More righteous indignation by the pragmatists today re the impropriety of the Vanderboegh approach.
It's a pretty big assumption that those seeing the world as does Vanderboegh are NOT involved in the political stuff.
I'm a life member in NRA/GOA/JPFO/CCRKBA, a regular member in Georgia Carry (no life membership yet), and just threw another Ben at CCRKBA this week.
I write and call my Fed and state reps regularly (spoke to all 3 Congresscritters this AM), run a useful RKBA blog, conduct basic marksmanship and practical shooting classes whenever possible, helped in putting on four weekend-long practical medical courses this year, and provide material financial and other support to worthy freedom and RKBA causes wherever and whenever I can.
I'm also a lawyer who works in the Federal regulatory sphere, and in the past have tried criminal jury cases, conducted extensive long-term electronic surveillance-driven investigations into international criminal organizations, written appellate briefs, drafted legislation in multiple jurisdictions, and lobbied those bills into law in NY, NJ, MA, PA, and elsewhere.
I told you all that so I can tell you this:
My considered legal/political/regulatory opinion, based on my experience and training as described above, leads me to the following conclusions:
1) We're screwed.
2) There's gonna be a (real bad ugly) fight against the ones who screwed us.
3) Let's win.
I'll keep playing along with the political stuff, largely to balm my conscience when the inevitable comes.
But I know for sure how that is going to turn out.
Meanwhile, I'll train, organize, support, and prepare.
No Fort Sumters, for sure.
But there is going to be a war.
If folks were honest with themselves, they'd recognize that it's already started with the armed confiscation of from 25% to 50% or more of your earnings each year, along with the government school indoctrination of your children and grandchildren into global socialist values.
IMHO, the pure politicals have to answer the following question, if only to themselves:
What objective basis do you have for believing that freedom (of which the RKBA is a necessary but NOT sufficient component) is advancing in today's America?
What is YOUR plan when the political route further fails?
Is there any point at all where you will, to quote Mencken, hoist the black flag and start slitting throats?
I hope to see you on the line.
Have a good weekend.