Debbie and I are holders of Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses. As part of our license program, we took the excellent NRA handgun safety course, which included much hands-on instruction. Every American should take the NRA safety course and apply for a license if it is applicable in your state. If you have not had proper instruction, it is impractical and unsafe to own firearms. And you might consider relocating if you reside in such unfriendly gun states as Illinois and New Jersey, for example.
Our firearms dealer is veteran firearms instructor and nationwide gun dealer (sells in all 50 states) Chuck Malta of Kelly Enterprises. As recently as this week, we added seven Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action .22LR (not .22MAG) rifles (gifts for grandkids), a Carl Walther 9mm handgun, as well as CMMG AR-15 to our inventory. All family members are encouraged to educate themselves and train in the proper and safe use of firearms.
I would have every American over 18 years old as part of a 50-state constitutionally based militia system (similar to the Swiss militia system) under the auspices of the individual state governors. Our Constitution reads: “To provide for organizing, arming, and ‘diseiplining,’ the Militias, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, (not the federal government) the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to discipline prescribed by Congress.”
You may not be aware that our Constitution does not support a standing Army. With oceans on both sides of America and massive long-range missile and sea might capability, under just what scenario can you envision a large-scale foreign troop horde landing on America’s shores? I am uncertain what specific place a standing army would have in the defense of our shoreline. An air force, a navy, Special Forces, and a national militia all would integrate into a lockdown national defense structure. A standing army, no. Standing armies, as history is clear in telling, are deployed on foreign soil as explained in Dominic Tierney’s The Rise of Alien Warfare. Here Mr. Tierney, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, looks at The Rise of Alien Warfare as defined by U.S military operations in culturally unknown environments. Professor Tierney writes, “Alien warfare runs headlong into the most powerful political force in modern history: nationalism.” Dominic Tierney advises, “For the United States, alien warfare may have peaked.”
The Constitution is clear: ‘To raise (the pivotal word) and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for longer Term than two Years.” It would appear that these clear words in our Constitution were missed by both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
No standing armies, no Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya or Syria. See any problem in clearing any of these misguided military adventures off America’s history books? My guess is that an America-first presidential candidate would have a powerful single-issue platform to run on by simply calling for an end to the misguided policy of alien adventurism carried out by the United States since 1945. A multi-party system like those found in Holland, France and England would no doubt be required to adopt such sweeping change in America. Neither today’s War Party (thanks Pat) nor the Party of Wealth Distribution is going to embrace such common sense. It is worth noting, as professor Tierney outlines, “From 1812 to 1945, the United States had a miniscule peacetime army but won most major campaigns … since 1945, most major U.S. wars have ended in stalemate or defeat.”
OK then, educate and arm your family. There is zero downside risk in providing your family with the utmost in personal security and protection. Armed communities are safe communities. Others are, well, sitting ducks. In a recent issue of Richard C. Young’s Intelligence Report, I led off with “Knock, Knock.” This true story will make your hands sweat. Suffice to say someone I know well was reaching for his 1911.
So, the operative lesson here is, call Chuck (305-923-6560). If you are in Key West, you can meet Chuck first hand. Or why not make a special trip down to the Keys. I give you at richardcyoung.com all the great intel you need for a memorable visit to America’s only tropical island.