Gun enthusiast and political commentator Colion Noir blasted Joe Biden recently after the president stuck his foot in his mouth yet again when discussing the Second Amendment.
At a press conference last Wednesday announcing the White House’s new crime prevention strategy, Biden butchered a Thomas Jefferson quote while trying to make a point about how a well-armed populace would not be able to keep a global superpower like the United States in check if it started to bend toward tyranny.
“Those who say the blood of lib — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government,” Biden said. “Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”
Sure, if all the men and women currently serving in our military decided to turn heel in a single day, violate their oath to the constitution, and carry out the dictates of a bloodthirsty despot, then it wouldn’t matter much what arms were in the hands of the resistance as the war would be over in short order.
But nations don’t usually turn on a dime like that. Rome didn’t fall in a day, as we all know. More often than not there are many signs along the way (food shortages, widespread unemployment, a destabilized monetary system, ballooning trade deficits, civil unrest, etc.) that a country is slouching toward abject chaos or autocratic rule or an all-out civil war, for that matter.
As polite society starts to erode in the intervening months or years before things really pop off, having a black rifle to defend one’s home and hearth from any number of threats, from mob violence to opportunistic looters, is arguably as much of a basic need as access to potable water or a roof over one’s head. Gun controllers don’t understand this or they simply refuse to acknowledge it. They seem to believe that America is immune to disorder and lawlessness, hence their insistence that the average person does not need a “weapon of war.”
As Biden said in his speech, “…no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something.”
Noir was quick to point out the folly in Biden’s line of reasoning.
“It’s a very sad day in our country’s history when you have a president of the United States basically telling the American people that, ‘hey, look, we’re the government, we can do anything that we want to you and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.’ He’s not talking to us like a group of people. He’s talking to us like we’re an invading force,” explained Noir. “People don’t want these firearms so we can take over the government. We want these firearms so that we can protect ourselves.”
Last year was a teachable moment for many Americans. Between the Covid-19 lockdowns and George Floyd riots, people got to see firsthand what happens when law enforcement pulls back, releases inmates from prison, and treats violent offenders with kid gloves. Crime spikes! It’s why 2020 was a record year for gun sales, with as many as five million first-time gun buyers.
Any reasonable person paying attention over the last 18 months now knows that the future is anything but certain. So, the smart money is on being prepared for all contingencies, to the degree that one has the means and resources to do so. At the top of the prep list, along with food, is a rifle and the ammo to go along with it. Because the best way to preserve peace and personal sovereignty is to prepare for war. Put another way, it’s embracing a self-reliant defense posture. It’s becoming a hard target.
Given that this is the most sensible approach to the uncertainty that we face it ought to really make people question why Biden and his cronies are so committed to systematically disarming society. Why are they coming for our guns at a moment in time when the individual right to keep and bear arms is as important as it’s ever been?