Our Fathers Weep
It's the Constitution, Stupid!

by Hellesponte & Kerodin

Any citizen who supports using the force of Government to advance and impose Liberal ideals in contravention to the letter and spirit of our Constitution is an enemy of Liberty and an enemy of the republic.

by Hellesponte & Kerodin
August 18, 2010

Most men in the III Community are proficient with handguns.  Most III men have assembled an assortment of handguns to protect the family when SHTF scenarios come to pass.  Most III families have this issue squared away.

For those new to the III Community and less advanced in training and preparations, there are a few considerations that must be given thought before buying a small arsenal for home and family defense.  The issue of which caliber is best is eternal, and can be quite confusing if one is new or relatively new to the world of handguns.

Here is the bottom line regarding handgun caliber selection: Arm yourself and your family with as much pistol as can be reliably and consistently handled by the least among you, scoring hits on a pie plate at about 10 yards.  A pie plate is roughly the diameter of a mans head.  Most firefights with handguns will be engaged at about 7 yards and in low light conditions.

A man with a .22LR in his braincase is just as dead as the guy hit with a .45 ACP or 9mm.  Forget the silliness of stopping power debates, and immediately put the Hollywood effects of handgun damage out of your mind.  Human beings do not launch rearward off their feet when hit by any handgun round.  He may fall backward or stumble dramatically - but basic physics promises that he will not fly backward through a plate glass window because of a .45 ACP center mass double-tap.

Teaching your family to shoot is important.  How you teach them is more important.  You do not teach your 110 pound wife to handle a handgun by putting a .45 ACP in her hands on day one.  The best training method is to start small.  Buy an AirSoft pellet pistol to teach the basics of handling and sight alignment.  Next, move to a .22LR so that the first experiences on the range are not tainted by flinch-inducing recoil.  Be sure to teach careful, aimed fire and also include basic double-taps in the training at this stage.

Once your student is consistently double-tapping the pie plate freehand with the .22LR, move to a light center fire round, then to the 9mm.  If you are training your family up to the .45 ACP, be patient.  If you move too quickly and put a 1911 boomer in a new shooters hands before they are ready, you invite bad habits, fear, and in a crisis, hesitancy.

Once your family is double-tapping the pie plate with the caliber of choice, go back to the .22LR and begin introducing different firing positions and angles of attack.  You can train your family to basic proficiency in as little as a week using this method, if you are on a hurried timeline.  But if you stretch it out over a few weeks or a month your results will likely be improved.  You may find that the Little Miss is the best shot in the house.

Pie plates = head shots.  Body armor is an obstacle.  Remember, there are only 3 targets that ensure an immediate end of forward motion to an advancing enemy: Brain, spine, femur.  A brain shot will turn the lights off 99 out of 100 times, allowing you to engage the next target. 

Short of an immediate brain kill, you must incapacitate the physiology.  Just as in unarmed combat, you must break the body of the enemy so the threat is minimized or eliminated.  Break an arm and punching is out of the equation.  Scramble a knee and he won't kick you. 

A spine shot will always result in an enemy who drops immediately.  But, depending on where he is hit, he may well still be able to pull a trigger.  The same obtains with a femur that gets busted by a bullet.  The leg will not work, and the enemy will go down.  But he can still pull his trigger, so an immediate double-tap to the head is a requisite if you put your target down with a spine or femur shot.

Train for it.  Train your family for it.

Now, we must return to the caliber discussion from a strategic perspective.  In America the .22LR, 9mm and .45 ACP are the most common pistol loads.  This can become important in a SHTF scenario that becomes protracted.  Once you have used your supply, you will need more.  The odds of coming across a box of .45 ACP is far better than finding a box of 5.7x28mm for an FN.

Next, consider your family.  While you may be able to handle the .45 ACP, let's assume that your wife simply can't handle it as well as she can handle a 9mm.  Think tactically for a moment.  If you have a .45 in your nightstand and she has a 9mm, you can not share ammo or exchange magazines in a firefight.  Consider putting the same pistol in your nightstand as does she.  You do not need to abandon your .45, just recognize that there are certain circumstances wherein victory may be more attainable by strategic thinking about tactical realities.

Do not allow yourself to implement a weak strategy based on Ego by clinging to a masculine caliber.  Believe me, if your wife can hit that pie plate with a Ruger MK III consistently, but she has recoil issues with a 9mm, your family is better off with your wife holding the Ruger.

Hitting the target is far more important than missing with a macho caliber.


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Excerpt: There comes a time when civility is no longer appropriate as the only option on the table.  Dare we not offend the sensibilities of Liberals, Socialists, and Communists in our midst who are ruining and destroying our republic?  Are we to cower and sheepishly genuflect when we are scolded for the tone or choice of our words in the face of ruin, poverty, tyranny, and death?!

Are we so frightened of chastisement from insignificant men and women of the political Left with stained and darkened souls that we turn from our duties of Patriotism and shun our sacred obligation to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America?  We ask you, is not our republic worth the risk of being castigated?  Is the soul of our mighty nation no longer worthy of our fortunes, our lives, and our Sacred Honor?  Have we lost so much of our heritage, our courage, our mettle, and grit that we will stand idly by and permit the foolish and the stupid, who work hand-in-hand with evil people in our nation, that we will permit them to send us into eternal slavery and tyranny as the world has never before witnessed?

Excerpt: You are a fool if you do not believe that elements of the Left would use force, if they could, to compel you to comply with many of their edicts.  In drafting healthcare reform, they use the threat of financial fines, felony conviction and prison if you refuse to buy health insurance! 

How is that not only a degree or two removed from a pistol to the head? We are undeniably heading toward the same tyrannies known to Russians, Germans, and the Chinese.  It starts with Liberalism, advances to Socialism, and ends with Fascism, Communism, or some other tyranny…and death.

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Excerpt: We have a culture of people whose first response to a physical threat is to dial 911, or worse, a lawyer.  We have a nation of people who will dump hot coffee on themselves, then sue the restaurant – and win!  We have a nation of educators who suspend children for drawing a picture of a handgun or for bringing a Boy Scout knife-and-fork kit to show and tell! 

We have a nation of people so removed from the food chain that many would starve to death if the local supermarket closed.  We have a nation of people who cannot truly grasp the hardships faced by most of the people in the world every day, and as a result we have a nation of people who have lost fundamental common sense.


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Excerpt: The Bill of Rights articulates the natural rights of man, rights that are not bestowed by government, but rights that are innately ours as human beings.  These rights may not be taken from us.  These rights were written in plain language so that no clever interpretation and manipulation of the intent was possible.  These rights may not be restricted, narrowed, or infringed.  Any attempt to do so is a violation of the relationship between Man and Creator. 

Every narrowing, restriction, infringement, and clever interpretation imposed upon us in the years since our Constitution was ratified is simply a violation of our natural rights.

We hold that every violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights by those in Government is an act of Treason, as these violations are unjust, undermining the fundamental foundations of our republic, breaking the pact between citizen and government, and desecrating the relationship between Man and Creator.  Any man or woman who enforces these unconstitutional laws on behalf of government is a treasonous soul and an enemy of Liberty and humanity.


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My family continues to promote my values where I can not.  They are Patriots.  If you ever meet my wife, you will meet the most loyal wife and Patriot in America.  She is brave, brilliant, and bold.  We fight Liberal stupidity together through the First Amendment.  Laws change - and one day I will stand with her again in the Second Amendment fight that she carries on when I must stand aside."  - Kerodin

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1.      Social Security

2.      Medicare

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