It’s not often that I can read an article without being able to summarize it with a few words or sentences, but this post by The Captain is one of the exceptions.  Here’s but an excerpt, but there’s so much more gunny goodness:

To begin with, it’s always been a myth that the police were there for protection. Regular readers, and most other educated men and women, already know about cases Warren versus D.C. and Castle Rock versus Gonzales. There are more, but these two cases demonstrate that police are not duty bound to offer anyone protection.
But at least it’s a myth that many people have believed. The riots, looting, pillaging, beatings and murders of late have convinced many uninformed folks that maybe they do need protection in lieu of police. In short, that myth has been shattered.

And it gets better, wif grafs and stuff.


  1. Court cases aside, it is simply impossible for the police to provide personal protection. The old saw “When seconds count, the police are minutes away” is a fact of life except in times of disruption when you can substitute hours or days for minutes. Minutes vs hours is irrelevant, its all to long to be useful. So the court cases simply recognize reality. We should really be happy about the court cases since they give us a way to knock down leftist talking points while not affecting the underlying reality in the slightest.

  2. I have found that increasingly, I am packing a rifle in the car for any trip which takes me more than a dozen miles outside the north Texas metroplex. It’s not that the entire area is unsafe (this is Texas we’re talking about) but as the BLM/Pantifa brigades are becoming increasingly mobile and blocking off interstate highways and such, the risk of being caught up in a random roadblock, especially in an urban area, is no longer zero, EVEN in Texas.

    And it’s not a rifle with only a single mag in it, either. I’ve even come to the point where its carrying case is unzipped, for immediate access if necessary.

    I will not be a victim.

    1. Kim, thanks for giving me something to ponder. Maybe I should relegate the Ruger PCC to trunk-gun duty. I can stuff the bag with at least six mags. IL hasn’t outlawed 17-rounders (yet) but I do have friends/family in hoplophobic Highland Park where anything bigger than a 10-round mag is verbotten. Or maybe the Mosin Nagant. While slow to reload, nothing says “stay away” like a 14″ steel spike. Hmmmm

    2. Careful with keeping a mag in the rifle. Lots of states have fish and game laws prohibiting keeping a loaded long gun in a vehicle. And “loaded” sometimes includes mag in gun even if none in chamber. Even states that are completely non-restrictive about pistols.

      I have carried a long gun on trips for years. Usually a rifle but if I am to be camping in griz country, I make it a shotgun with slugs.

  3. I would suggest the Redi-Mag for a backup mag that is not getting lost. Clamps to the magwell, and works with your oem mag button. May be acceptable for those areas that forbid a loaded long gun.

    There is also the 60 round mags, but those appear to be the same length as a normal 30 rnd mag. Saw some in the Longview TX indoor range last week. Pricey! $125, IIRC. Redi-mag and two 30’s would be a cheaper way to go.

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