Now before the usual peanut gallery response that will inevitably occur, I’m gonna take a few steps beyond and analyze what’s actually being posted. Some of my points you might wanna consider for yourself, some of them possibly to effectively address this growing threat.
- Don’t dismiss this as nothing. Yep, they’re hipsters arming up. But they’re hard-core Leftists arming up. And they’re done debating; they’re motivated. And their side acts on their threats. Some of you can’t even handle hurting a troll’s feelings without shooting me a bitchy email.
- Don’t simply ridicule them. Yeah they look stupid as hell. That fat chick is hilarious and the guy taking two shots and putting down his weapon reminds me of Pat McNamera yelling “I QUIT!!!” when someone does that. Any former Combat Arms guy could rip their technique apart. And getting online to dump mags at a stationary target, at a resting heart rate, still doesn’t make you tactically proficient in any way, shape or form. That doesn’t keep some of you from doing it. Pointing this out is missing the point though; they’re going beyond holding signs- there’s a reason.
- Don’t sit there and say “In a standup fight we’d massacre them!” So they’re out shooting but that doesn’t mean they’ll fight in a force on force conventional manner. What if a few of them got ahold of Major Plaster’s books? Juba did. How about Fry the Brain? They ain’t gonna fight moving in a platoon wedge down the street. If anything it’ll be baited ambushes exploited on Live Leak.
- Ask how they got the NFA items. I saw an SBR and a suppressor. Yeah, yeah, hearing protection and all that- cool, but the NFA as of 12MAY2017 is still in effect. And as those of you who’ve done a Form 4 know, it’s a LONG, drawn out process that involves a lot of legal legwork. But if you want to identify leadership or the support structure (…you know, something that does some good, beyond just saying ‘OH, SOROS!’…), reviewing that paperwork is not exactly hard. On top of that, I bet at least one person in the ATF would be interested to know answers to what I’m asking too.
- Who was the guy lanecoaching? He has some training and he’s training others. Exactly where is a great question, shouldn’t be to hard for the astute to figure out. It’d be a really good guess to suppose that he’s one of the groomed cadre that’s worked his way up the Leftist infrastructure; ol’ Beardie didn’t just answer a craigslist ad. Last year was a BLM rally, last month was a Women’s March and a La Raza gathering, this week being a lane coach with prospects. Next week might be running his patsies to action. He may have brought special skills to the table from time in a Service Branch, maybe an ‘other than honorable’ discharge-ee, or he may have attended a few courses with a ‘tactical trainer’ who cared more about money than vetting. But also notice his trainees are listening and paying attention despite their flaws.
Don’t fall into the trap of ridicule. It doesn’t do any good. This clip is external propaganda, meant to be a call to arms for any other group with likeminded motivation. Just as the Right is closing the gap on the media, the Left is attempting to close the gap on an armed presence. Let me remind all of you, they want your blood. They say so, their predecessors continue to say so too and have been grooming their revolution for a while. This is not simple posturing.
Go train this weekend. Get on the air with your signal kit, whatever it is. Do it en route to the range. Pick up a kettlebell, repeatedly. Build Tribe. DO SOMETHING PHYSICAL.