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CA, The Orange Grove: The founders wanted us to be well-armed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CountGlockula, Aug 8, 2008.

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  1. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

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    This was in the Orange County Register. Please enjoy reading the article and voice your comments on the site.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/movie-many-right-2117916-british-sons

     
  2. Zoogster

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    Excellent article.
     
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    Another, even more important consideration is this: The founders expected citizens to be able to have guns as good as, or better than, the standard military weapons of the time.

    Something that was true until the 20th century, at least. During the War for Southern Independence, civilians had access to repeaters and breech-loaders. Military issue, except for some cavalry and special units, were not. Even after the war, frontier army units used trapdoor springfields when civilians had winchesters. Until the Gun Control Act of 1938? civilians had BAR's and Thompsons. Do we have parity now? In some ways. In many cases I wouldn't want to trade my semi FAL for an M4.

    John
     
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    Awesome, awesome article.
     
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    That is an excellent way to write a letter to the editor.
     
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    Yes, it is a grave concern.

    Let’s face it, the vast majority of private gun owners are individually armed primarily for personal defense, and not large and well organized groups capable of engaging significant forces in battle.

    The NFA and GCA monstrosities will have to be repealed in one way or another if the people are to wield an effective and credible conventional warfighting capability.

    The big question is how do we accomplish this in an age where the government outstripping the powers given to it by the Constitution is the rule, not the exception?
     
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    Have copied and forwarded this to all my email contacts!
     
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    I will also copy this and post in my classroom.
     
  9. mgkdrgn

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    It isn't always the "bad guys" you need to be afraid of

    http://www.wtopnews.com/?sid=1451678&nid=25

    This kind of thing has been going on in this county for 30+ years.

    And for those of you unfamiliar with the area, PG county borders Washington, DC.
     
  10. Gairwyn

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    Excellent Article.
     
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    Great article. Thanks.
     
  12. def4pos8

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    By George! He's Got It!!

    AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT POINT!!!!

    Yes, it's twu (no misspelling -- Madeline Kahn--). The gubmint (which is supposed to be US) doesn't trust us to be adults.

    Three, two, one, mark!
    Three, two, one, release!
    A twist of the wrist, a few mushroom clouds and HEY! It's Miller Time!!

    (For those of you from Rio Linda, that's a manner of expressing that the author made the point so well that he "nuked 'em"! Happy Nagasaki Day!!)

    EOM \\
     
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    I think your thinking of the National Firearms Act of 1934, which established registration. A rider shadily attached to the FOPA in 1986 ended new registrations of machine guns.
     
  14. Dr. Fresh

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    Also, the Gun Control Act was from 1968.
     
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    great article
     
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