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Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018: An Uncivil War

When the United States federal government places a national ban on guns, many patriots see the new policy as an infringement upon their Second Amendment rights. Thus they not only rebel against the measure by refusing to drop off their guns at predetermined depositories, they decide to take the fight directly to the corrupt government that instituted the ban.  
Follow the adventures of Stuart MIlligan, a gun-club owner who becomes a key leader in the resistance; Terrance Crowley, a Memphis detective who ends up uncovering evidence of federal corruption; and Trent Dawg, a famous rocker who utilizes his music to prompt the public to action against the corrupt government. All three characters are veterans and have experience in waging and fighting wars, both politically and strategically.
What will happen to an internationally vulnerable nation, which has split down the middle at the seams on the topic of gun rights vs. gun control? Will the nation ever be able to recover? Which side will you take?

2018: An Uncivil War (Thriller)
By Phil Sanderson
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-1542782685
524 Pages
Price $0.99 (Kindle)
Price $31.99 (Hardback)
Price $17.99 (Paperback)
Rating 5-Stars

The 2nd Amendment, the right to own and bear firearms, is a touchy subject in America due to the many mass killings and armed robberies in our nation. The author takes us on a rollercoaster ride of corrupt officials trying to take our guns away from us, and veterans fighting to keep them. Stuart Milligan, Terrance Crowley, and Trent Dawg are leading the fight. The question is, should all weapons be taken from civilians when we know criminals will always have access to them? Is there a solution when anyone and everyone can buy them, and there is no way to predict who will use the weapon to kill? In this fiction novel based on the fight over the 2nd Amendment, the author covers every scenario.

As a twenty-year military veteran I was trained in many weapons, and carried them in the line of duty throughout my period of service and into part of my civilian life. I eventually grew tired of them, and no longer own any. But I believe the 2nd Amendment gives us the right to have them, and that right should not be taken away from us. I also believe that a more vigorous control should be kept on who can own guns; like owning an automobile, you must pass a driver’s test and have insurance on the automobile. Let’s make this mandatory also for gun owners. Not everyone needs, or should have one. Though some parts of the story is slow, reading this novel will send chills down your spine, and give you thoughts to consider on the subject. If we lose this fight, we could wake up some morning with no rights left. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson


  1. The second amendment has been misinterpreted deliberately by the NRA. We now know that some of the founding fathers did in fact, participate in restricting gun ownership, and it was illegal to keep a loaded gun in the home in Boston, for instance. And the sole reason given for the right to keep and bear arms was the maintenance of state militia. We no longer have any state militia, so that reason is meaningless today. We MUST regulate guns at least to the same level as we do automobiles. And there must be a need shown, as there is now for a CWP. And there must be a psychiatric evaluation. Many of those who commit these crimes had shown previous anti-societal tendencies. Keeping close tabs on who buys amunition would help link specific people to specific crimes, as well. Then there is still another problem: Many of these killers have a hidden agenda. They really just want to commit suicide, but they don't have the guts, so they commit suicide by cop. They kill enough people, they know the cops are likely to kill them without a trial. When that does not happen, they often do commit suicide, especially if they think the cops can trace them to the crime. We really need to find a way to keep those people from obtaining guns and/or ammunition. But the best evidence for a complete ban on guns, is the effectiveness that has had in nations like Japan and Australia. They have virtually no gun deaths in any given year. Banning guns works, period. And nothing else would come close to that effect. And face it, shootings like Parkland hurt a whole lot of people, not just those who died. We MUST put an end to this!

  2. Totally wrong due.It is the crazy lunatics who want to die in a splashy way and pick the ONE place no one has guns, the stupid Gun Free Zones. Move to Europe or Australia, we will keep out 2nd Amendment.