Monday, December 31, 2012

One last thing tonight: fit to worry us

and scare hell out of the gun bigots and hoplophobes and socialists:
It wasn’t just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands , M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.


Phelps said...

I've had that since for weeks.

Phelps said...


Luton Ian said...


a very big if

That has been noticed by certain people in positions of influence (not necessarily good people, just people interested enough in the job seeing them through, without too many hassles 'til they can draw their pensions).

And another big if

If those people's wise counsel is followed,

then no one will get hurt.

I personally do not doubt the commitment and sincerity of people like the Dutchman, but many people will consider the words of a blogger "cheap"

Those rifles are not being bought to be handed in. Actions (like buying those rifles) speak much louder and more convincingly than any words.

It will likely occupy several highly placed minds in the adminosphere, as they try, unsuccessfully to get to sleep, just how many of those guns would be turned on state sector employees, if it came to a fight.

As the Dutchman wrote in "Waco rules versus Romanian rules"; the answer to that question is; "enough"

Saying as it's about 140 years since US citizens last experienced a war at home, I wonder how the gun banner's political constituency will react to;

Hyper inflation and destruction of the currency (an unsuportable deficit and QE's 1,2,3,4... have set the stage for it, all the public has to do now is go out and spend their money - on absolutely anything at all as soon a they get some, the printing presses will not be able to keep up)

Ration cards and food ques (supermarkets work on a day or so's stock)

Black outs and brown outs (if the dollar implodes, there won't be any imports of coal, oil or gas, and the miners, refinery workers and truckers won't work for monopoly money)

Preppers won't be worried, high time preference state clients will be, and those state pensions will evaporate in a few hours of hyper inflation and debt default.