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If You Could Shoot WITH Any President

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by InkEd, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. InkEd

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    Just a fun little hypothetical question for a rainy Monday. If you could go shooting WITH any United States President in history, who would you pick?

    Feel free to explain the reason.

    Personally, I would love to go on a safari with Theodore Roosevelt BUT I would probably pick Ronald Reagan.

    The reason being, I would take him to a "machine gun shoot" and hopefully after enjoying himself he would not have signed the bill closing the NFA registry. If he still signed it, I'd be a little surprised and disappointed BUT I still would have gotten to spend the afternoon with one of our greatest Presidents. After all, no human is perfect.

    Who would you pick? (Please let's keep this up to THR standards and not have any talks about "accidently shooting" one of our Presidents.)
     
  2. HGUNHNTR

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    I would choose our current president. He is a well spoken, well read articulate dude...would probably be a lot of fun.
     
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    Well I gotta admit that I didn't see that one coming.

    I would pick Harry S. Truman. My Dad's first paying job was picking tomatoes for him, when they had neighboring farms. My Dad had many interesting stories about him.
     
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    Probably Jefferson. I don't know that I'd want to do a whole lot of shooting, though, so much as just sit and listen to such an varied and widely educated person hopefully discussing comparative theories of government and to maybe present some illustrations of hypothetical future social and technological developments for his commentary.
     
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    Safari with TR for me for sure.
     
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    Teddy is always a favorite in this sort of thread, and he'd likely be my first choice.
     
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    Can't believe we have to do this again but.... no party politics at THR and certainly no discussions, even attempting to be funny, of shooting any public figures.

    Couple of posts deleted, if you see yours missing you know why.
     
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    Abraham Lincoln, hands down. Would have loved to help him test-fire the first Spencer rifles. :D
     
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    My first choice would be TR as well. However, since everyone picks TR, I'm going to say Jackson. Revolutionary war veteran, co-founder of Memphis TN, Creek and Seminole wars, and of course, in the war of 1812 he commanded the victory at New Orleans. He was also the first president to go through an assassination attempt. Plenty of good stories there, I am sure!
     
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    Washington, it would be cool to show him how firearms changed in 200 years.
     
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    I'm with Kingpin008: Abraham Lincoln, to be there that day in history to test fire one of the rifles that truly changed the face of the american west!
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt. Irregardless of being the popular pick I'm thinking he'd be the most interesting to shoot with as well as possibly being the best shooter of the bunch.
     
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    I'd have to go with Jefferson Davis, being from Alabama and all.
     
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    Any president that makes me look like an expert marksman by comparison =)
     
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    Shoot with Teddy and golf with Obama for a lot of bets and money!
     
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    Haha, nice. Really, for me it wouldn't be so much "shoot with" as it would be to talk to them while shooting with them. TR is an obvious pick, but shooting with GW or Abe would be good too. I'd like to see the look on GW's face when I put in AR in his hand.

    Those kind of anachronisms is why I loved the book "Guns of the South". If you haven't read it, you should. Synopsis: the confederacy gets AK's. <insert rebel yell here>
     
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    I would love to take Obama on a pig shoot. I think he would only benefit from a little red state culture. A day of slow smoking that piggy, sitting around the fire, smoking some cohibas with real people could do the man some good.
     
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    So we can preserve slavery? :uhoh:
     
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    I pick George Washington, because he was a Master Mason.
     
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    I agree re. Jefferson. He was a practiced fowler. I would be interested to see what methods and observations have been lost to time.

    Washington would also be of interest, if only to see exactly what kind of rifle he did have. Though by all accounts he was NOT a man you could easily warm up to one-to-one.

    TR wasn't actually that great a shot. The science of optometry was not that well developed, so I doubt his vision was ever properly corrected. But I wouldn't pick him simply because we already know so much about his shooting and his views on the world. Other, earlier Presidents never recorded their lives in such detail.
     
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    Toss up between TR and Lincoln
     
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    This is off topic, but if you read the book you'll find out.
     
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