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Bubba lives in history...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Oct 18, 2004.

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  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

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    We've seen lots of reports of Bubbas blowing themselves and/or others up with their super-hot reloads, or doing dumb things with guns. It's refreshing to learn that this is all part of our great American tradition! As evidence, I give you the tale of Private Sam Stephens of the Pulaski (GA) Volunteers in 1861:
    (Source: "A Scythe Of Fire", by Wilkinson & Woodworth, pp. 20-21.)

    Aaaahhh... history! :D
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    It is virtually impossible to read a Civil War regimental history, diary or journal and not come across a negligent discharge incident in which some poor soul is injured or killed.

    Bellesiles cites the numerous accidents to inexperience with firearms. However, you find NDs even with the Union sharpshooter units (and they were suppose to know how to handle and shoot guns).
     
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    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Brought to you by the "Hold my beer. Watch this!" school of firearms safety.
     
  4. Zundfolge

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    Ah ... one of Billl's ancestors for sure ... thankfuly he's learned a few lessons from them :neener:


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    Naw ... a few grains more won't hurt.
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Since mortars were brought up...


    The Confederates and Union both bored/burnt out tree stumps to make them into mortars. The Union one was better in that they shrunk red hot iron loops around them as reinforcement. Either did the job of sending a ball in a high trajectory down upon their opponent.
     
  6. RavenVT100

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    Don't forget the chains that they would stuff inside cannons. I would not have wanted to be on the receiving end of one of those.
     
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    Raven, just like the scene from final destination 2, where the barb wire fence slices the guy in 3.
     
  8. Cool Hand Luke 22:36

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    Bellesiles is a proven fraud and a liar. He has been forced to resign his tenured University position at Emory as a result of his fraudulent "research" in the field of firearms ownership in historical America.

    The publishing company that he defrauded has attempted to buy back all outstanding copies of Bellesiles 2000 book: "Arming America" and destroy them.

    He is not a credible source on anything related to firearms, their use, or ownership of them.



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    http://www.emorywheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/10/25/3db9bc0a08df2

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    Bellesiles resigns as fraud investigation ends
    External panel asserts guilt in July; main report released today


    By Michael de la Merced
    Senior Editor

    October 25, 2002


    "In a University statement, Interim Dean of the College Robert Paul said he accepted Bellesiles' resignation, effective Dec. 31. The announcement was released along with the long-awaited results of an Investigative Committee's inquiry into allegations of scholarly fraud against Bellesiles.

    The Committee, headed by Stanley Katz, a professor of public and international affairs at Princeton University (N.J.), concluded that Bellesiles was guilty of both substandard research methodology and of willfully misrepresenting specific evidence in Arming America"
     
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  10. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I concur with you Cool Hand Luke.

    Bellesiles cited the # of accidents as "evidence" that Americans were unfamilar with firearms. My point is that even experienced shooters have ND and hence the reference that there were NDs w/injuries in the sharpshooter units.
     
  11. Mixlesplick

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    Bubba shot the juke box. :D
     
  12. STW

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    The picture of the explosion of the Peace-maker is more telling when you know that the explosion killed, among other folks, the Secretary of the Navy.

    I would hazard a guess that someone thought they'd make the shot very impressive to everyone visiting for the show, a sort of, "Hey, Watch This!" without the beer.
     
  13. 1911Tuner

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    Bubba

    Yew rang?:cool:
     
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