The Lesson of Cuba: Never Give Up Your Guns…Ever

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As we noted in a post earlier today, the media and politicians feign incredulity at Americans who pledge they will never give up their guns. They cite polls claiming a majority of Americans support outlawing AR-15s or other firearms. Surely no one could could reasonably oppose regulating these dangerous weapons of war.

And at the same time, Americans are seeing the news coming from 90 miles to our south. Cuba is what frequent TTAG contributor Luis Valdes — a descendent of Cuban refugees — calls an authoritarian hellscape, a despotic regime. A society where the people can only oppose the tyranny that enslaves them with rocks and sticks.

As Luis preaches from his own family’s experience, a disarmed people are slaves to the state. Lobby your local, state, and national government’s to preserve and protect your Second Amendment rights. Never give in to a false promise of security.


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  1. These Cuban’s were late to the party. They had 4 years to start a revolution. Ditto most of the world. I have a lot more sympathy for Hongkong…

  2. “Never Give Up Your Guns…Ever”

    (shrug) when they cancel your bank account and credit cards, when they cancel your driver’s and business licenses, when they cancel your net and phone access, when they shut off your power and water … will you give them up?

    don’t answer. just think about it.

    • I think people, by the millions, will start USING their guns if things get to that point. A man with little left to lose is a dangerous man if you’re the one who put him in that position.

      • “A man with little left to lose is a dangerous man”

        sure. but dangerous to who? to the ones behind the subversion and capture and enslavement of our nation? not at all – so THEY don’t care. and if the man with nothing left to lose becomes dangerous, not to the usurpers, but to those around him, well that just helps the usurpers. “see! we were right! you need to root these people out yourselves!”, and they’ll sit back and laugh at everyone.

        • So tell us, wise one, who’s behind it? Who are the real enemy?

          I’ve asked you this before and you’ve side stepped the answer.

          Either you’re clueless and putting on a front or you’re ashamed to answer honestly.

        • The pessimism is strong with this one.

          @ant7, I remind you of this excerpt from Patrick Henry’s passionate speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses on March 19, 1775, only four weeks before the Battle of Lexington that started the hot war with Great Britain:

          “Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
          Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!”—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

        • Do you remember the “Washington sniper”? Imagine that times a hundred, a thousand, or tens of thousand.

        • “The pessimism is strong with this one”

          you mean the realism. but when no-one answers the question but simply walks right past it with self-centered rhetoric or ad hominem, yeah, it’s hard not to be pessimistic.

    • We already know you will and you also think keeping and bearing arms is a privilege and not a God given right.

      You will be among the first to the gualags best pray it does not happen in your lifetime.

    • I am with ant7 on this one. Tyrants may be arrogant but they are not morons.

      Consider your run-of-the-mill criminal–who must have a lower than average I.Q. as so many people like to claim. Even they are not dumb enough to try robbing a police station. Instead, your run-of-the-mill criminal looks for soft targets.

      The same principle applies to all but the most deranged tyrants. Why try to take on the armed United States populace head-on (via police/military “stormtroopers”) when proxies (banks, telecommunication companies, grocery stores, electricity/water/natural gas suppliers, and employers) can deliver a fatal logistics/supply-chain blow? Remember: logistics and supply-chains almost always determine who wins or loses wars.

      Now let’s expand on that last paragraph. Suppose tyrannical government compels their private sector proxies to cut us off from our finances and supplies and we want to fight back. Who do we go after? Some teller at the bank which transferred all of the money in our checking account to state or federal government? (How is that teller responsible and how would wiping-out that teller accomplish anything?) Now apply that same general line of questioning to the worker-bees at all of the other logistics and supply-chain entities that I listed.

      At first blush, the only rational response would be to hold the policy-makers themselves accountable, not the worker bees at private sector entities who the policy-makers compelled to cooperate with them. And that opens up the fun question, “Okay, so how would we go about holding the policy-makers accountable?” That is an entirely different kettle of fish.

    • Hell no! Been there, done that-and on so many levels. But go on ahead and give your guns up, Ant, and let us know how that works out for you. IF you are too damned stupid to study history, you will soon learn it the hard way.

  3. Show me a country that’s “free”, and I’ll show you a country that’s still armed!

  4. Polls? Lmfao 🤣

    If the majority of Americans supported a ban on AR15’s then there would not be so many being bought and built. More and more are bought and built everyday (even without 3D prong). These people just cannot bring themselves to see their nose right in front of their faces. Much less the forest through the trees.

    Throughout this whole thing there has always been a sense of “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”.

    • “a sense”? how ’bout an entire decades-long industrial coordinated effort to TRAIN americans to not pay attention to the man behind the curtain? to TRAIN americans that to notice the man behind the curtain is to be a naazi?

      (and they’re right, you know ….)

  5. One of Castro‘s first decrees in 1959 ended all private ownership of guns when he decreed:

    “This is not a dictatorship. We are never going to use force, because we belong to the people. Moreover, the day that the people do not want us, we shall leave. As soon as possible I will take the rifles off the streets. There are no more enemies, there is no longer anything to fight against”.

    – The Armeria (an old armory museum in Havana that you can visit and see quotes – including this one – and old demilitarized guns from La Revolucion)

  6. Where is *dacian*?
    I figured we would hear more about how great “Socialism” is or something. Certainly Cuba is the Utopia of Socialists dreams and all right?

      • My girlfiend is half chimp, she gets wild when you spank her. Not wild like hot time in bed wild, but wild like running around the house tearing sht up, swinging from light fixtures, throwing stuff, screaming, banging off the walls trying to find a window to get out of wild.

      • It’s early in the month , so he’s waiting for his deposit from Soros to clear, then he’ll be along shortly after he brushes his teeth.

  7. “Certainly Cuba is the Utopia of Socialists dreams and all right?”

    oh it is, absolutely and positively so without a doubt.

    for the ones who own and control it.



      (laugh) none of the follers here are gonna buy this.

      • One of the reasons why I chose being sober, it is more fun to watch the drunks than to be one.

      • “We need breathalyzers on our keyboards”

        (laugh) but wouldn’t that infringe on the 1stA?

      • I would prefer a troll filter since a drunk will eventually sober up, but an idiot will never get any smarter!

  9. Forget the “lesson of Cuba”! It has no bearing here, no more than hundreds of so-called revolutions around the world by tin pot dictator wannabes since the end of World War 2.

    The lessons we need to learn are those of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle; on and on- HERE.

    The reaction need not be violent but it must be as swift as an election process can be and it must be decisive. Start laying the groundwork where ever you live by insisting on voter verification and ballot tracking. Oh, I know that’s not the big battle a lot of hangers here would like to see but it could easily accomplish a goal that would lead to the approval of the majority of Americans.

    While blood in the streets might turn some of you on, it won’t sit with the majority of the people. The woke rioting of 2020-forward did not gain favor with many, often gun-disinterested, normal, educated and more civil citizens. Millions proved it by buying firearms and joining our ranks, whether they will admit it openly or not. It is these whom we must convince that our founding documents and their authors had it right, then, now, and in the future. Forget about changing the rest.

    • We need to be playing the long game. The Left has been doing that for decades and it’s paying off for them while the right has been worshiping corporate money and virtue signaling.

    • After my dad passed, we five boys inherited his guns with the admonition ” Don’t ever give these up “…. I hope to be able to pass along the tradition to my three sons. ( and no, I’m not sexist, I just raised pointers – no setters )

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