Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tips To Surviving Martial Law

 I received an email the other day from a fellow combat vet with some tips on what to do during Martial law. I have expanded it a little. It seems with the new year there is a new push to stock up on survival supplies. 
As you know Martial Law can happen any time there is a natural disaster or a collapse of society is possible much like Katrina. This may well be what we see if we have a break down of our economy.  You could see troops going door to door confiscating weapons and food supplies.  
If it gets to the point of you facing a squad of police, Soldiers, Marines etc going door to door you won't be able to fight your way out, your best defense will be compliance so they go away and you can put phase 2 of your survival plan into action. This is not meant to apply to zombie looters but official government troops.


Some strategies to consider when confronted with 
a martial law scenario.

1. Hide your weapons well

 Be creative in where you hide your weapons   during a disaster, but be able to gain access if needed, don't keep them all in one place.

  Searchers aren't likely to expend the time or     effort to do a  thorough search (because of the shear volume of homes)
especially if you follow these other tips.

2. Have a 'decoy gun'

     Buy a disposable  firearm for as little money as possible.  This can be used as a 'decoy  gun' that can be given up  willingly during a martial law confiscation.

  Law enforcement and military quite possibly will have a registry of potential firearm  owners anyway and lying to them will only draw unnecessary attention.
I would add, if possible don't use a piece of junk that is obviously junk. It will look too suspicious. 

3. Comply and complain.

     When surrendering  your decoy gun to officials at your door, turn the tables on them by angrily interrogating the person in charge.
"Why are you taking my ONLY gun?"... 
"But how am I going to protect myself now that I'm UNARMED?"...
 "WHEN am I gonna get it back?"
These types of questions act as a 'mind-trick' to  hypnotize the searchers that this really is the only weapon  you have.

  Plus, no one likes a complainer. As long as    they think you're complying with their order, they may not feel a need to search for other weapons and will move on to another home that isn't inhabited by a 'whiner' like you.
Just some ideas to ponder, always have a backup plan, Like my friend  Stephen Says, "backup to a backup to a backup"


Tips to surviving Martial Law Part 2 Click Here
Tips to surviving Martial Law Part 3 Click Here

32 comments:

  1. Excellent post. I think being wise and complaining but not to the point of obnoxious is enough to assure those seizing the weapons they have all of the weapons.

    I have a thought because of this. Where I grew up as a kid and where I live now, the rural folk have a ton of weapons. No matter how poor the home, the house has several long guns as well as side arms. The amount of time it will take to go house to house is going to be incredible.

    Jennifer

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    1. You are right, it will be VERY time consuming, all the more reason to play it safe.

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    2. Especially if they're dodging well-placed bullets at every stop!

      If every guy and gal like us just kills one of them, they run out of people way before we do. We outnumber them all collectively by the millions (and I'm only counting 3% of the gun owners not the entire population)!

      It's true!

      Firearm collections or the roundup of "suspicious" persons are two definite "lines in the sand."

      Just sayin'.


      Diamondback

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    1. Matt, Thanks, just some things to think about.

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    2. Hey Duke. I like your blogs. I would like some advice on something. Would you kindly reach out to me via gmail please? Your insight would be appreciated and maybe a part 4 to this lol.

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    3. My email is on my blog homepage.

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  3. As Matt said, great post. If I might add a suggestion - after you've closed the door behind them - get the hell out of Dodge. On the way, stop and retrieve your main battle rifles.

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    1. Stephen, Yes that kind of goes without saying. I did not want to get too specific because you never want to give up too much info.

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  4. another great post Duke! 2 is one and 1 is none really comes into play with backup plans. here in Canada we have to register our weapons...and from what i have heard, everyone in Canada, especially rural people living out in the middle of nowhere, always follow that rule.

    *cough*cough*

    your friend,
    kymber

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  5. Kymber, Thanks, very true my friend.

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  6. surrendering your firearms is a sheeple defense....if at the cost of your own life ...make confiscation a very expensive price to pay.....

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    1. That is why I say have a 'throw away gun' It is always smart to live to fight another day.

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  7. Very good idea... my fear would be them realizing that it is a fake... I don't know what the consequences of that would be!

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    1. Amanda, like 45er said below the 'decoy' would be real. As to consequences, at that stage probably loosing the rest of your guns (or the ones they could find) hence the reason for having 2 or more stash places. It would be a risk. Ideally you would be out of dodge before this happened.

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  8. Great post, Duke. Amanda, the "give up" firearm in question wouldn't be fake, but it would be a functional firearm that you would be offering up as a sacrifice to spare your better ones. A great and inexpensive option would be something like a Mosin Nagant. They're cheap and ubiquitous so wouldn't raise too many eyebrows that you would have one. Heck, they're cheap enough that if you want to have one to keep, you can get two. :)

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    1. 45er, good answer. any cheap surplus rifle (and a few rounds of ammo) would be a excellent decoy.

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  9. really good post Duke, Ive read over it a couple of times before I responded. it opened up a dialog with Senior and I last night on the subject, and we both came up with some good ideas on caching our main battle weapons. I just wonder, when it hits the fan, how many actual local police will want to invade the homes of friends and neighbors. I know several officers, on the local and federal level, and they have caches themselves....

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    1. JUGM, Local cops likely won't be involved (at least not in the lead) There are many scenarios which could play out so it is best to avoid any confrontation at all but this is just something to think about if the need arises. I did not get into specifics just general ideas.

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  10. Great post a couple extra ideas.

    Since anything that takes up the thugs time(and potentially gives others time to hide their own guns/food) is worthwhile ask/demand recites for each gun they take.

    If your state like mine has passed laws against such don't resist but site the law while complaining. Also if you can safely, document the identities of such law-breakers for future action.

    I know many think that they are the devil incarnate as far a pistols go but Hi-Points would be good "give-up" guns, that(in my experience) would still prove functional backups/relative-guns if not grabbed up.

    Make sure to hide your ammo/packaging/accessories from guns that you aren't giving up.

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  11. Odyesseus, very good points, anything that slows them down makes them less effective. A lot of us have 'junky' guns (old and newer)we would not rely on if our life depended on it, these would be expendable.

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  12. It was very unfortunate but my home was broke into and my guns were stolen along with some cheap electronics. The police officer was very understanding and suggested the next time we went on vaction that we have someone watch our home and pick up the mail and such. The office said that they had been a rash of break ins the past couple months. With us being gone for two weeks there is no telling when exactly they broke in. The officer said the odds of us gettng the weapons back were not good. I said he would file the report and we could make a claim on our homeowners policy if we wanted. I said it would just make our coverage go up and the officer was very nderstanding. Wink wink. Poor me no weapons left. Wink.

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    1. justcook, I hear you. Good cover story, take advantage of what works.

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  13. When it's time to bury your guns, it's actually the time to dig them up.

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  14. Anon, Good point and I agree just realize the cost will be high, it always is in war.

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  15. Just so you know, there is NO AUTHORITY in the U.S. Constitution for any level of government to declare Martial Law or suspend civil liberties other than "in cases of rebellion or invasion" and "the public Safety may require it" the Writ of Habeas Corpus "MAY be suspended." That's way different than suspending civil liberties and declaring Martial Law.

    Any declaration of Martial Law will be nothing less than a declaration of war against the american people, their constitution, liberties, freedom and future - and will be treated as such.

    This is NOT my opinion. This is the opinion of two different constitutional lawyers with The Cato Institute out of Boulder, CO.

    Just sayin'!


    Diamondback

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  16. By the way, I consider The Patriot Act and the recently passed and signed into law NDAA to be precursors to the eventual declaration of war on the American people.

    As a matter of fact, they're damn near outright declarations of war.

    Just sayin'.

    Diamondback

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  17. Diamondback, The Constitution has never been issue with the current administration. They willingly trample it to get what they want and the courts seem to go along with it for the most part. We have TONS of laws on the books that are in direct conflict with the Constitution. Maybe that should be a future post.

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  18. as others have said live to fight another day on our terms not theres and be willing to do what it takes to protect our country from the invaiders within(our government and the soldiers dumb enough to follow there orders to trample the rights of the citizens)if they new that every house that had a gun was gonna try to kill them im not sure theyd even try....

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    1. Kurt, You have to be smart and know when and what your limits are. Thanks.

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  19. wait till the govt shutdown hits the lowlifes in their food stamps , then they riot, and that will be the excuse for martial law because the dumb lowlifes played right into the black führer s plan

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    1. Anon, that is the fear for sure. Thanks.

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