Thank Goodness for the 1st and 2nd Amendments: As long as the bad guys follow the rules of our Constitution, they don’t have to worry

I am very grateful for two things that have obviously been tested these last couple of years; the 1st Amendment and the 2nd. If not for free speech, the Dr. Fauci/Bill Gates’s plan to take over the world with vaccines and government-mandated medicine would have had nothing to stop it. People were able to get information and make decisions based on free speech. Then, of course, what stopped a complete takeover of our legal systems in the world, especially in the United States, was our 2nd Amendment. We have so many guns in America that people personally own. At no time was a tyrannical government able to go door to door to harass us as they did in New Zealand and Australia during the made-up Covid pandemic. Made-up because the world’s governments conspired for Bill Gates funding to deny hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to the public to stop Covid. Because of free speech, we learned that the governments and their sponsors were lying to us, and if they could have used force to shut us up, they would have. In America, because of our guns, that was never an option. Instead, it has scared people for a good reason, but our attackers have had to come at us differently by attacking us through finance, medicine, and stolen elections. But they could not attack us door to door, so I am very thankful to be where we are in the spring of 2022. It’s not that the danger of these attacks has been averted. But I feel we have a fighting chance to fix these problems now that the bad guys have been exposed, and if not for the 1st and 2nd Amendments, that never would have happened. 

The number one question I get asked all the time is “what’s under my leather vests,” which I wear everywhere I go. I show my .50 caliber Desert Eagle in the video, which I don’t do often. They call it “concealed” for a reason. But the questions come because many people also want to start carrying, which I highly recommend. We have a safer world when more people carry weapons. I never plan to shoot anybody, but knowing that I can handle whatever anybody throws at me with ill intent gives me the peace of mind to think better about the world I’m living in. The bad guys always want to rule through fear, and a gun-carrying public takes that fear away, which allows us all to have an entirely different conversation. Of course, I wear the big leather vests to allow me to conceal that big gun that holsters comfortably under my arm. The weapon is too big to fit in a waistband or other hidden part of the body. So I have adjusted my attire to accommodate the large-caliber semi-automatic gun. One of the rules of carrying a personal gun is that you should carry the biggest one you can handle. I have found that 9mm and other regular caliber guns are just too small for my liking.   Bad guys can purchase armor for their bodies off Amazon and reinforce their windshields these days easily to be bulletproof. It’s a lot easier now than when I was younger to get access to armor. So I carry my guns to be able to deal with anything that might be thrown in my direction. I don’t just carry that Desert Eagle, of course. I am always prepared for a small army to engage with me out in public, and I have good reason to feel that way. But having the guns makes it so that I don’t have to worry about it. The fear comes from not knowing what you would do or could do if such a thing were to come up. With my method, I don’t have to worry about it. 

For years theories were bouncing around from the political left that wanted to believe that a large centralized government, if it was strong, could keep people safe, so there would be no need for guns. Well, that argument is long gone now, which I think is much better off than we were a few years ago. Back then, it was theory. Now we’ve seen them make their move with all the force we feared. We’ve seen the administrative state spiral out of control, as they did over Covid. So never again do we have to debate about the right to carry a gun in public or to have them in our homes. The reaction that the states have had overall this trauma has been healthy. Instead of going to more restrictive gun laws, they have loosened, and this has been with the NRA pretty much on their heels due to Soros-backed prosecutors trying to destroy them.   I have had a concealed carry permit for years, but now half of the states in America have “constitutional carry,” which is even better. It recognizes that people don’t even need a permit to carry their guns on their bodies or in their cars, and this has been a direct response to the encroachments of government during Covid. We will never be able to trust a centrally planned government. The public reaction has been to de-centralize that government and give it far less power to rule over our lives. The world’s governments showed their cards, and nobody wants to be in the situation that we just saw the Ukrainians go through. Those poor people have been stuck between one bad government and an attacking one. Without guns, they were helpless to stop the mess. At least we have been able to stop the mess with personal gun ownership in America. 

I will always live in a society that can carry a gun. I’ve always felt that way, and now I feel quite vindicated. Even in the scariest parts of the Covid lockdowns, when the streets were almost completely vacant to traffic due to the ridiculous Mike DeWine stay-at-home orders, I felt in control of my own life because of my concealed carry options. I was ready for anything, so I could afford to think about whatever else I wanted, which allowed me to see things for what was going on and to use the 1st Amendment to its full effect, which defeated the evil intentions cast upon us. As long as the bad guys follow the rules of our society, which are established clearly in our state and federal constitutions, there won’t be a need for any fighting. And there is no reason to have any gunfights. But if they don’t follow our nation’s laws, they have lots of reasons to worry, and that’s how it needs to be. I am proud of that ability to carry because we have been tested, and it worked to keep us safe. Carrying guns was the thin blue line that kept our society lawful as attackers had shown their cards to molest it. We’ve talked about it all my life, about the possibility of giving up guns and moving as a culture to a more trusting population of centralized government. Well, that’s over now. I will never live in a gunless society. I will never facilitate talk of gun control. And I am proud that so many states have responded to these last few years with constitutional carry expansion instead of more restrictive laws. Ohio even has “Stand Your Ground” now, which just a few years ago would have been unfathomable. The Zimmer case in Florida was meant to erode that trend, but under Covid, those arguments have been completely thrown out the window. And we are a much better society because of it. Because of personal carry with guns, we are a much more lawful society. It is the primary condition for preserving our constitutional republic and to keep it standing.

Rich Hoffman

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