So, what caliber would you choose to defend yourself from angry Islamists who don’t respect your rights to free speech and expression and deem you someone who must be killed for mocking the prophet muhommed?
It looks as though Mr. Nakoula Nakoula is going to get to make that call right now.
And if he picks wrong, he might end up dead.
Who is Mr. Nakoula?
WASHINGTON (AP)— Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The official said authorities had concluded that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was behind “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that denigrated Islam and the prophet Muhammad and sparked protests earlier this week in Egypt, Libya and most recently in Yemen. It was not immediately clear whether Nakoula was the target of a criminal investigation or part of the broader investigation into the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya during a terrorist attack.
I guess a good question would be why did the United States Government publicly identify this man that was formerly known by a pseudonym if he committed no crime in making the movie? Surely there is no criminal statutes against making a movie, even as one as hideously bad as “Innocence of Muslims”.
Could this be political ideologues in the Justice Department sympathetic to radical Islamists helping Mr. Nakoula “get what he has coming to him”? It makes us wonder.
Yes, the movie was bad. My friend and I watched the trailer a couple of times and it was so bad we were laughing out loud. I asked him if he thought the movie was produced to be so bad as to be funny, and my friend laughed and said he wasn’t sure.
The “star” of the movie was a feckless muhommed (capitalization intentional), bumbling his way through life and looking for Satan in his wife’s thighs when he wasn’t proclaiming a donkey the first Muslim. Or something like that. Personally, he reminded me of our President in some ways.
In some cases, we both understood why someone might wish ill health on the film-maker. His movie really was that bad.
But that’s not why Muslims are rioting in north Africa and other places, and the Egyptian president is calling for Mr. Nakoula’s arrest and ultimately, to separate his head from his shoulders.
No, it’s because they see the film as a horrible insult to Islam. Blasphemy, they say.
Get over it, boys.
So, back to the question at hand: what caliber would you choose if Mr. Nakoula was your neighbor? Or if your name was Nakoula?
Obviously, training would be at the top of the list after selecting your caliber and platform. But what would you choose?
Would you go with the communist block 7.62×39? You could quite possibly exchange magazines with your attackers if you did. Might be a good way to pick up some extra ammo, magazines and guns that are compatible with your existing collection if your skills are tip-top and you’ve got a good backhoe to bury the bodies. Then again, they might have old, rusty guns and lousy, corrosive ammo, so you’ll have to clean the bores as well as cleaning the blood off the outside of the guns.
I suppose if you collected enough you could put them up for sale, right? “Once fired and once dropped AKs for sale. Previous owner no longer has a use for it. Genuine article, complete with random blood-splatter.”
How’s that expression go? Shoot, shovel and shut up?
Or, would you select America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 in 5.56? That would probably be my choice. GO TEAM AMERICA! F- YEAH!
Or, are you one of these fans of the new .300 AAC Blackout? You like a .30 caliber hole better? More power to ya, but the ammo is a little pricey.
The .300 Blackout will turn the lights out of angry groups of would-be, inept assassins with it’s nice .30 caliber package that packs 7.62×39 energy into an AR-sized cartridge that is still compatible with the standard AR magazines!
Or, pondering the further, perhaps you want to be nostalgic and utilize a real rifle: The M1 Garand!
A real rifle that shoots a real cartridge, the proven .30-06 Springfield!
No poodle shooter rounds for you. This is the rifle great men defeated the Nazi war machine with, and a rifle that will do just superlatively to perforate frothing-at-the-mouth radicals who don’t respect the civil rights of others and who are willing to kill you because they don’t like what you have to say.
Besides, with a bayonet affixed, the Garand becomes a fearsome spear and it also delivers an impressive butt stroke.
In either event, you want to make sure you have plenty of magazines. Bringing ammo to a fight with a gun is like bringing bubble gum to an elementary school class. If you don’t have enough to go around, you’re in trouble.
I’m thinking .38 Special +P SWCHP, with a little lube, courtesy of Oscar Meyer.
And, as at least one list of rules of a potential gunfight we’ve seen over the years goes, right after “bring a long gun” is “bring lots of friends with long guns”. Riflemen!
Ann Barhardt had some similar issues after she posted some great YouTube video of her burning a Koran after explaining what a repugnant tome that book is with specific examples.
They can be seen here:
Ann posted not only her home address and directions for how to get there, but also her caliber choice: 5.56×45. Oh yeah, and a picture of her place.
Yes, she likes the AR too, complete with an EOTech on top. It’s a pretty pink AR-15.
She also knows how to use her firearms as well. She got some training from reputable trainers and is a strong, capable and independent woman, something a lot of those folks are very, very afraid of.
You know, she had more than a few Islamists threaten her, last time I checked nary a one showed up.
In fact, they have been up for over a year now. On the one-year anniversary of posting these YouTube videos, she wrote the following.
One Year Later, And I Still Haven’t Been Killed
Posted by Ann Barnhardt – April 3, AD 2012 10:20 PM MST
Come on, islam. It’s been a whole YEAR as of tonight and not a single one of you has made even the slightest attempt to kill me. I gave you my home address. I burned your satanic political/pedophilic manifesto and verbally tinkled all over mohamed, the fake pagan moon deity and everyone stupid and/or evil enough to fall for the biggest con in human history. Did I mention that I gave you my HOME ADDRESS? Yeah, I’m still here. Still waiting for you boys to take this “next level”, as the young folks say.
And . . . nothing. Just a couple of death threats from a couple of musloids with family trees that look like the yellow line on I-70 in Western Kansas. Long and straight, that is.
Am I surprised? Not really. Islam is all a con, has only ever been a con, and only ever will be a con. When faced with ONE LITTLE GIRL who marches under the War Standard of Jesus Christ, an entire political cult of 1.2 billion people crumples and folds like a cheap suit.
Hopefully that will be the case for Mr. Nakoula, and all this daydreaming about what caliber for angry Islamists will be for nothing.
After all, the best way to win a gunfight is to not be there.
And in the spirit of that tought, Mr. Nakoula probably ought to move to a more firearm-friendly state than California.