Friday, September 5, 2014

Why I don't talk specifics about guns...

Those who know me through this website, elsewhere on the Internet, or in person, know that I am very pro-gun and pro-second amendment.  I believe that gun-ownership is not just a right, but a duty. Self-defense, and the defense of those who cannot defend themselves, is a moral imperative. One should not be quick to fight - it is never the first option - but one should always stand ready, and willing, to fight when circumstances force the issue.

Despite this strongly held opinion, I don't publicly talk much about guns beyond statements of general support for the second amendment, and encouragement to include guns, and training, in your preps. I certainly don't talk specifics, give recommendations, or reveal details of what guns I may own, or how I may use them. That is an intentional decision on my part for a couple of reasons.

First, we have an unfortunate situation in America right now where gun laws vary greatly from state to state, and even from locality to locality within the same state. What I say might be true for where I live, but be unlawful where someone else lives. In our highly litigious society, I don't want to get sued because someone acted on something I said that happened to not be true for where they live.

Second, it is an aspect of operational security to keep such details under wraps. I don't want any nosy neighbors or local criminals stumbling onto my Twitter account or website, and finding out details of what I have, where I keep them, when/how I carry, etc. I also don't want to provide government officials any details beyond what is required under the law.

Luckily, there are some really good websites and You Tube channels that do go into details about guns. And I highly recommend folks talk to their local gun stores. They will be able to help you understand the legalities in your area, as well as direct you to nearby training courses. They will also be able to make recommendations based on your personal circumstances.

And, always, I suggest you join a gun rights group (there are several listed on the Liberty Links page), include guns in your prepping, and take a good self-defense firearms training course.

May God bless these United States of America.

Tim Gamble

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