played in order to get promoted, to support your government employers and make everyone happy cannot continue. That sort of thinking is exactly why we are in this situation. If you had ever stood up for us against your bosses, we would not need to have this conflict at all. Had you stood strong for the Second Amendment and refused to enforce the stupid laws of government, we would not be here.
There is a greater obligation here, more than to your job, or your pride, but to your families, because if you get this wrong any good you might want to do later will get you killed outright, like some low-level mobster who steps out of line. You might be interrogated later why you have cooperated with the domestic terrorists. The trouble is, there is a Rubicon to be crossed here. You need to know it and do the right thing, not because of some previous perceived threat, but because the nation is counting on you more than any other time in history. You, like the firefighters during 9/11, are the heroes we need to maintain this nation as a guiding light of freedom shining out to the world to emulate. If you are past this sort of persuasion, you are probably one of the enemy.
Take heart, your brethren are falling into line. They understand the consequences of their abdication of responsibility in the past. It is time to own up. The nation relies on your response to this crisis of rights. You need to be the heroes you have always been considered.
I will make one serious request. If there is only one law being violated and that law is possession of a firearm, I don't care who owns it, walk away. That is the only way to validate your oath. Obviously, if a secondary crime has been threatened, or committed, it should be heartily prosecuted. We are not pro-criminal, we are pro law enforcement, but if you read the Constitution, it doesn't make exceptions for the right which "shall not be infringed."