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Gun Control, Liberty, and Food Storage

We haven’t yet waded into the gun control issue because we know there are passionate arguments on both sides, and our purpose is to review food storage. However, there are a few lessons one can learn by watching the ideological struggle play out that could affect food storage.

Things have a funny way of sneaking up on you. Maybe it’s turning 50. Maybe it’s seeing America embrace gay marriage. Maybe it’s a one-in-100 years earthquake that just struck your community. Whatever the case, most things don’t just happen overnight. There are signs and clues that let you know the ground is slowly shifting under your feet.

When it comes to guns, few people truly believe the Obama administration’s goal is to confiscate all weapons. They point to current legislation and say, “See, they only want to ban large clips and assault-style weapons.” Our guns are safe, they think to themselves.

Whatever the government’s true intentions are, it’s safe to say the erosion of gun rights as currently defined in the court of public opinion is under way. It will be interesting to see how far this goes.

When it comes to food, there are instances throughout history when governments have confiscated farm equipment and passed laws making it illegal to have food in your house. One of the worst examples was Stalin’s treatment of Ukrainian peasants who died by the millions as a result of his agricultural programs. Government officials at the time went from house to house looking under every nook and cranny to take away even the last kernels of corn. Stalin sold the program to his nation under the guise of protecting his people from the upper class as well as leading the USSR to a new peace and prosperity.

I know what you’re thinking. That will never happen in America. But things have a way of slowly shifting under your feet.


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