Removing the bull

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The talking heads in the drive by media are still trying
to ship us the bull while maintaining a straight face and
acting like they know know what they are talking about. It
is amusing to those of us who do know yet a little
depressing in that the unknowing believe it.

As a result our country is once again in a discussion on
the subject of guns that has been ongoing for longer than
some would believe. To those who don’t believe in the arming
of citizens we offer a little history lesson. We will not use
links because said history is easily verifiable and we will
use some of the old vernacular.

In 1868 the Civil War had ended and up until later that
year Federal troops were sent to the south to protect the
freed slaves, and others who believed they should be free,
against the KKK and other such organizations. Negroes were
hung, or shot, for such infractions as talking to white
women, rape, arson, and one for slapping a white child.

Whites were hung, or shot, for everyting from being a
negroe sympathizer to being accused of shady business
pratices. It got so bad that on August 4, 1868 a debate
took place in the Federal House of Representatives over
foregoing adjurnment to address the issue of arming the
negroes and whites so they could defend themselves.

Republicans requested long arms be given southern citizens,
including the negoes, to protect themselves against the
violence. Democrats laughed at the proposition and said
that southern citizens could not be trusted with weapopns
and that the weapons would end up in the hands of those
doing the violence.

The Democrats also mocked staying in Washington later or
returning early. One Democrat even replied that the
people, meaning the citizens, needed a rest and Congress
had to recess for them! As a result of that bunch of
politicians not being able to reach an agreement 2,516
illegal executions took place between 1885 and 1900. Of
those 436 were in northern states and the remainder in
the southern states.

Because our government did nothing 2,465 men, 51 females,
1,678 negroes, 801 whites, 21 Indians, 9 Chinese, and 7
Mexicans died. And it’s still our fault?
Comments are always welcome.

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6 Responses to Removing the bull

  1. But do we need assault weapons capable of shooting 30 bullets and and then swapping magazines? They are more powerful than any rifles in WWII, yet somehow we got through that. We need some sanity. A crazy man with a 6-shooter might have been stopped by the security guard. The gun he had created carnage and even the cop security guard couldn’t stop him. Let’s take the assault weapons out of the picture at least.

  2. Rifleman III says:

    Brenda: The weapon(s) cited, are definitely NOT more powerful than WW2 weapons. Weapons, in caliber were reduced during Vietnam, as smaller men were being drafted. Enlistees, tended to be more, On The Ball. The M1 Garand was .30-06 caliber. The Vietnam era M14 was .308 (7.62mm) caliber or “.30-06 Short”. Then the M16 (civilian AR15) is .223 (5.56mm) caliber, and less powerful than either the M1 Garand or the M14. The M1 Carbine of WW2 is .30 caliber and was to have been a replacement weapon for the .45 ACP (Automatic Caliber Pistol) as it is mild shooting and easier to operate than the 1911 pistol in .45 acp caliber, but, at ranges under 200 yards, the Carbine is definitely a keeper and a better weapon than the M16 or AR15. Semi-automatics, require the trigger to be pulled for each shot fired. Why? Because accuracy goes in the toilet bowl with full auto, even with the famed Thompson in .45 acp od WW2, and, those who operated the B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) such as a late cousin of mine, said, in Fast Fire or Full Auto, all that happened was a complete waste of ammunition and then what, throw your folding shovel at the enemy? Slow fire, produces a more accurate result, and saves ammunition. Hollywood, caused the rubbish that every “Wanna-Be”, copies. Annie Oakley, who lived not far from me, shot .22 caliber rifles because they were very accurate.

    Other things: I can shoot a .38 Special revolver, six shots, reload, and fire the other six shots in just under 3 seconds. Revolvers, when properly tuned, are faster than semi-automatics. I had three On-Duty shootings. 3-incidents/8-rounds total fired/8-hit total/7-dead gunmen. It’s in the training. There is no substitute for practice. I shot 400 rounds of ammunition EVERY day, seven days a week, for years.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    Brenda Davis Harsham,,
    I think Rifleman III answered your question better than I could yet I
    feel like we are still missing the point. As Rifleman said he did not
    use an assault weapon and it is not more powerful than older ones.
    The whole idea of the 2nd Amendment is to be prepared for an
    enemy invasion be that foreign or domestic.

    Rifleman III,
    thanks for the reblog and the clarification. People just don’t seem to
    realize the responsibilities that come with gun ownership.

  4. Mamabear says:

    Rifleman III excellent points!!!!!

    cruisin2 the public needs to be educated on weapons and what the 2nd Amendment means to those of us that care about our country IMO. The current administration is using scare tactics and it’s working on those that just don’t get it. Someone needs to start educating the public that guns don’t kill ppl, but ppl kill!

    January 20th can’t come soon enough to suit me~hopefully the right candidate will prevail and we won’t have 4 more years of what we’ve had for the past 8 years. God Bless America!

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Mamabear,
    we can’t educate those who won’t listen. Anything we say is taken as propaganda by the unknowing. And yes, God Bless America!

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