Skip to comments.What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?
Posted on 08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
click here to read article
Thanks for the link. The article was excellent. It sounds like it was written about 5 yrs after Waco, wich would put it around 1998.
Kids often rebel against what people try to shove down their throats. At least the ones who can think for themselves do.
Why did you dust off an eight and a half year old article to reply to that was six years stale when I found it? lol I don’t remember typing this.
It was linked off another thread and I didnt realize it was so old. Still seemed pertinent to today.
Many Frenchmen joined the Resistance in 1945. Fashionably kitted out in berets, leather jackets, and carrying all sorts of weapons, they formed the huge army called
Those police, government, and military officials who cooperated with the Boche did not lose their pension or promotion rights after the war. Many of them, too, became fervent anti-NAZIs as soon as the coast was clear.
BTW, The Resistance movements in France, Italy, Greece, and Yugoslavia were heavily Communist and stopped at nothing to damage their royalist or democratic rivals in the resistance against the NAZIs, including tipping off the NAZIs as to their rivals' whereabouts and plans!
There was a monument to them after the war. They won.This was an isolated pocket of resistance. There were thousands more throughout the country.
People need to read Travis McGee’s “Enemies, Foreign & Domestic....W E have all the guns : )
Have all, but only EFAD signed, with a short letter. You win : )
the second set has been read by six people so far
i as going to get a set for my local library but decided against it as they would either be stolen or damaged as other conservative books have been
” i as going to get a set for my local library but decided against it as they would either be stolen or damaged as other conservative books have been “
Yes, this has been posted before.
God willing, this will be posted many many many times more, not only through my lifetime, but through the lives of my great-great-great-...-great-grandchildren here in the United States of America and beyond.
It won’t matter if nobody is willing to use it.
The last decent, statesman-like politician from Illinois. I got his autograph when I was 12 years old. A great keepsake.
Wow, that is wonderful! A great keepsake to hand down to your progeny!
The will to use it . . .
The Wolverines gave their lives but the fact that they are honored with a plaque at Partisan Rock suggests that in the end their cause prevailed.
If it DOES hits the fan, and if we are ready if it does, my pistol is a good tool to get to a rifle, and good for an ambush in plain sight. It's weakness is range and noise compared to a crossbow, bow, or knife.
The most important thing is logistics. Know the land. Know the opposition. Know the support.
I don’t think we have much to worry about from the current, existing armed forces when you consider military demographics, especially the make up of the combat units.
I left the Army a long time ago, but our units and sections(military intelligence) and the combat arms units that I’ve been to were pretty sparse, other than Asians. OTOH, signal, supply, motorpool, laundry & bath, and clerical were sometimes the other way around.
I didn’t serve, but from what I understand the combat units are disproportionately white, especially as compared to the overall population aged 18-35. I would think this group is also largely from non-urban areas.
In other words, I would think most come from a conservative background that respects things like the Second Amendment. So I would just have a hard time seeing the existing military turn on the population in the service of a tyrant.
The Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, Force Recon, Para-rescue, etc. are very, very white, IIRC. Don’t have any idea why.
Do you know how many LEO and military would side against the government depending on the circumstances? The ones that would wish to turn LEO and/or military against the citizens don’t know the answer to that question either. That alone will give anyone planning such a thing a reason to pause.
The military is not a bunch of programmed robots, they are just like the non-military, for every issue there will be those that agree and those that don’t. Each one of them has a line that they will draw in the sand, that line is different from person to person just as it is for civilians. If our leadership attempts to use the military against citizens some will follow the leadership and do whatever they are asked to do. Some will leave the miltary and fight for the civilians. Some will figure out how to get some of the weapons and other supplies to the civilians as well. No one can possibly know how many will do what unless/until we reach that point. The not knowing how many will do what is a big problem for anyone wanting to use the military against citizens.
[...all the rules & squeemishness regarding collateral damage will go out the window.”
You’re damned twilly! Their problem is. any thoughts of squeamishness on our part will have long since evaporated!
I cornered pitbull causes many wounds...
Defeat your enemies while they are young.
- Do in the public schools.
- Begin with a "Head Start" program.
- Teachers are your propagandizers.
Neutralize the parent/caretakers.
- Do that with healthcare.
- Make it expensive.
- Make it pay well, medics are your helpers.
Control colleges and military
- Fill them with religious gays and atheists
- Supply contraceptives free.
- Train them to kill without conscience.
Top off the old guys.
- Take away their guns.
.(They're not afraid of dying.)
- It's too late for them to change.
maximum effective range was only about 25 feet (less than 8 m). At longer range, the bullet would begin to tumble. ............................. We need to drop something similar to these in Iran. Forget the fp-45, its cheaper to send High Point pistols with a greater clip capacity than these pocket derringer type. The cost of producing FP-45s has gone up, the replicas are expensive as hell. Heck I’m sure the freedom loving Iranians would take even a Jiminez, Raven or Jennings and be grateful to have it.
I graduated in 1973, enlisted the same year. Retired in 1997, after 24 years on active duty in the USAF. At the end, I was (among other things)teaching “Law of Armed Combat” (LOAC) or what they used to call the Laws of War. We did a fair amount of time on the duty to disobey unlawful orders.
I'm still in touch with people on active duty, as my particular ward is the one for Tinker AFB, and I'm not seeing any evidence that the current force is all that sissified. Not just USAF, either, as we've got Navy folks here, too. Got a couple of cousins still in the Army, as well. Not hearing anything from them that would make me doubt them, either.
That said, I expect that you will find, in any military anywhere, folks who will go along with unlawful orders. I'd expect that to be much less than half, but possibly as many as a third, but that is just my opinion, and you know that they say about opinions...
WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)
For self-defense: .22 beats .45
Remember the all green ‘ecology’ flag in the late ‘60’s and the rainbow stickers in the early ‘70’s. Those were precursors to ‘Agenda 21’ and LGBT..
That’s probably what that new underground structure is at the White House. A place for 0bama to hide when the military comes for him. Or a place to go when Romney is declared the winner. We will LITERALLY have a shadow gov’t underneath the White House. LOL
I was sure this had been posted before, but couldn’t find it. Seems to have been written during the Clinton administration. It needs to be re-read form time-to-time.
1 posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 6:48:31 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Or the fate of a country.
There's a uniform that's hanging
In what's known as Father's room
A uniform so simple in it's style
It has no braid of gold or silk
no hat with feathered plumes
Yet Mother has preserved it all the while
One day she made me try it on
a wish of mine for years
"In memory of your father, Sean" she said.
And when I put the Sam Browne on
she was smiling with the tears
As she placed the broad black brimmer on my head.
It's just a broad black brimmer
With its ribbons frayed and torn
By the careless whisk of many a mountain breeze
An old trench coat that's battle stained and worn
And breeches almost threadbare at the knees
A Sam Browne belt, with a buckle big and strong
A holster that's been empty many a day... but not for long!
And when men claim Ireland's freedom
The one they'll choose to lead 'em
Will wear the broad black brimmer of the IRA
It was the uniform been worn by my father years ago
When he reached me mother's homestead on the run
It was the uniform me father wore
in that little church below
When oul' Father Mac he blessed the pair as one
And after Truce and Treaty and the parting of the ways
He wore it when he marched out with the rest
And when they bore his body down the rugged heather braes
They placed the broad black brimmer on his breast
That is wonderful!!!
BOOKMARKED both here and in my flimsey memory!!!
Far more “priceless” than my MasterCard!!!
If we could get this out to every Tea Party member, veteran, fiscal and social conservative the problems we have might solve themselves.
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