Overheard in the Shenandoah
If you can reliably hit a man out to 500 yards or more -- and you have the will to do so every single time it is necessary -- you have created a 700,000 square yard "freedom zone" around you.
-- Overheard at a rest area in the Shenandoah Valley coming back from DC
The arithmetic and geometry is simple.
Pi [3.1416] times the square of a circle's radius give you the area of that circle:
3.1416 X 500 yards X 500 yards = 785,400.
Push it to 600 yards and you've got nearly 1,131,000 square yards of liberty.
The skill is attainable with instruction and practice.
The tools are equally attainable.
The will to shoot, hit, reload, shoot, and hit again must come from within, based on a recognition that those targets downrange have earned in spades the match-grade justice coming at high velocity towards them.
The consequences to the Bad People are devastating.
And let's win.
Audentes fortuna iuvat.
UPDATE 0930 EDST 15 SEPTEMBER 2009: A commenter notes:
"you have created a 700,000 square yard "freedom zone" around you."
That is for the 10 or 15 minutes it takes the Helicopter gunship to come within 2 miles of ya. At that point you are toast, and all your dreams evaporate. Just a date check...it's 2009 not 1939.
I agree with the commenter that the Z axis (air threats) is a big problem.
And he failed to add UAVs (both recon and fighting) to the mix.
But think about this:
How many gunships does the OpFor have?
How many UAVs?
How easy is it for the OpFor to maintain their air fleets in the sky over time, let alone add more to deal with a growing insurrection?
Compare the answer to the question above to the ease with which the freedom folks can add new ground assets.
Think "swarms", not "lone wolf".