• Published 30th May 2022
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Equestria and the Second Amendment - aegishailstorm

"Sure it matter's who's got the biggest stick, but it matter's a hell of a lot more who's swinging it!"

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Improvise. Adapt. Outgun

"Um... Hello there Twilight, my name's Cody. How are you?" Donut was the first to jump off the wall, and slowly begin to approach the six small equines. Covered on all sides by his friends, who all kept their guns trained on the group. Despite their relatively innocent demeanor. A combination of years working in law enforcement and the military, as well as common sense, had taught these men to be warry of things like this. Especially the pink one. " As I said before, I'm Twilight Sparkle, this is Rainbow Dash, that's Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie." Angry snickered behind Donut, and Brandon put his and on his forehead and fought back a laugh.

"What are you doing out here? And, what are you?" Twilight asked him. " Well... That's a very long story. How about you? What are creature's like you doing walking around at night in a place like this?" He glanced back at his friends, who mouthed a silent, "Keep going" To him. " Ponies normally don't go out this far, we're looking for Nightmare Moon, have you seen her?"

Donut scratched his chin, "No, not that I'm aware of. Umm... Could you give me a moment to speak with my friends?" She smiled, "Of course, it's a pleasure to meet you Cody." He sighed and strolled back over to the barrier, Mike took a knee and helped him up over it. " Well? What is it?"

"We've got a problem. I'm pretty sure y'all heard it as well. But they're out here looking for a being by the name of, 'Nightmare Moon.' Does that ring a bell for any of you?" Matt was the first one to speak up, he snapped his fingers, " Ah! Got it! Drewski told me about it one time. She's a character from this TV show called My Little Pony. But that mean's... Oh no..."

"What, what is it?" Brandon asked as he leaned up against his rifle. " Guy's, call me crazy-"

"Yeah, to hell with that metaphor. Don't you remember the past 12 hours?" Hickock raised his hand, " Well... Obviously this kid's tv show is real. Cody, go back down there and ask for details. Let's see if we can get any more information regarding this place and Nightmare Moon. Since I take it, none of you watch My Little Pony? " All of their heads shook at the question.
" Mike and I will go down and unpack the NOD's. Call it a hunch, but I have a feeling we'll be needing them. "

Garand Thumb and Greg headed off in one direction, and the other's stayed on the wall. Keeping their flashlight's trained on the colorful equines, who appeared to have been getting impatient. The one with the rainbow mane in particular. " Hey, why are we even bothering with these guy's?" She asked her companions. " Don't we have an evil alicorn to stop?" She nagged, hovering above the rest. Mike's camera man, who had remained with Scott, Matt, Brandon, and Angry spoke up.

"Um, hello there, you know, if you need any help with that, I'm sure we'd be happy to help." Angry leaned over, " Yeah sure! Let's go hunting for some eldritch monster. What a great idea! Hey, Donut!?" The camera panned over to Cody, who gave it a reassuring thumbs up. And turned back to the small equines.

" Umm... Hello there Twilight, just out of curiosity, who is Nightmare Moon, what's her backstory, and is she a threat to any of us?" She raised an eyebrow, then opened her mouth to respond. " It all started 1,000 years ago-"

"We don't have time for this, just give me the redneck explanation." Twilight raised an eyebrow. " What do you mean?" It suddenly occurred to Donut that the unicorn in front of him had most likely never heard the term before. "Ma'am, let me rephrase, I want the simple explanation for all of this."

"There's this really powerful alicorn named Nightmare Moon, and we're on a quest to find the Element's of Harmony so we can stop her. Did you get that?" He looked back again at the camera. " Did y'all get that!?"

" Yes, we did!" Angry spoke up, tapping the brim of his hat. " Mike! You finished over there?"

"Yep! C'mon, let's you guy's geared up!" Donut hurried off away from Twilight and her friends, leaving them as confused as they had been when they first came across the 2Aer's camp. Though at this point in time, the human's intentions were entirely unbeknownst to them. Sure, Twilight and the rest of her group had at the general assumption that they were some type of warrior's. And that they were good willed, but nothing beyond that.

While Twilight and her friends became ever more impatient, the group geared up. This time around they had not only their firearms but also plate carrier's, chest rig's and helmets, all equipped with either mono or dual mount generation 3 night vision devices. Money well spent as far as they were all concerned. And, when combined with the wonderful infrared laser's mounted on the side's of their rifles, a nearly unstoppable force. So long as whoever or whatever you were opposing couldn't see in the dark.

All in all, the group had picked out that which they were most familiar with. As with before, Brandon Herrera had brought his AK74M along for the ride, Garand Thumb had brought Garand had brought his heavily furnished HK416A5. Angry had stayed with Brandon's FN 17, Donut switched over to Brandon's MP 5 on account of the full auto conversion. Matt had grabbed a Spas 12 and yet another AR, Scott grabbed a Sig MCX rattler chambered in .300 Blackout with a giant suppressor mounted to the end.

Hickock stuck with his M14, the only thing that changed with it was the PEQ flashlight IR laser hybrid mount he has screwed onto the side. And, just for the hell of it, a bayonet lug. And, obviously, they could leave Mike's camera man unarmed, so they gave him an Origin 12 with a drum magazine.

The collection of freedom loving American's hopped over the wall and noticed that the unicorn and her companion's who had been there just a moment prior had disappeared. A quick examination of the ground below revealed that they were headed southwest most likely in search of that, 'Nightmare Moon," Character. They probably got tired of waiting for them. This part of the forest appeared far to dense for Matt's truck to pass through. But that wasn't going to stop the half crazy Texan known from trying to fit his truck though it. And you know what? It actually worked. So now you had a half dozen well armed men in full kit with night vision following Twilight's tracks. This would be sure to go over well.