Laci The Dog (MikeB302000′s co-blogger) posted about this video
With this as his point -
Seriously, if you bozos think you stand a chance against one of these–you are far more reality challenged than I ever gave you credit for being.
Well Laci seems to forget a simple fact of life; all products are manufactured somewhere. Now where oh where could those awesome machines be built?
When you visit Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, several things become pretty obvious.
One, it’s a high-security facility where you can’t go anywhere without an access ID and a reason to be there.
Two, its immense size makes you realize there’s a lot going on behind those locked doors.
And three, the people who work there take a lot of pride in the work they do and the products they design and manufacture for the nation’s defense.
Oh…just done the street from here. Wonder if the people like Laci the Dog who are so quick to point out the potential of devices like this every consider who builds them, who transports them, who maintains the contracts?
Or think about where the military recruits come from or where the veterans live after they get out. It is absolutely amazing to me that so many people who claim the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is ‘militia only’ forget basic facts like these.
No pro-rights advocate that I know is advocating a civil war; unlike the majority of the anti-rights advocates, we know the toll that would take. What we do want is a government that respects the bounds established by the Constitution. Not one running wild over civil rights (PATRIOT Act, IRS, etc), not one taking people’s property so they can improve their tax revenue (Kelo v New London), not one running guns to Mexico so they can push more restrictions while claiming rapid prototyping is a violation of I.T.A.R., not one that thinks groping every passenger is the correct way to find a terrorist (Hey TSA, how many have you caught?).
I do think that the large government / limited government divide is unsustainable long term. Something is going to have to change; I pray that it is peaceable.
My answer to those who say “There is no way people armed with rifles and pistols can stand up to the military” is simple; who says we will have to stand against them? They might just stand with us.
Please join the discussion.