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Excerpt from Matt Bracken’s Open Letter to Law Enforcement with Hayden’s Note at the end;
The unintended consequences of this misguided utopian fool’s crusade to ban guns would include a second civil war as agonizingly painful as the first one, if not more so, since there would be no front lines and no safe areas for anybody, anywhere. Every sane American wants to prevent such a calamitous outcome as a “dirty civil war” on United States soil.
But know this: those tens of millions will never be quietly disarmed and then later forced at government gunpoint onto history’s next boxcars. If boxcars and detention camps are to be in America’s future, then you, Mr. Security Agent, will have to disarm them the hard way first. Not Piers Morgan, not Dianne Feinstein, not Chuck Schumer.
And so, if you find yourself silently dismounting a covert SWAT vehicle at zero-dark-thirty, dressed in body armor, counting down to the explosion of battering rams and flash-bang grenades, on a raid against a sleeping household intended to result in the confiscation of firearms, ammunition, or magazines that were legal to own in 2012, millions of Americans who also swore an oath to defend the Constitution will consider you their domestic enemy, and they will resist you with force of arms.
While Matthew Bracken is often a bit overly “patriotic,” I think his words are pearls of wisdom that some need to be reminded of. Many, many members of the law enforcement and military community are most certainly not above it and would take great pleasure in playing Mr. SWAT if confiscation was ordered.
I think he goes out of his way to wave his flags and wear his Don’t Tread on Me lapel pins, but overall, it’s a message of the times. It is a bit too eerily reminiscent of the 90′s militia movement, but to each their own.
I find that a large chunk of his fans do not understand the difference between being a real Libertarian and being an over-zealous, patriotic, war-mongering Statist, but that’s just my opinion. You can be prepared for violence or turmoil without all of the hatred and fear.
Read the entire, lengthy letter here -> Western Rifle Shooters Association
About the author: Matt Bracken was born and raised in Baltimore, and graduated from the University of Virginia and Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training in 1979.
He has written four novels about defending freedom in an era of steadily encroaching tyranny.
Excerpts of his novels, and all of his recent essays, may be found at EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com.
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