Communist China is a threat to the whole world, including the United States. Their closest neighbor Taiwan feels the heat the most, however, because China is breathing down their neck.
The communist regime in Beijing has been sending jets into Taiwanese airspace and threatening all sorts of military action. China also said “liberation” of Taiwan is inevitable and Japan and the US must not interfere.
This is where guns come in. Taiwan bans gun ownership for most civilians. However, their military isn’t nearly big enough to pose a serious threat to China. Could boosting civilian gun ownership and military readiness be the answer?
Boosting Taiwan’s Defensive Readiness
The US has been trying to help Taiwan get better aircraft and military defenses. However, bulking up all sorts of military hardware isn’t going to protect the island nation from communist attacks. The fact that Taiwan’s military is well-trained and committed also isn’t enough.
One step is to bulk up reserves, certainly, but another is to look at changing the gun laws in this small nation. China is already engaging in a cold war with Taiwan and testing their defenses. Once Beijing actually goes for it, they will be able to rapidly decimate most of the official military defenses.
That’s why civilians need to become part of the solution, with various groups already training those outside the military to respond to attacks and save lives. This also includes groups that are working to increase the right to bear arms for civilians.
The purpose is to get people trained and ready so, if and when China makes its move, they don’t know what to expect among the local population.
As of now, almost all civilians in Taiwan are not allowed to own weapons. However, there are groups actively lobbying and working to change that. These groups want to get folks trained, ready to fight, and prepared to defend their country.
I don't want Taiwan, where I lived for over a year, to fall. However, it needs to change policy to allow and encourage civilian gun ownership on a massive scale if we are going to give them a continued commitment.
— Ian Perry (@IanBurkePerry1) October 9, 2021
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is gun rights aren’t just about opposing domestic enemies and crime. They are also about literally defending yourself from foreign enemies who want to kill you and your family.
When you take away people’s right to defend themselves and coddle them like babies, they become weak. In this world, the weak get overrun, abused and exploited.
If we want to uphold freedom and dignity, we need to be strong. The best way to be strong is to never forget the right to bear arms is a universal right from our Creator, not from any government or man-made law.
Imperial Japan famously avoided a land invasion of the United States out of fear about the number of Americans who had weapons hiding in every place and region. Taiwan needs to make China have that same fear.
America has about 400 million civilian guns and about 350 million people. We definitely don't need that many guns. Taiwan probably does tho. If any country can make the case for a crazily armed populous, it's Taiwan. Maybe we can donate our guns to Taiwan https://t.co/7LicF8Kmb0
— Robotbeat🗽 ➐ (@Robotbeat) January 17, 2020