SF_crest_SIG_Shelby_Travis_photoFirst, we apologize for not signing it, but the principal author of this blog, although a member in the places where it coalesced, was quite unaware of it, due to an unexpected medical emergency. The best thing to do, then, is to give you SOFREP’s intro, then let you click over there to — you know we’re gonna say this — Read The Whole Thing™,

The following letter was disseminated and signed by over 1,000 current and former Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets) in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, specifically as a defensive measure against tyranny. The letter was compiled through the joint efforts of current and former Special Forces personnel over at www.ProfessionalSoldiers.com, and quietly disseminated for signatures among secure, vetted circles.

via Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment | SOFREP.

It would be a very great mistake for policymakers to assume that only 1,000 current and former Green Berets subscribe to this letter. While many of the thousands of us not on the list may quibble with a word or two — we’ll argue about anything, until the decision is announced, a Special Forces planning session is like a free-for-all in a rabbinical school — once lawful direction is at hand we act with speed, stealth, and overwhelming force. The last point of the action plan is one that finds us particularly unified.

This is our country, these are our rights. We believe that it is time that we take personal responsibility for our choices and actions rather than abdicate that responsibility to someone else under the illusion that we have done something that will make us all safer. We have a responsibility to stand by our principles and act in accordance with them. Our children are watching and they will follow the example we set.

The undersigned Quiet Professionals hereby humbly stand ever present, ever ready, and ever vigilant.

The original post is here on ProfessionalSoldiers.com. We used the SOFREP version because it’s easier for you to read, and they’re good lads who deserve some link love.

If you want the original .pdf, maybe to print off and nail on your local Democratic Town Committee chairperson’s door, here it is: Protecting the Second Amendment.

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Former Special Forces 11B2S, later 18B, weapons man. (Also served in intelligence and operations jobs in SF).

4 thoughts on “On the Green Beret Second Amendment Letter


I had to chuckle at your characterization. “Free for all in a rabbinical school”? When did you last witness such an event (asks the guy who spent nearly a decade in yeshiva…)? But I think/hope that any serious rabbi would be complimented to be included in a simile with a bunch of capable guys like USA SF even if the comparison ends at the wide-ranging deliberation/planning stage. Thanks for the honor by association! 😉

Hognose Post author

Well, I think of rabbinical students as disputatious fellows, so I have the image. I do not think I could “pass” for long enough to infiltrate a yeshiva! In fact, I thought at first of using the Knesset as my example, but its reputation for tumultuous sessions is rather less than it was in my youth. I seem to recall video of fisticuffs and throwing chairs. Of course there have been attempted shootings inside the US Congress — between Members.


Having spent most of my formative years in yeshiva, we did get pretty heated during morning seder, especially after breakfast’s nicotine and caffeine infusion kicked in. 😉 That said, chairs did stay firmly on the floor, though there was quite a bit of table pounding. I second Medic09 here, it is indeed a compliment. Now if only the rest of our brethren would bother to open up primary sources on Jewish law and realize that we have had a “2nd amendment” on the books long before the 2nd amendment was written.

PS. BOfH on ps.com as well, in case you were wondering.


Forgot to add:

Barring your medical emergency, and knowing the character of many of the ps.com members, I think I can safely say that you would have signed without a second thought on the matter. So to you Hognose and your brothers, Well done! You definitely have my thanks and appreciation for standing up for what you swore to defend in the face of leadership that would like to do otherwise.