What Are You Thankful For?


November 26, 2003, 12:38 PM
Gun related Thanksgiving--what are you thankful for?

1. The 2nd Amendment. This country might suck, but the rest of the world sucks a whole lot more. That may not have been the case had it not been for that pesky piece of paper that keeps the government off our backs.

2. Ernest Langdon. Truly a credit to the shooting world; busting caps with the 92 wouldn't be the same had it not been for him.

3. Oleg and creating the most civil online hangout. For my friends on THR who probably understand me more than my 'real' friends.

4. Sheriff Mike Carona. For making Orange County a relative safe haven for gun owners in the LA area.

5. Our armed forces. God bless them.

6. Carbon creations :D

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November 26, 2003, 12:40 PM
Salvation, my family, my friends, my country.

Gus Dddysgrl
November 26, 2003, 01:18 PM
Friends-real and THR
THR and Oleg for hosting it
My new Ruger SP101 :D
our country and the wonderful 2nd amendment that helps put it above all other coutries
being able to drool over all the guns I want at local shops and them being extra polite cause they know my daddy ;)
awesome well paying job that may eventually earn me enough money to buy gun number 2
Of course the best for last my hunny who loves the fact that I am into guns and supports my hobby along with all the other wonderful things about him.

November 26, 2003, 01:23 PM
plentiful and cheap .22 lr ammo!

November 26, 2003, 01:29 PM
All of the above plus;

My 79 year old dad's successful carotid artery surgery yesterday - he'll be home this PM and expects to be playing golf again in a couple of weeks (!)

Just wish he liked shooting, but we are thankful for what we get. :D :cool:

November 26, 2003, 02:54 PM
My family's health.

A house full of friends at Thanksgiving...35 and counting! :what:

That I have a good job, where I can earn enough to provide my family a good house (but not the nicest), drive a good vehicle (but not the nicest), wear good clothes (but not the nicest).....you get the idea. IOW, enough that we don't want for anything substantial, but not so much that we aren't humble.

That our soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen are all willing to go halfway around the globe to fight an enemy who seeks nothing less than to bring us down solely because we are successful at being civilized. I also deeply appreciate the sacrifices their families are making throughout all this.

That we live in a country of 230 million (give or take) and can have an election decided by less than 500--and still make a peaceful transition. There are scores of countries around the globe that have had martial law declared for much less. And to keep this OT, I firmly believe our Second Amendment has been fundamental in the peace we've managed to keep since our creation.

And, of course, THR.

November 26, 2003, 03:02 PM
My family, my friends, my job...

November 26, 2003, 03:31 PM

Sometimes, things about this country don't always suit us, but THE USA is still so much better than anywhere else in this world.

Our Armed Forces

Thank God daily that there are still men & women who understand that Freedom is not free, and know that the cost of Liberty may well be their life. They are not afraid to pay the ultimate price.

Loved ones

Good to have and hold, in times both bitter and better. Parents of both me & Mrs. Foggy are long gone on to their rewards; frequently, I wish I had paid more attention to their sage counsel.

And thanks to all the "Family & Friends" I have met here on 'The High Road'. May the God of your choosing grant you an extra blessing this holiday.


Brian D.
November 26, 2003, 04:35 PM
I'm just thankful that Skunkabilly was able to get thru a whole post without using the dreaded "ta****al" word!:D

November 26, 2003, 04:38 PM
A courageous president who has stood up to the liberal nay sayers & took the fight to the terrorists....
Health & well being of family, friends (cyber & otherwise)

November 26, 2003, 04:39 PM
Salvation and CZ

November 26, 2003, 04:56 PM
God's saving grace
My children
My fiancée
My church family
My job
My parents
Some of the freedom I still have left
The fact that the Gators are going to whip up on the Noles this weekend!

November 26, 2003, 05:07 PM
That I'm smarter than all the anti's put together (wired in series) ;)

Ala Dan
November 26, 2003, 05:44 PM
Greeting's All-

I'm mostly thankful for the following:


Wishing All THR member's, their families & loved ones,
our Commander-In-Chief, his family & loved ones, all
the U.S. Armed Forces member's, their families & loved
ones a blessed, safe, and happy holiday!:D

Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

November 26, 2003, 05:47 PM
The untangables like buzz_knox said.
Everything else can be replaced.

November 26, 2003, 05:55 PM
MY new National Security MG-42 safe that the wife had delivered yesterday for my birthday! :)


My Wife and the life that we have.

All my cyber-buddies on 1911 Forums and THR.

:D :D :D

November 26, 2003, 06:16 PM
I'll go another one for Ernest Langdon! He stayed on the phone with me for an hour today helping me figure out what was wrong with the firing pin on my Vertec!

4v50 Gary
November 26, 2003, 06:21 PM
Family & friends and this website.

Other things include middle class job, middle class house, middle class lifestyle, middle class gun taste (unless you bring one yourself, you'll never find an engraved and inlayed gold plated gun with a highly burnished curly walnut stock in my home) and a great library.

November 26, 2003, 06:40 PM
My family, my country, the bill of rights, and the men who defend these things.

November 26, 2003, 07:07 PM
In no particular order, I yam thankful for:

1) Stadank hasn't exercised unrighteous dominion on me.

2) F-Troop hasn't no-knocked my shack.

3) Enough firearms.

4) Military past and present. Freedom costs blood.

Bruce H
November 26, 2003, 07:52 PM
The ability to still recognize right from wrong. Otherwise there would be a lot of people stacked up that really need it. Reasonably healthy family that is still together. A roof that doesn't leak and a warm place to sleep. More than enough to eat because I'm too damn fat. The wheathreall to have most of the toys or tools that seem necessary. A country where all the above is allowed.

Ky Larry
November 26, 2003, 08:25 PM
I'm thankful that I've made it to 50 years old this month with good health, a good wife, a good paying union job, and I'm still able to laugh at the absurdity of the human race.

Black Majik
November 26, 2003, 08:44 PM
my family, friends, and the big @$$ fuggin' turkey thats gonna be on the table tomorrow night :what:

November 26, 2003, 08:47 PM
My list would be way too long to even complete!

But examples ..... a wife I adore, my own kids who are grown up and married but are my best friends....... every day I wake and see the new day and the sun.

Dave R
November 26, 2003, 09:08 PM
Family & friends. Good health. My Church.

Grateful my first grandchild is healthy and happy, and so are his parents.

I'm thankful that the UN Council on Small Arms had its resolution so watered down my the USA. (That was like 2 years ago, but I'm STILL THANKFUL.)

I'm thankful that reloading has allowed me to continue shooting while the budget was shrinking.

Standing Wolf
November 26, 2003, 10:16 PM
I'm deeply grateful to the good folks who operate this site and the larger number of folks who participate in it. It's a wonderful place and a wonderful group of people.

Thank you, one and all!

November 26, 2003, 10:36 PM
In no particular order:

1) Life, health, family, and the most wonderful wife on the planet.

2) A bunch of old, dead, white guys who "got it" and set up the best form of government ever seen on the planet, before or since. Being "white guys" didn't make them special... what they did made them special. I only mention the "white" part because it gets such a bad rap these days by many who would rewrite history per some political agenda.

3) The good Lord who made both me and the wonderful woman mentioned in (1) above and saw fit that we would both be born in the nation created by (2) above and that we would eventually find one another. This combination is my greatest blessing.

4) Wonderful parents who gave me a great start on life and some good genes in the process.

5) the blessing in (4) above landed me in a decent enough job (with not as much effort on my part as I should probably have put forth) to afford a comfortable life, including the ability to exercise a fundamental right expounded upon by (2) above, as granted by (3) above and supported by the woman mentioned in (1) above.

6) Oh, and you guys.

Any Questions? :D

Brian Williams
November 26, 2003, 10:52 PM
My Wife.

My kids and family

lots of other things

November 27, 2003, 04:08 AM
1) My life. I was diagnosed with cancer a year ago and with surgery, chemo and raditation was told that I have beaten it so far but the next 5 years will tell the story.

2) My family

3) The greatest nation on earth.

4) As others have said a decent paying job, a wife and children that love me, a decent home and food on the table when I want it.

5) The ability and freedom to do pretty much what I want when I want within reason of course.

November 27, 2003, 04:19 AM
The ones I'm thankful for, and to whom I owe thanks...

My mother - for giving birth to me
Her Fiancee - finally, the man my mother deserves
My sister - for keeping that dresser from falling on me when I was an infant
My brother - for going over there and whoopin' saddam's butt... and the half a dozen or so times he's saved my life (I seem to need that frequently)
My friends - for being there when I need them, and for throwing me an awesome 21st birthday party
My cats - they make me live longer and keep me warm at night
Lt. Col. Stone - for teaching me what life really is, and why you shouldn't try to light your pipe with a cigarette lighter
That girl I've almost got convinced to marry me - because she's cute, smells nice, and she's everything I could possibly hope for and then some
HIM - thanks for making me and those I love, and thanks for keeping an eye on Doc while he's over there

...and who could forget you folks. For all the good advice, entertainment, laughs, and even for the occasional irritation and annoyance, I am thankful.

November 27, 2003, 04:28 AM

November 27, 2003, 04:32 AM
What Are You Thankful For?

*Blush* more'n 2"

November 27, 2003, 04:36 AM
My Faith

My Freedom

My Wife

My Family

And for these I am grateful.

November 27, 2003, 07:49 AM
My Dearly Beloved and all the guns he shares with me [just to keep this OT]
Our Children and Grandchildren
The rest of my Family and Friends who support me and make my life a wondrous place to be.
The 2nd Amendment
All our Service Men and Women willing to sacrifice their lives for our Freedom, b/c we all know Freedom isn't free.
And THR for being such a fun place to hang out and learn new stuff and laugh and get incensed over anti antics. It's making me a better, more politically active person.

Happy Thanksgiving All

Chris Rhines
November 27, 2003, 08:53 AM
My health.
My family.
My friends.
The fact that I have a job.
My slowly-increasing NRA Conventional Pistol scores.

- Chris

November 27, 2003, 12:05 PM
First and foremost, The great family the good Lord blessed me with.

Also I give thanks for the chance to meet many great men and women from all over this land and the opportunity to serve with them in the Air Force.

I will pray for the men and women serving throught this world who cannot be with their family as we are today. God bless them.

I also thank the people who have given us the opportunity to meet each other on great sites like this one and TFL.

Thanks Oleg and Rich.

Browns Fan
November 27, 2003, 12:18 PM
I want to thank God for the new Dell I just got (yeah, yeah, I know, Dude! you got a Dell :rolleyes: ). I got tired of trying to breathe new life into a 5 yr old computer that had some "issues". It has been awhile since you guys have heard from me, and that is why.

It's great to be back, Happy Thanksgiving guys!

:D :D :D

November 27, 2003, 03:25 PM
I'm thankful for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend the USA, each and every day. Here's to our troops!

I'm also thankful for the folks who run THR, and who keep it in the shape it is. Thanks for the greatest RKBA gathering place I've ever seen!

November 27, 2003, 04:58 PM
My parents, my health, the Second Amendment and hope. :)

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