The Second Amendment Is the Nuclear Option

The year was nineteen-sixty-two. The President was John F. Kennedy. The Cuban missile crisis began on 15 October and continued on for thirteen days after an American U2 aircraft took photographs of missile sites under construction on the communist island of Cuba. The Soviet Union was about to place medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles just ninety-four miles off the Florida Keys. It is generally regarded as the closest the world has ever come to total annihilation.

For thirteen tense days the world balanced on the apex of the knife. Fall to the left – we die. Fall to the right – we’re enslaved. President Kennedy didn’t flinch. Premier Khrushchev backed down and nuclear war was averted. But the strategy of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) was born.

Fast forward to January 9, 2013. Vice President Joe Biden bangs his shoe on the table and says: “The president is going to act … There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

The Second Amendment is now under attack like never before. Joe Biden’s words were the proverbial “shot across the bow” as a precursor to all-out war on American gun owners. Have the anti-gunners overstepped? Or, will they succeed in killing American freedom for generations to come?

Isn’t that up to us, the American people? And hasn’t it always been so? We are at a crossroads in history, and we can choose to buy peace at the price of chains and slavery, or we can stand up and fight for the liberty of our children and our children’s children. There’s a lot at stake.

What the Obama administration is proposing is nothing short of MAD. It’s the Cuban Missile Crisis of our generation, and how we respond to it will define us. Yet they seem so cock-sure, so confident that it’s unnerving. But arrogance is a weakness that cries out for exploitation. I say we give it to them.

If this is a trial balloon, then we blow it out of the sky, thereby sending them a message once and forever that Americans will not go quietly into the night. We will not bow and accept the noose. Instead, if you come to take our guns, then we will fight. The phrase “Molon Labe” ( “come and get them”) has never been more relevant.

Let there be no mistake. They have always wanted our guns, because it’s not about guns; it’s about control. Vladimir Lenin said, “One man with a gun can control 100 without one. … Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.”

The Vice President has told us this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”
He’s right. It is a moral issue. It is important we act.

The only reason the strategy of Mutual Assured Destruction worked is because both sides believed the other would retaliate with deadly force. The same is true for us. The anti-gunners have been held at bay only because of the real threat of bloody revolution should the government come to take our guns. As long as the government believes we’ll revolt, they’ll minimize their tyranny. But the moment they think we’ll flinch, then it’s Katy-bar-the-door, because the ATF will be kicking down doors all over America like the jack-booted thugs they are.

The Vice President called for responsible action. “If your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.”

He’s right. He has the power to save millions of Americans on both sides by taking responsible action. All he has to do is back down. But he’ll never do that if gun owners don’t stand firm, shoulder-to-shoulder, united against tyranny. If you’ve been sitting on the fence letting others do the work for you, now is the time to step up and let your voices be heard. Because if you don’t, if we don’t blow that trial balloon out the sky and fast, then we’ll find ourselves and our sons and daughters knee-deep in American blood and a shooting war.

The Second Amendment is the nuclear option of our day, and it can’t be taken off the table. If it is, if Americans don’t have the nerve or will to fight against tyranny; if they bend the knee and kiss the ring of a tyrant, we will be enslaved forever. Learn the lessons of English gun owners. It’s much easier to defend a hill you own than to retake it after it’s been surrendered. Defend the hill of freedom. If it comes to a fight, then, so be it. Some of us will die. But until then scream bloody murder. Because the Second Amendment is a hill worth living for and, if necessary, dying to defend.

Image: John F. Kennedy meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna; public domain

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