like you have common blood.
I know you must come from nice people!
--A Good Man is Hard to Find,
Those who prepare green wars,
wars of gas, wars of fire,
victories without survivors,
would put on clean clothing
and would walk alongside their brothers
in the shade, without doing a thing.
Keeping Quiet, Pablo Neruda
"My country tis of thee
Sweet land of State security
For thee I mourn"
Ranger's 2013 version
The article -- Hiding a Gun: The Rules of Three -- was a basic instructional brief for anyone needing to cache a weapon, but the preface blew us away. States the author:
"You may want to hide a firearm if you are a peaceable person who is nevertheless forbidden to own a gun because of some misdeed in your past, or some arbitrary state law (pg. 12)." The author's actual intent is to encourage felons to violate current gun laws, an illegal gambit. Stalkers and perpetrators of domestic violence under restraining order also may not possess firearms, so who are these "peaceable people"?
The "misdeed" to which the author refers is probably not so benign.
After two sessions of digging and detecting, this is what finally emerged from the spot where Jack and I searched. A well-sealed plastic ammo box wrapped in a trash bag and thoroughly duct-taped. Inside the plastic box is an equally well-sealed metal ammo box. Both boxes contain desiccants. Inside the metal box is a pistol wrapped in corrosion-proofing paper. Once Jack finally got all the seals opened, that pistol emerged in ready-to-fire condition (fr. "Hiding a Gun: The Rules of Three")
Who is culpable for Mr. Wolfe's abetting of otherwise illegal owners in the process of caching weapons to which they are disallowed access? This sounds like conspiracy to Ranger.
The author further suggests that the gun "use common ammunition ... that any potential enemy might use." Would someone in the peanut gallery please enlighten Ranger: In this Land of the Free, who exactly is the imagined "potential enemy" referred to by the author? Is it my neighbor? Please inform me so that we might zero our weapons for the threat.
Wake up call: If this country transforms into "A Canticle for Leibowitz" or "Escape from New York" or a Road Warrior scenario, then Ranger won't be killing his neighbors; he will simply cap himself with his old .45. He would remind the crazies that those who come out shooting will only outlive the enemies amongst us by two weeks, reason being they will kill each other.
A good enemy is hard to find.