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I almost bought an AR Part III (Miscellaneous Thoughts)

So, do I get a package of ammunition to fight my way to the unit in the same way the Swiss do if I get an AR? 60 rounds doesn’t seem like a lot.
Swiss ammunition packageSwiss 3130953-v4-munition






Should I join a militia? Or is this just for individual defence?

Why am I in this position because of people who claim to want to have a peaceful society won’t renounce the use of violence?

I just heard that Minneapolis voted to defund the police last night. So much for gun control in the US.

I almost bought an AR Part II!

Well, we are being treated to an even BIGGER turn out to protest. Toss in that there is a threat of explosions at least at Philadelphia’s demonstrations.

And I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration
If we don’t we’re gonna blow a fifty-amp fuse”

Anyway, the gun people should be laughing their asses off that the do-gooders are doing one of the best jobs to pump up gun sales. A few months back, it looked like there was a saturated market in Assault Rifles. Now demand for the suckers has driven up the price better than the executive order of 1989! Although Assault rifles and firearms tend to have a high rate of price fluctuation depending on the political climate.

That said, I did have a few options if I didn’t want to wait in a long line only to be disappointed at the slim pickings; even in the high end department.

Ghost or parts guns. Which is kind of a big category since you can have a parts gun from a upper receiver from one company and a lower from another. There are some SIG516 uppers out there which now are in the four figure range, after a period when Sig was practically giving them away (about US$450 range). Stick that on a lower receiver, Such as Palmetto State Armoury, which is a reasonable price. It has a serial number which means it isn’t a real “ghost gun”.

The other advantage is that putting together a complete upper from one company and a complete lower from another is still like putting together an assembled firearm. Unlike a ghost gun which is a bunch of parts and sound like way more work than I want to be bothered with. Toss in that I wouldn’t trust a gun I built from scratch since I’m not a trained gunsmith. Any “advantages” to a “ghost gun” are far outweighed by the possibility of it blowing up in my face.

Bottom line, I would buy an H&K MR556 or a SIG516 right now, but it is real hard to do.

Once again, the market place helps to control firearms.

Aux Armes, Citoyens!

One movement is conspicuously absent in the astroturfed land of genocide and tyrannical governments:  the Parisian Commune of 1871.National Guards and curious citizens at the foot of the Vendôme ColumnPlace Vendôme (Group of Federated Soldiers near the Barricade in the Rue Castiglione), 1870-71

Probably because it’s something that does not fit the narrative.

It was a product of the fall of Emperor Napoleon III and the rise of the Third Republic during the Franco-Prussian War.  The Prussians beseiged Paris for four months from 19 September 1870 to 28 January 1871. The fall and capture of the city by Prussian forces was what led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire as well as the Paris Commune.

Paris was not defended by the regular French Army, but by the National Guard, a militia.  The French Army disliked the National Guard anyway, but the hatred was augmented by the fact that the National Guard was a popular and radical force during the commune.

It was also well armed as these pictures show.Cadavres_Soldats_Federes_Commune_Paris_1871

It was still wiped out by the better armed French Army.

As is the case with most of the examples given where “unarmed” populations were wiped out during wartime, this was yet another one where there was resistance that was brutally crushed despite the people being armed.

The real argument against owning guns for fighting the government is Article III, Section iii of the United States Constitution.  The Constitution was a reaction to Shays Rebellion.

It hardly makes sense for a document written in reaction to a rebellion, which makes it clear that rebellion is unconstitutional, would allow for a suicide pact.