You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch
here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
I opened with this delightful quote to sum up my way of viewing our civilization, so it becomes easier to explain where i am at.
If there is one thing(besides greater fiscal stability) I envy the states of, it is relatively loose gun laws. you pass certain stuff, and you can
actually buy firearms. Even if you dont, the black market can provide.
Here(i really dont wish to tell exactly where) it is close to impossible to get one. The price you pay for all the permits and stuff equals about the
price of an apartment, and let me tell, there arent enough jobs, most of them pay well below the living minimum.
I am not the doomy gloomy type of a man(well, I am by average standards, but here, in this site, I dont stand out at all)
I like to consider myself more of a survival centricist(if that is a thing)
It was four years ago. Daylight, well populated park in the middle of the city. End of summer. Me mum and me were walking the dog, when suddenly, two
rather big men(one very tall, and a very muscular one) started shouting and cursing at us. I have a very short fuse(when facing violence), but I
realized that this was a situation where aggression as a response was the wrong decision, so we started walking faster, you know, to leave.
These two men started running, and my mother is not such a fast one, and I did not want to leave her there. We reached the end of the park, and they
jumped at us.
The taller guy punched mother in the stomach. That was about the moment when I lost it.
See, the relationship between her and me is very strained, but I generally cant stand to see a woman being hurt, and besides, she is my mother. So I
smacked him in the head.
The muscular one started screaming things like *do you want an A-bomb you communist piece of #*(I was wearing a black beret) and kicked me sideways. I
tried defending with my arm, but the guy obviously had a military or police training(later I found out he was a professional kickboxer). Nothing
broke, but I was just about finished(couldnt really stand straight anymore)
While they were busy with me, mother pulled out her cell, and started calling the police, but they saw it, and kicked the phone out of her hands.
I dont really know why, but after then, they started running away from us(Judging from their actions, I suspect they were high on some uppers)
I went after the phone(after screaming my head off at them) put it back together(it was scratched, and the front came off, but it was in working
condition) I called the police, said they were on the way.
It took approx. 40 minutes for them to get there.
Why is that unusual you ask?
The local police outpost(not the main department, but a smaller one on this side of the river) was about 200 metres away.
There were around about 50 people who saw us, many of them runners(it was a park afterall) and people comparable to the size of them thugs.
There were 50 men and women who saw a 45 year old woman and a 15 year old boy being beaten by two strong dudes well in their primes, and none of them
came to help, or call the police, or threaten to call the police, or chase them off with their fingers covered in buggers.
The police, well I have already said, they were so late, if it was a date with a supermodell, I would have left.
That was the day I realized there is none but myself able and willing to defend me.
I have 2 years of judo, 4 years of kickboxing, a year of boxing, and 6 years of boyscouts(5 years of dance, but that is well beside the point) but
when facing this kind of a threat, all of these activities were kind of useless. I also realized that the stonewall I thought was separating us from
barbarism was thinner than I could ever have guessed before that.
I finally understood what my father(left when I was a little boy) said.
The most important things in life are being able to survive in the wilderness, and possessing and knowing to operate firearms.
I know how to survive. I had actual training(i dont know about you, but here, boyscouts are a rather serious bunch) and I have read a lot of field
manuals and other various survival training books.
Plus when I was littler, my father taught me how to use and maintain guns, knives, and other weapons.
So I think this will mostly suffice.
How is this connected to firearms? it is partly connected to fireams.
Say the government collapsed, #e hit the fan, or even armed burglars broke into our home.
The police is useless, deadbolt locks are only good as long as they are out of the house.
Many things can happen, and as usual, I wish to get a decent firearm to even out the balance in protecting my life and those I love and care about.
My problem is this.
In this place, firearms regulation kind of started when the nazis occupied the country. The reds picked up where the nazis left, and our kind
government only made things much stricter.
I am low low middle class, and I cant even afford my own place, so legally obtaining firearms is out of the question.
I have knives, shortswords, slingshots, a baseball bat, and that is just about it, but in a survival scenario, or any other kind which involves the
other side having any kind of ranged weaponry on their side, will have a very very bad outcome.
I could go blackmarket, but I dont want to deal with the kind of crowd which runs guns, plus I dont really have any connections to them.
Most people here think very caste wise, and living this meager is very frowned upon, so I dont really know anyone who could help me. Plus I think I
have massive trust issues.
I dont have a clue at all on how to resolve my situation, so first, I started equipping myself on all fronts, then collecting even more information,
generally delaying the realization that the only thing I can improve my chances with, is a firearm.
I tried to look up on forging the parts, but I am no mechanic, plus I more or less fear of the lawwise outcome if the authorities find it out.
I even tried creating a crossbow, but no junkyarder, mechanic, or any other kind of a person could get me a leaf spring, and without a prod, there is
bows are out of the question, they are regulated as hell, and cost an arm and a leg.
The government does very bad things(like spending the money destined to go to supporting poorer people who cant afford college with money, to build a
luxury golf course) so if the population would be armed, their heads would be on neat sticks by now, so I am guessing this is the reason why getting
any kind of weaponry is so hard. Like carrying knives longer than 8 cms is illegal.
I dont ask for help, only tips on how and what to do. what would you do, what would you recommend.
Thanks for reading. Sorry for the wall of text, but these things had to come out. They were boiling in me for almost five years.
P.s. I dont plan on hurting anybody. ever. I dont wish to use my(future) gun, and I hope I never will have to, but if the situation arose, I dont want
to be empty handed either.
'Many clever men like you have trusted to civilization. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you
tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?'
edit on 12/12/12 by
Narcissous because: no reason given