Skip to comments.Gun Entrepreneur Dick Cabela Is A Hero
Posted on 02/24/2014 8:13:27 AM PST by Kaslin
Entrepreneur Richard Cabelathe late founder of sporting goods empire Cabelasdid more than create jobs. He protected our natural, God-given right to bear arms.
Cabela passed away last Monday in his home state of Nebraska at the young age of 77. His story is empowering to entrepreneurs, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters.
As tens of thousands of gun owners in the state of Connecticut commit civil disobedience and refuse to register their semi-automatic firearms, Dick Cabelas legacy reminds us of the importance to never give up and never stop fighting for what we believe in.
Cabelas first attempt at advertising hand-tied fishing flies was a flop. Instead of giving up, he adjusted his marketing techniques and launched a mail-order sporting goods catalog. Within three short years, he and his family had more business than they could manage from their kitchen table.
Cabela was a passionate hunter and Second Amendment supporter. When he and his wife werent managing their business or raising their (nine!) children, they would travel the world together and he would go on big game hunts. Cabela eventually displayed his familys trophiesincluding a rhinoceros, an elephant, and a giraffeat his home in a 15,000-square-foot showroom.
Thus, as his company grew, he expanded beyond fishing lures: firearms and hunting gear became a huge staple of his business. As of 2013, guns and ammunition account for roughly one fifth of Cabelas sales according to The Wall Street Journal.
As we remember Cabelas life and legacy, its important to honor two of his biggest accomplishments as an entrepreneur: speaking up in defense of the right to bear arms and building a world-wide empire that helped to place firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
Decent, law-abiding citizens have the right to defend their persons and property with the most efficient and modern tools of self-defense available; they should not be bullied by self-righteous lawmakers into trading their firearms for sling-shots or swords. It is just and right for all respectable citizens to have access to self-defense technology that is equal to or greater to the self-defense technology that criminals can obtain on the black market.
Politicians in Connecticut are wrong to expect law-abiding citizens to register their firearms (the government has no business tracking our guns any more than the state has a right to track our hands; our hammers; or our baseball bats). Since the right to self-defense is a natural, inalienable rightall law-abiding citizens should be able to own tools of self-defense without interference from elitist snoops. Violent criminals, however, give up their natural right to self-defense by using force against their fellow men and they should be monitored. Perhaps if the government spent more time tracking criminals and less time tracking law-abiding citizens, we would have less crime!
Connecticut passed stricter gun laws in April of 2013. Liberal politicians defended these regulations on grounds that they would prevent a repeat of the December 14, 2012 tragedy where a mentally unstable young man named Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
But we know that these laws will not prevent a repeat of the Newtown tragedy. Even some of the parents of the victims at Newtown have testified to the same. We dont need more gun laws that criminals like Adam Lanza will disregard. We do need an answer to mental illness, and Ill explore such solutions in my forthcoming book.
We also need more entrepreneurs like Dick Cabela who will help place tools of self-defense into the hands of honest citizens. Entrepreneurs of the futurewho will follow in Cabelas footstepswill include 3-D printing innovators and smartphone application developers (think GunBroker.coms new iPhone app). Like Cabela, these rising entrepreneurs will help respectable citizens obtain the best self-defense technology available so they can protect themselves instead of waiting 20 minutes for the police to show up.
90% of Cabela’s merchandise is made in China.
Poof! - money gone
90% of just about every retailers merchandise is made in China.
Isn’t the point, that he was a 2nd Amendment supporter, not where his merchandise was made?
Meanwhile his business is helping the Chinese communists to arm themselves. That concerns me, and it ought to concern you, too.
Well just let the cops come into your house and take your guns away. What do I care
I’m not against guns, I’m against Chinese products.
So am I and I avoid them like the plague, but sometimes you can’t help it. You have to get the item even it’s made in China. Unless you don’t need it.