Before I get beyond the first sentence, I need to say that it is not my goal to make someone butt hurt, but if the shoe I am about to describe would fit, then lace it up and wear it. If you are offended by this article odds are that it is directed at you.
There are people who say Molon Labe and truly mean it, but the vast majority would quite literally piss down their leg if the fight ever came to their doorstep.
With the attacks on the SecondÂ Amendment coming from all sides, there has been a sort of catchphrase that has arisen that lets everyone know you are a firearms guy or gal, and you are ready to fight to the death to protect your firearms. The Molon Labe movement as I call it has unified us as firearm people and protectors of our rights, and for that I am proud. But what I am absolutely sick of is where I will piss off many.
If you know me on a personal level, you will know that Iâ€™m not a fan of the morale patches. I realize I am in the minority on this one and thatâ€™s fine, if most of the world agreed with my views we would have some serious issues to deal with, but I digress. It seems that many people have morale patches that show off their inner Leonidas with sayings like â€œCome and take themâ€, â€œEmbrace the suckâ€ and â€œMajor League Gunfighterâ€. Unless you are in Afghanistan/Iraq/Africa or other hostile fire pay zone, or have fired a shot in anger in your life (and I donâ€™t mean because you’re pissed off that your $800 AR is jamming) my personal thought is you need to take that shit off your backpack and get back to reality. There are truly rough men in this world that do the dirty work to keep us safe, these men are the true Major League Gunfighters, even though they would never use that term, mainly because truly badass people donâ€™t talk about how badass they are. They donâ€™t self-promote, they donâ€™t call themselves gunfighters. They are quiet professionals; they do evil, but in a very good way.
If there were men on this Earth that could claim Leonidas status, it would be men that have answered the call, in battle, amidst the chaos that comes in battle, and have proven themselves to have mettle; not a middle aged balding guy who watches â€œRifle Kataâ€ DVDâ€™s and fashions himself a defender of the Union. While earlier I said I was proud of the Molon Labe movement for helping to unify the firearms community, I am still at a loss as to how the aforementioned self-proclaimed gunfighters will stand up, scream Molon Labe, and take on the US Government in a fight to the death, when most havenâ€™t been in a fist fight in their entire life.
To me if you are willing to tell someone to â€œcome and take themâ€ and I walk up to you, punch you in the face and take your rifle, you had better be ready to shoot me on the spot. If not, then take that shit off and help fight the anti-gun people by other means. The anti-gun people have it in their heads to confiscate all things that go â€œboom, bang, pop, and snapâ€ and to this end we will see a fight. But donâ€™t say â€œcome and take themâ€ and then just turn in your weapons when the police show up for your gear.Â Because the time may come when you have your chance to stand and fight, but donâ€™t threaten an armed march on DC just to prove you have balls. As a Weapons SGT once told me, there is a big difference between courage in the face of danger, and danger in the face of stupidity.
A friend of mine in the Peopleâ€™s Republic of Kalifornia has told me for the better part of a year that there are people who can fight on the front lines, and there are people who can help those who fight. Much like Combat Arms and Support units in the military; one is no more important than the other, as they have to have each other in order to be successful. I am not saying not to fight the asshats that are pushing their anti-gun agenda on us, I am saying stop trying to be Billy Bad Ass, and just be Regular Joe who supports our SecondÂ Amendment.
If I haven’t managed to offend you yet, stick around, because next up I’ll be talking about embracing the suck.