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A True Story of Bravery

Anton D. Rehling · Dec. 9, 2013

I read a story online a few months back were two men and one 15 year old had taken their quads into the wood hunting for Deer. They had the quads for transportation and to carry out any Deer they took. Traveling down a road in the forest they were blocked by a downed tree. All three stopped the quads to investigate the road blockage. Taking advantage of the stop both men decided to take a smoke break while the 15 year old young man went to see how they might clear the obstruction with the chainsaw they had for emergencies. Leaving his rifle by the quad the young man walked the 30 feet to the fallen tree, he was surveying the road obstruction when he noticed a Black Bear on the ridge just above the road moving parallel to the young man’s movements. It appeared the bear had no intention of leaving.

Fortunately for this young man his father had prepared him for the uncertainties of hunting in the wilds of America as the unforeseen sometimes happens. The young man was armed with a 44 magnum hand gun and his father had taught him how to use the firearm for the, just in case moments.

Back at the quads the two men were smoking and conducting a little BS session when the young man’s father looked towards his son and saw that he had the 44 magnum in his hands; he thought what is he doing, when the first of 4 shots exploded from the muzzle of the powerful hand gun. A gun that is powerful and punishing to shoot for most men. Then he noticed the charging bear approaching his son. Before that man could get to his rifle to assist and save his son from the mauling that looked like was seconds from occurring his son had shot the bear 4 times with 4 attempts and the bear dropped dead 10 feet from his young son. Shaken and relieved he ran to his son and all three men stood by the body of the huge black bear that had tried to attack the younger of the three men. I changed the description of the three to all men as anyone who did what that 15 year old did is a man in my book.

This is a true story; it also is a rare moment as very few have to defend themselves from a charging black bear in this country hunting deer.

My intent to telling this true story is there are many dangers we as a people and nation face in the world at large with many nations that have the capability of that black bear to cause injury and death. Like those hunters in the woods our nation and people must be vigilant and prepared to defend ourselves from the same kind of dangers that can damage or destroy us. Properly armed even the smallest can prevail against a larger and dangerous aggressor.

If those hunters were unprepared for the event that occurred that day in the woods the life of a 15 year old young man could have very easily ended. Many people have their heads in the sand to the dangers that surround us and our nation and will succumb to the dangers that are there in our wild areas and world by embracing the Bambi syndrome or thinking that if we disarm everyone all will be safe. Unfortunately that attitude is the one that enables tragedy to become more and more common than anyone wants.

Gun free zones create safe havens for the mentally ill, to conduct mass killing such as Aurora Colorado, Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech to name a few mass killings in GUN FREE ZONES. If only those utopia types had a view of reality they would not push to disarm people. Just one armed person in any of those killing fields mentioned herein could have averted those tragedies. The fact that there may be armed opposition in any of those locations may have prevented the act entirely or at the minimum prevented the deaths in the numbers that took place.

The United States of America under the utopian view of the liberal socialist democrats who think that if you just have nice thoughts and do not offend but appease our enemies we will convert the enemies of freedom to peaceful coexistence. Nothing could be further from the truth. The young man at the beginning of this article I can safely say had no chance to talk that bear out of attempting to kill him, he survived through being prepared and using his training and superior fire power.

Our streets and nation are no different; all of us must be prepared to defend ourselves and our nation through preparation, we must have strong people in positions of power that not only value the freedom and rights of the people of this country but also work to prepare for the event of aggression from unfriendly people, nations and the unfriendly elected. “Walk softly and carry a BIG FIRE Stick.”

If you are unwilling or unprepared the bully in the school yard will use all advantages provided.

Bottom line today our country is in great peril by the incompetent actions of our POTUS, Obama and our self-serving Congress and Senate. The banks of our freedom are being rapidly eroded by the raging waters of excessive governmental imposed law and regulations that the house of freedom this country represented to the people will soon fall off solid ground into the rushing river of history and will disappear until regained at some unknown future date by a people tired of the same slavery we experienced for thousands of years before the creation of this great nation.

We as a free people have arrived at a time where those intend on the destruction of our nation are doing it under the color of law, regulation and the support of our elected congress, senate and our POTUS. It is a very difficult thing to take up the fight for our rights and freedom against the very power we as a people should trust. It is a big step to revolt against those in our government that are eroding our birth right but it is becoming a shorter step for the total subjugation of this nation by the tyrants that would have our freedom.

The cross roads we find ourselves at are the choice between Liberty and subjugation.

I pray there are enough of us that will choose Liberty and are unafraid to act even if it is alone.

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