Friday, June 5, 2015
Do you like Freedom? Do you appreciate the concepts of liberty, justice, and privacy? Well, all of these principles are under attack right now-- not only in this country, but around the world. Our freedoms are slowly being eroded in the United States and our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves. Our Rights are being side-stepped or simply ignored altogether. A superb documentary called Deep Web dropped last week. It's free to watch for many subscribers of cable television [click here]. It's about the Dark Net-- the part of the internet that is still free and allows virtual anonymity. Ross Ulbricht, the alleged operator of the Silk Road, was recently sentenced to life in prison without parole. To achieve this unprecedented sentence, Deep Web suggests that Mr. Ulbricht's 4th Amendment Rights were completely ignored-- simply because they were not aligned with the goals of our Federal Government. The Government likes control. That's why it doesn't like these dark corners of the internet. They will stop at nothing to control you-- whether or not they violate your 1st, 4th, or 2nd amendment Rights in the process. These are exciting times we live in.
The reason for this newsletter is to address the myriad of complaints I received after our most recent e-mail blast. Thankfully, many of our clients understand that Facebook is an enemy of the 2nd Amendment. They also understand that Instagram (owned by Facebook) is no better. Moving forward, COMSEC is going to become more and more important-- especially when it involves freedom of speech, religion, and our beloved 2nd Amendment.
Therefore, we are adopting new communication technologies that embrace security. One such emerging tech is an application called Wickr. It's free to download and affords users an encrypted means of communicating on either their desktop, laptop, or mobile phone. If it's good enough for Snowden (Edward, not the snowman) it's good enough for On Point Firearms. So, instead of firing off an e-mail or calling us on your NSA-monitored cell phone, you can now utilize Wickr to send secure communications to our company. Our Wickr ID is onpointfirearms. Our new website is in the works and we'll be able to accept Bitcoin as a payment option. We recognize that moving away from a centralized currency is going to be important in the years ahead.
It is my opinion that the Government will become less and less friendly to the 2nd Amendment. I believe Killary is already preordained as our next President. *gags* Therefore, those of us that still take the Constitution and Bills of Rights seriously will have a tough road ahead. So, check out the movie Deep Web. Download Wickr. Read about the TOR browser and TAILs operating system. And make sure you've got a password on your cell phone. You'll know why that's critical after watching Deep Web.
If this sounds crazy, you're right. It is crazy. We're living in a world that closely resembles the science fiction of George Orwell's 1984. And most of the people don't seem to mind. That is crazy.
Have a good weekend and God bless. -- Evan