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To: abishai

Reminds me of when the British were shocked, SHOCKED! to find that Americans were targeting British officers with long range super accurate rifles.

How dare those Americans target OFFICERS! Common soldier OK, but NOT OFFICERS!


3 posted on 12/29/2012 10:47:58 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Reminds me of when the British were shocked, SHOCKED! to find that Americans were targeting British officers with long range super accurate rifles.

How dare those Americans target OFFICERS! Common soldier OK, but NOT OFFICERS!

SHTF Tactics 101. Go for those giving the orders first.

4 posted on 12/29/2012 11:30:09 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Make certain to also target, and fire upon, the non-commissioned officers.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 11:48:58 AM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
How dare those Americans target OFFICERS! Common soldier OK, but NOT OFFICERS!

This is similar to the outrage knights displayed when firearms were used on the battle fields in Europe. Knights were not supposed to be killed by infantrymen, they should only have to do battle with someone of equal rank. The elite all banded together and tried to outlaw the use of firearms in battle and to limit ownership to only the upper classes. Knights were supposed to be able to ride willy nilly through the infantry(which, of course, were low class riff raff)hacking and killing at will, only facing any danger when another knight appeared.

When rifles were invented some clergymen declared rifles the work of the devil, saying that demons hid in the rifling and then rode the ball out and guided it to the target, therefore rifles should be banned from all use, except, of course, for the ruling class. They proved this theory by making balls out of silver and cutting a cross on them and sprinkling them with holy water.This distorted the ball, and ruined the accuracy therefore "proving" their demon theory.

Kind of like the assault weapons of that time period. All this is true and can be verified with a little research.

The elites are still doing the same sh** today, trying to ban all firearms because they might be used against the ruling class and not the peasants, exactly why us peasants should own them.

7 posted on 12/29/2012 12:11:32 PM PST by calex59
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

All sides stationed Marines in the tops to fire down upon the decks, especially the quarterdeck. But, it’s difficult to hit a specific target with an unrifled musket fired from a swaying mast onto the heaving deck of an adjacent ship. This is how Nelson died, struck by a French marksman who got very lucky.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 3:19:03 PM PST by centurion316
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