Firearms owners have been shamed and ostracized forever for claiming that society is fragile and that a single event could create a situation that warrants immediate self-defense in the absence of police protection and normal civil authority. Those of us old enough to remember the Rodney King trial in Los Angeles in 1992 and the resulting riots, looting and city blocks of arson fires know better by way of history and observation. A famous photo from that time shows several Korean men on the rooftop of their building armed with rifles and shotguns, which kept arson’s from destroying their property.
I’ve attached a link to a YouTube video of a news reporter broadcasting about that event during that time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRc_FlmW2Jc The armed men at that store were the only thing that prevented it from being burnt to the ground. The police had already fled the area and had essentially handed south-central LA over to the criminals.
At the same time the Koreans were defending their property, then California Governor Pete Wilson was issuing orders that prohibited everyone from purchasing a firearm of any kind. That’s right, in the middle of a regional wide riot, complete with looting, arson, mayhem and murder; otherwise lawful citizens were denied their right to firearms on the one hand, while the police on the other, were leaving them defenseless. During those riots, nearly 2400 people were hurt and 63 we killed.
As King Cuomo of New York gets drunker and drunker with his new-found Corona-Virus power, it is likely he will do something so far over-the-top as to finally infuriate patriots to action. Cuomo will undoubtedly impose draconian travel restrictions or even use the State Police and or the National Guard to martial civilian compliance. It would not surprise me that martial law may be in his dictatorial playbook.
Does gun confiscation seem so far-fetched now? Will we ever again have to use our imaginations to conjure up scenarios that we think might lead to governmental sequestration of our rights? You see, it’s all for our own good, don’t you know. It is out of a sense of benevolence and supreme wisdom and understanding, that those in government wield their power and authority over us, those poor minions who fail to see or understand the bigger picture that is so crystal clear to the brave and enlightened, but so oblivious to the peasants they are trying so valiantly to serve and protect.
It begins with a request, keep your distance, stay home, don’t travel. Then they close businesses, limit staffing, impose curfews, even compel private industry into national service. All for our own good, right?
A cautionary warning to Cuomo and his sycophants. You’re fiddling close to a quagmire the likes of which may prove too powerful for your own escape.