Another must-read from Bracken

February 1st, 2014

The indispensable WRSA has it, natch.

Dear Mr. Security Agent,
Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years.

I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those exalted entities. So I’ll settle for you, Mr. (or Ms.) Security Agent, since you already gobble up everything on the internet, and I don’t have to seek you out.

A decade ago I wrote the novel Enemies Foreign and Domestic, a tale about how tragic events involving the misuse of firearms can be used by an evil administration to misinform and mold public opinion to support its malign anti-freedom policies.

No, my novel was not predicting “Operation Fast and Furious” a decade before that covert policy of “pursuing gun control under the radar,” (which was President Obama’s explanation to Sarah Brady for his lack of overt political action). That inter-agency gun-walking policy, remember, resulted in the deaths of over four hundred Mexicans and two U.S. federal agents, murdered in an effort to discredit the Second Amendment and lead to more restrictive gun control laws in America. (If Nixon—or any Republican, for that matter—were in office, the intentional bloodbath would be called Murdergate, but today’s collaborating Woodwards and Bernsteins are in on the cover-up.)

Instead of gun-walking thousands of AK-47s to Mexican drug cartel assassins (who would believe that?), Enemies Foreign and Domestic begins with a sniper opening fire on a packed football stadium. A thousand innocent fans die, some from the ninety bullets fired but most in the ensuing panic stampede. In a traumatized America, the fictional stadium massacre results in the banning of all semi-automatic rifles, with no buyback, no grandfathering of weapons already owned, and no sunset clause. Citizens had to turn them in for destruction or face years in federal prison.

The page-one stadium massacre was simply a plot device chosen to launch the story in high gear and set the stage to immediately and fully explore the main theme of the novel: the calculated transformation of our Constitutional republic into a socialist police state. Since I prefer to write tightly wound fiction transpiring at a rapid pace in a compressed time period, I examined the imposition of totalitarian controls over the course of just a few weeks, not years or decades.

And that he surely did. I’m just finishing up the trilogy now, and it’s good stuff. Matt’s a former SEAL, a blue-water sailor, and a damned fine writer. All of his long-form posts at WRSA have been worthwhile, and I always jump right in reading them as soon as I spot ’em. If you haven’t read the Enemies trilogy yet, I heartily recommend it. Ditto for this post. The conclusion:

You may consider the sentiments expressed above to be absurd, hyperbolic, dangerous, ridiculous, or simply wrong-headed. But please understand that tens of millions of Americans feel this way to their cores, and they will not be disarmed without a fight. Well-meaning but naive liberals should understand the certain-to-follow consequences of new gun control laws intended to disarm their fellow citizens in the name of “public safety.” LEOs and FLEAs should understand the dire consequences of participating in gun confiscation raids, in direct violation of their sworn oaths to uphold the Constitution, including the Second Amendment.

The unintended consequences of this misguided utopian fool’s crusade to ban guns would include a second civil war as agonizingly painful as the first one, if not more so, since there would be no front lines and no safe areas for anybody, anywhere. Every sane American wants to prevent such a calamitous outcome as a “dirty civil war” on United States soil.

But know this: those tens of millions will never be quietly disarmed and then later forced at government gunpoint onto history’s next boxcars. If boxcars and detention camps are to be in America’s future, then you, Mr. Security Agent, will have to disarm them the hard way first. Not Piers Morgan, not Michael Moore, not Rosie O’Donnell, not Dianne Feinstein, not Chuck Schumer.


Indeed. Direct, clear, unequivocal, and regrettably essential. A most humble tip of the ol’ CF chapeau to ya, Matt. If ever you decide you’d like posting privileges here at this humble hogwallow–not that I deem that likely, natch, since you’ve got a good outlet over at WRSA already–you have but to say so. Take me about five minutes to set it up, and the honor would be entirely mine. Not trying to snake y’all over at WRSA, or trying to create more work and drudgery for Matt, mind. But damn, this guy oughta be blogging. We need all the sturdy, plain-spoken voices like this we can get, as widely disseminated as possible, just as fast as we can get ’em.

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  1. RosalindJ
    February 2nd, 2014 at 12:14 | #1
    I'm toward the end of the trilogy myself after a week long tear through them. I had to check the publishing year on the first two because of the prescience.

    Book #3: "Can't say what? Can't say that the president is a traitor? That he's wrecking this country on purpose, tearing it apart piece by piece? That's what I can't say?"

    If he were to ever guest here, it would be like Christmas. On the Fourth of July.

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