Why God Appreciates Firearms
‘Don’t think that a gun will save you if you face financial setbacks.’
That’s bullet no. 6 on my Real Prepper’s Checklist. And I’m telling it to you right now, there are hundreds upon hundreds of people who simply are having a hard time putting down their guns because they think that the solution to everything is stacking up with these weapons. When in reality, it’s the opposite way.
Now I’m sure that some nitwit is going to remind me of the church shooting down in Texaa that happened the other day.
And just so that we’re 100% clear on this: I am absolutely pro gun ownership for the use of self-defense. Let there be no question about that. I don’t know who said it, but in the midst of this tragedy — I think two people were actually killed, believing they were safe in God’s House, it’s kind of inspiring to see this happen.
There is a gun ownership law which says that people are allowed to carry. And the guns are meant to be used for self-defense.
Well, isn’t that what just happened in that church?
And yes again, I find it to be first and foremost a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Two innocent people were killed. But what do you think had happened if there were nobody who brought with them their guns to that church in the first place?
It would have been a massacre.
And, perhaps a little self-contradictory, stacking up on guns for the purpose of saving yourself — is prepping.
Let there be no question.
But you don’t show up to church with 8 different weapons and ammo belts harnessed across your chest while wearing military clothes and tactical gear, do you?
Of course you don’t.
If you carry a gun to church, you conceal it. And you carry only *one* gun with a clip that has some rounds in it. Just to be safe. Because you never know what’s going to happen.
However, let me segue into what I really wanted to talk about. And that is how those guns, no matter big or small, aren’t going to save you if you are in a financial crisis or you lose your job. What are you going to do, rob a bank? Embezzle money from your employer? Take what’s not yours?
You know that’s not a wise idea. You’ll get busted and you’ll go to jail.
So what are you going to do?
Well, you need to pay down the debt you have. You owe money to someone and you better pay it to them.
But if you don’t have any money, but you have a gun?
Well, it’ simple…sell the gun. Unless you haven’t got anything else to sell.
Again, I know that this might be a bad choice, but if you haven’t got anything to sell in the first place and you’re in debt, you really have no choice. Which takes me to the next line of thought. You shouldn’t have placed yourself in this position in the first place. You should have had money that you could pay down your debt with. Or better, you shouldn’t have taken up that debt in the first place if you knew that is was going to be a hassle to pay it down.
Focus on yourself first.
Get your health, social connections, finances and so on right.
Then take care of the guns.
Besides, who says you cannot go to a fighting class or even store some knives? A machete goes a long way to scare off and possibly defend yourself against and intruder.
Although I don’t think you should bring one to church.
More, if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t understand that working on yourself before you work on outside factors is more important, then you have a bit of soul-searching to do.
Because there are number of factors you cannot control. Such as who comes to church or not. Unless you work as a doorman at the church (I don’t think that such a job exists, but let’s just assume for fun that it does) or you have some sort of magic power over church goers, you just have to take the risk of getting home alive without sustaining a shooting.
Having said that though, there are some factors you can control.
You can place yourself close to the exit. You don’t have to sit in the middle of the congregation. The pews are long. You don’t have to sit on the innermost spot of a particular pew.
More, you can take a look around and study those who act suspicious. Every time you walk into a room and there are a bunch of people there, study the room. Be aware. Find out who you need to keep an eye on and not.
These are basic situational awareness tips.
I’ve applied these techniques for a long time. Trust me, when I say it, they work.
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