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Mel Tappan (1933 - 1980), full name of Melrose H. Tappan III, the “grand daddy” of the Preparedness movement<ref>,4779572 Accessed December 27, 2014</ref> was the editor of the newsletter Personal Survival (“P.S.”) Letter. He was also author of the Survival books Survival Guns and Tappan on Survival.

A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Tappan was one of the earliest survivalists to promote the idea of Vote with your feet strategic relocation to a “free states” from a liberal “death spiral” Nanny state-Police state (See Blue state - unfree states). Like James Wesley Rawles and Joel Skousen, Mr. Tappan advocated survivalist retreats in lightly populated rural regions in .<ref>Mitchell, Dancing at Armageddon, excerpt Accessed December 27, 2014</ref> <ref>160 word [[James Wesley Rawles#Quotes_from_Other_Online_Sources|Fair Use] quotation from 848 pages of firearms and Second Amendment details: Boston T. Party (Kenneth Royce), Boston's Gun Bible, Wyoming, American Redoubt Javelin Press, 2002, 2009: p. 10/1. ISBN-13: 978-1888766066,,</ref>


Continuing Influence on Modern Survivalism

Mr. Tappan's works see influence preppers more than three decades after his untimely passing. In 2009 Tappan on Survival was re-published as a new edition with a foreword written by Bruce D. Clayton. As of December 2014 it ranks in Amazon's top 90,000 books (out of more than 5 million titles.) The seminal work Survival Guns is also back into print. Mr. Tappan's books are published by Paladin Press.



Incremental Gun-Grabbing of the Police State - Nanny State

According to Mel Tappan, liberals and socialists support so-called “common sense” measures - a “good first step” of the Police state - Nanny state. To a conservative citizen-prepper-patriot Oath Keeper and to the Bill of Rights, this is “death by a thousand paper cuts”. (See List of celebrities against Second Amendment)

Mr. Tappan supports the Second Amendment Foundation and this video, which is the formal response to Hollywood's Demand a Plan gun-grabbing propaganda video. The video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting “free states” (Red states). This video shows why conservatives and libertarians “vote with our feet”:<ref>As of December 8, 2014, there are 60,819 views on YouTube of Second Amendment Foundation's Equal Gun Rights, Online. Published on Feb 24, 2013. and</ref>

See Also

[[Second Amendment]] [[Oath Keepers|Defenders]] of [[America]]n [[Liberty]]

** Firearms debate from liberal media propaganda: List of celebrities against Second Amendment versus List of celebrities who support the Second Amendment

** Second Amendment Foundation - SAF: Website at: Second Amendment Foundation -Alan M. Gottlieb

** Gun Owners of America - GOA:

** National Rifle Association - NRA:

** NRA Institute for Legislative Action - NRAILA:

** CalGuns Foundation - CGF: and ** Gun Owners of California -

** Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms -

** National Association for Gun Rights:

** National Shooting Sports Foundation - NSSF:

** Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

** Oath Keepers - upholding Constitutional Oath to support and defend

** Molon labe - Slogan for the Second Amendment unalienable rights movement - “Come and take it” “From my cold, dead hands


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