Bunkerville, NV is about 90 minutes south of my house. I didn’t head down there during the recent standoff with the cattle rancher and the BLM, but like many people, I was watching everything unfold with interest.
To tell you the truth, I don’t agree with everything the rancher is doing but I love seeing someone stand up to the federal government and having the government back down. Plus, this shows once again why the Second Amendment and firearms are so critical to our country’s freedoms.
I’m willing to bet that if there weren’t 200 or so armed militia members protesting with the cattle rancher then there’s no way the BLM packs up and gets out of the area. Just imagine if we lived in many other countries without the freedoms we have.
We’d be 200 people just standing around and the government would get it’s way like it always does in Russia, Venezuela, and every other country without the freedom of speech or right to bear arms.
Again, I don’t necessarily agree with the cattle rancher, but thanks to the Second Amendment they can continue to try and work things out and the federal government won’t simply be allowed to round up all of the cattle. In other words, the Second Amendment forces the government to have dialogue, and in this case, forces the government to think about its policies.
What amazes me most is how the anti-gun crowd doesn’t understand this simple aspect. They don’t understand that without firearms we’d probably still be British colonists… or we wouldn’t be the United States of America but might be the Confederate States of America… And had we made it past all that without firearms, we might have been invaded by the Japanese during World War II.
I am forever grateful for this country we live in and for all of the freedoms we have. I love the fact that this past Saturday I was able to go to my shooting range and enjoy working on drills to better protect my family and myself.
And I’m grateful every single day that I have the choice to walk around carrying a concealed firearm, that I’m self-reliant, and that I’m the one responsible for my family’s protection.
The bottom line is, as someone who’s been fortunate enough to travel all over this world, I can say without a doubt that as many problems as this country has it’s the best country on earth and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. And the Nevada cattle rancher did a great job of showing us this and forcing the government to re-think how it handles things.