bury your guns

America now has a new president in Kamala Harris Joe Biden. While we can debate the legitimacy of the election or just how deeply the Biden family may or may not have been bought and paid for by foreign powers, the people running the Bidenharris administration have zero love for your guns or your Second Amendment rights.

In fact, they don’t like that you have guns at all. You can count on them doing their level best to help relieve you of your self-defense tools and your right to keep and bear arms.

Yes, Virginia, they really are coming for your guns. They want to outlaw them. What’s more, they want to confiscate them. Both Beto and Grampy Joe have said as much.

Meanwhile, don’t expect many gun owners to roll over if and when that happens. For many of us, “I lost them in a tragic boating accident” will remain a common refrain.   This goes double for nosy people who don’t need to know what bangsticks we might or might not own.  I’ve had a couple unfortunate boating accidents myself and I have the photos to prove it.

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Tragic. (Bigstock)

With the changes at the top of American politics, the latest moves in the House of Representatives, and the political hard left drunk with power, more gun control legislation is undoubtedly just around the corner. Will they ban the possession of the scary black guns in addition to their sales? Have you given any consideration to what will happen if President McUnity really does recruit Robert Francis O’Rourke to help implement his plan of “Hell yes, we’re coming for your AR-15!”

You should, unless you’re planning to compliantly surrender your personal defense tools if and when the time comes.

An oft quoted old maxim holds that if it’s time to bury your guns you should instead consider using them. We’ll save that discussion for another day and time. For now, here’s how to proceed . . .


Don’t keep all of your eggs in the same basket

If you have more than a dozen or so guns, you should be spreading them out in case disaster strikes. Just as you should keep your retirement investments diversified, the same goes for your self-defense tools.

The low end of diversification involves asking a trusted friend or family member to store some of your firearms in their safe, along with some ammo and perhaps some other gear such as holsters and spare magazines. That way in the event of theft, fire, natural disaster — or police knocking on your door — you won’t lose everything.

[Failing to disclose firearms you own kept in other locations may be against state or local laws. Consult an attorney before you’re confronted with that issue.]

Obviously, good candidates to “gunsit” your tools wouldn’t be someone you just met. Instead, they should be a close relative or long-time friend with honesty, integrity, stability and sobriety in their lives. If his name is Hunter Biden, you probably need a better class of friends and improved skills at evaluating a person’s character.

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Some people think they can effectively hide their guns within their home. Inside the home, a hidden gun safe or gun concealment furniture might work against a meth-head looking for a quick score. However, if Uncle Sugar believes you’re hiding newly banned firearms, they won’t hesitate to literally tear your place apart to find them, so scratch that idea.

Burying firearms in the back yard, or maybe even in the land behind your property might seem like a better idea. But ground-penetrating radar, scent-trained dogs and lasers that detect recently dug-up ground will lead Beto’s boys right to your hidey hole in less time than it took you to dig the hole in the first place.

Off-site caching

If you don’t have any trusted friends nearby or your family name is Biden or Harris, you may not want to leave some of your collection with a friend or family members. That will generally mean off-site caching.

Clearly, considering a cache or two of firearms, magazines and ammunition remains a very personal decision. Many serious gun owners have considered this over their lifetimes. Here are some strategies that don’t involve the bottom of a large body of water.

Do you believe the black helicopters are coming for you and your stuff? All hope isn’t lost. You can use some creativity to help thwart easy detection.

Planting your stash under tilled crop fields — with the farmer’s consent (again, one you trust) — will make unauthorized discovery of your stuff difficult. Especially if it’s done at certain times of the year. Hillsides make fine places as do fence rows between farm fields. Also consider areas under things like concrete pads, junk cars or brush piles.

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You might want to bury your stash deep under a flower vegetable garden. (Courtesy the Village of Deerfield, IL via Facebook)

I recommend caching “ghost guns” for off-property storage to eliminate any possibility of an unauthorized discovery being traced back to you.

Another point to consider: At the outset of WWII, my great grandfather cached a number of rifles and handguns in the Hewittville neighborhood of Taylorville, Illinois. He and his wife both went to their graves without anyone knowing where he buried them. And none of his many sons or daughter ever found them.

Don’t let that happen to you. You can’t take them with you to the afterlife, but your kids or grandkids might appreciate them, so make some provision to let your survivors know where any firearms may be residing after you’ve shuffled off.

Make sure you identify your special place by noting prominent landmarks and share this information with the fewest people possible, of course. And don’t be like the famous story “Sundown at Coffin Rock” published by Dillon Precision in The Blue Press.

Raymond K. Paden wrote the story about an old man telling his grandson about freedom, patriotism…and the location of his secret gun stash. However, lousy parenting and the schools had brainwashed the boy into becoming a good little informant for the state…and against his own grandfather.

Whats the best way to bury guns?

There are practically college-level courses in how to cache arms and ammunition. Here are some Cliff’s Notes on the topic . . .

Expect to say goodbye to whatever you bury, possibly forever. Consider burying “ghost guns” or guns you’ve built yourself. A centerfire rifle or two, a pistol or revolver or two and a shotgun would be a well-rounded cache for two people.

Oil them heavily. A coating of Cosmoline isn’t a bad idea, either. Add some ammunition and magazines to the package. Don’t wrap anything in plastic. Sealed battle packs of ammo are okay. Don’t forget to add desiccant, either anhydrous calcium sulfate or silica gel. Then seal it up, preferably in something like a length of PVC pipe. You might paint it dark brown while at home so it won’t stick out like a sore thumb as you carry it to its final resting place.

Bury it upright to minimize the package’s signature to metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. Obviously, don’t make your tube longer than it needs to be. That will minimize your digging. You might consider attaching a length of rope or a handle to lift it out of the hole for easier retrieval. Either say, make sure you cover it with at least a foot of soil. Two would probably be better.

Remember, your primary goal is to keep your cache undetected to unauthorized persons. The secondary goal is to keep out water. Moisture and your guns and ammo won’t play well together.

No matter how you do it, it’s always been a good idea to diversify your gun collection. Maybe now more than ever. Just in case.

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