Important Lessons from Ukraine – As you have seen if you have watched the news, the Russian Army has officially invaded Ukraine. I am trying to remain a-political due to my current job, and therefore I speak only on observations on things that should be noteworthy for us in the United States.
Disarmament leads to subjugation:
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Ukraine retained a significant nuclear arsenal that was in their country. Both the United States and now Russia made the case they would be protected and should give up those nuclear capabilities, which they did. This to me is akin to anti-gun politicians stating to give up your personal firearms because they, the police or “someone” will protect you in your most dire hour. As we can see from both the US and Russian agreements (one to defend, the other not to invade) seem to have been meaningless promises and now they find themselves where the police aren’t there to help them and the adversary that said they didn’t want your wallet now is the one armed. You can affect this by voting for strong second amendment candidates or laws, or if in a non-permissive state either do what you need to do or vote with your feet and go to a freedom loving state.
Guns are only beneficial to the government when its being
If you are seeing how the current President of Ukraine is now offering “free guns” to those who are willing to fight for the country, it shows us a few things. First is that if there is a bad time, such as a SHTF scenario, it is likely that firearms will be available. Second is that even a country with relatively strict firearms laws becomes more than willing to issue out or use firearms in order to have self-preservation. We can see how in even the cities with the most gun control, the politicians, celebrities, and wealthy individuals are somehow allowed armed security, or a concealed carry permit. This in my opinion is a perversion of our legal system, but I would encourage every citizen to make up their own mind on how much risk they want to assume. If you want to carry, do so very deeply concealed using one of our Original or Roughneck holsters as they are great to carry in non-permissive environments, as well as tend to be quieter and more comfortable than kydex as per my review here.
Grey Man pays off:
Currently as the Ukraine is being invaded, you better believe those who are outspoken on social media critical of the government, that they have opposing views, or advertise they could be resistant to current politicians or policies. If you feel that this is not a potential in the United States, I would argue you are as naïve as those who thought Russia was just there as “peace keepers”. I would look hard and long at your social media posts, your car bumper stickers, your pro-2a clothing etc. like I mentioned in my previous blogs. We all view ourselves in various manner of “sheep dogs” not sheep, but you don’t want to be the one sectioned out before the event even takes place.
Author: Ian Bolser