Living With Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Black Knight, Mar 9, 2016.

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  1. Black Knight

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    Mods please put this in the proper category if this isn't the right place for this. Today when I took my wife to work (Dollar Tree) I found a book I had never seen before. The book is "Living With Guns A Liberal's Case For The Second Amendment" by Craig R. Whitney. I know nothing about the book but the title seemed to grab me. Has anyone read this book and is it any good. I figure for $1.00 I couldn't go too wrong. I'll try to find the time to read it in between my job and taking my wife and step-son to their jobs. Thank you all for any information available.
     
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  2. Apachedriver

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    You got me curious so I did a quick search. This link has a short article and a video interview with the author. Might help you out.

    https://www.thefederalistpapers.org/video-2/craig-whitney-on-living-with-guns-a-liberals-case-for-the-second-amendment

    Excerpt from the article:
     
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    Read the Amazon 1 star review. I think you will find your answer there.
     
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    The majority of the Federalist Papers I have seen in print the EDUCATORS removed the important ones. Thus when you are reading them to make sure the numbers are in order. Most of the ones I have seen on the internet have all of them.

    When I was in school we were all taught the revolution was started over taxes placed on us.

    Then the next thing we know THE BRITISH ARE COMING! ! ! ! ! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!!!!!!

    Our great do gooder educators never told us what they were coming for. I did not know till I was well out of college they were coming for the cannons, small arms, flints, and powder the militia had in the magazines and were going to seize it.

    If you ever go to Colonial Williamsburg, Va you will see the original magazine there still standing. We have been there twice now and are already planning to go back this coming November when the tourist traffic is down. First time we stayed five days and last year a week and this year we are planning for a week.

    I suspect that is where the saying came from I saw on a T Shirt once. "When they come for your guns give'em the ammo first"
     
  6. Warp

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    Absolutely.

    The American war for independence...the actual taking up of arms by regular people, and firing on their nation's military...started because the government was attempting to confiscate arms and muntions


    I don't even know what thread I'm in right now or how explicitly on topic that is lol, but it's too important not to reiterate
     
  7. Skribs

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    If you believe in liberty and freedom, you should believe in the 2nd amendment.

    Not only should you have that freedom, but it protects any other freedoms you have.
     
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    I am old enough to have gone to school before political correctness took over but I never heard this before. Thank you for the information and if someone has links to learn more about this please post.
     
  9. MaterDei

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    young lady,

    Warp is referring to the 'shot heard around the world' and the first battles of the revolutionary war, the battles at Lexington and Concord. The British sent 700 troops from Boston to Concord to seize or destroy some cannon and other arms belonging to the colonists. Enroute, the locals were alerted by Paul Revere and others of the British intentions. At Lexington (enroute to Concord) the British were confronted by local militia men. The British defeated them and proceeded to Concord. When the British arrived in Concord they broke into groups to search for the weapons. One of the groups was attacked by a group of colonists on a bridge in Concord. The colonists forced this group to withdraw and join the other British soldiers. The British did find and destroy some arms and returned to Boston under continuous fire from the colonists. These were the first battles of the war which eventually lead to our independence.

    Do a google search on Lexington and Concord and you will find a lot more info.
     
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  10. old lady new shooter

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    Thanks, MaterDei. :)
     
  11. Warp

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    Yes.

    More about the "confronted at Lexingongton" part. The militia at Lexington stood on the green, not in the roadway, they did not block the redcoats and did not intend to start a firefight with them. The redcoats opted not to march by and leave the armed men standing there, but rather, lined up in formation and confronted the militia.

    We don't know who fired the first shot. The redcoats were not ordered to fire and the militia had been ordered not to fire unless fired upon.

    We do know that no redcoat was notably injured (one very minor injury), but 7 militiamen were dead.


    Five father-son pairs were separated by death on Lexington Green that morning. A husband crawled to his doorstep and died in his wife's arms.

    I could go on but I'll leave it at that for now. The entire story, as best we know it, of April 18th/19th is long and involved. And important.


    ETA: The gold standard read on this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Reveres-David-Hackett-Fischer/dp/0195098315/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1458160157&sr=8-2
     
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  12. old lady new shooter

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    Wow, thank you very much. :)
     
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