Skip to comments.10 things you might not know about guns
Posted on 06/24/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by rellimpank
There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent. Meanwhile, Chicago is trying to get a handle on fatal shootings that have fueled an increased homicide rate, and the city and some suburbs are conducting gun buyback events this weekend.
1 Around Christmas 1928, Ernest Hemingway came home to Oak Park to attend his father's funeral and asked his mother if he could have the .32 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver that his father had used to kill himself. A few months later, Hemingway's mother shipped him the handgun, along with a chocolate cake.
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people used to ship chocolate cakes???????????????
JFK was a NRA member? didnt know that
JFK also hated commies, bet you didn’t know that either. Still he was a grave sinner and spent most of the time having sex
11. Guns kill people, not ‘people kill people’.
12. If guns were all banned, no one would ever die again.
13. If you shoot at the sun, you can easily put it out.
Yeah, but that was before the era of internet porn.
All Kennedys are lacking in morals. Must be a defect in their DNA...
But Old man Kennedy was the most vile of them all......
yes satan has taken over the souls of most of the male population in this country, they gotta have sex and watch porn and demand their wives act the way they see in the porno
He was before my awareness, so I don’t have any clue about his depravity
that final bar scene in “Shane” is still the best.
shane: so you are wilson. i heard of you
wilson: what have you heard shane?
shane: i heard you are a low down yankee liar
wilson: (right before he dies) Prove it !!
PS: wilson didn’t know shane was a mets fan. ruh roh.
shane final bar scene
8 John Moses Browning designed a staggering number of famous guns, including the lever-action Winchester repeating rifle, the Browning automatic rifle (BAR), used by the U.S. military in every major conflict from World War I to Vietnam, and the Colt .45. The son of a gunsmith, Browning was 14 when he built his first firearm, a rifle he gave to his brother.
Not quite true. Browning redesigned the Winchester lever action to make the action stronger. The original design was from the "Volcanic" pistol designed in 1855 when Browning was a small child. The Volcanic was redesigned into the Henry Rifle and later the Winchester 1866 and 1873 models, all designed before Browning ever touched one. Also, note that though Browning did design the Colt .45 Auto, but not the 1873 Colt .45 revolver pictured in the article.
After two years of warfare using rifles, I guess Sedgewick was kinda slow on the uptake.
Joseph Kennedy was a most foul self serving traitor, His antics in London as ambassador during WWII should have gotten him escorted to the gallows.
They forgot the "Ma Deuce" M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun - still in use today.
9 Earlier this month, two Australian swimmers were barred by that country’s Olympic officials from using social media during the London Games after the pair posted photos of themselves posing with pistols and rifles at a gun shop.
I always see stuff like this coming out of Aus, and it makes me wonder where the manly, rugged, independent spirit, BS comes from. What? Rugby?
Enslave me but let me play rugby and I’m a man?
John Sedgwick’s Famous Last Words
GREAT catch. - shot him under the left eye - Spotsylvania/Laurel Hill
Vallandigham was a former Congressman and leader of the secessionist-sympathizing Copperheads. He was banished to TN by Lincoln and he was the inspiration for the short story "Man Without a Country."
He may have accidentally killed himself, but his example convinced the jury of his point and his client was acquitted. Sadly, not enough lawyers are willing to support their clients to this extent.
This tid-bit from the original article is quite inflammatory. What "demographic groups" consist of is weird enough (damn it, men and no-college-ignoramuses!), but what exactly is the base of the "topped 50 percent" being referenced? The 47%? The 6% increase? The 1993 constituency?
Maybe, if I had gone to journalism school, I could properly parse this mash of text.
I don't believe Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his prime... would be strong enough to keep a Thompson from rising him into a backwards, elbow over teakettle somersault if he used "a heavy trigger finger [that] could empty one of those famous 100-round drums in just four seconds."
However, for myself... it is a breeze--
Now, as to "The gun was quite difficult to use and was dangerous to the shooter if he or she wasn't properly trained," that is semi-true even though both Chesty Puller and Audie Murphy believed the Thompson was the best close combat weapon made.
I owned one for better than 40 years... and was able to almost every time keep 2 to 3 round burst in to a 14 x 14 target at 25 yards. Yet firing a full 20 round burst, I could barely keep 4 to 6 on a 35 x 45 police silhouette target paper at 50 yards.
My mother sent me a chocolate cake for my birthday when I was in Vietnam. (1970) It arrived in surprisingly good condition. Still fresh and almost intact. It will come as no surprise that with a little help, within about 5-6 minutes, there was nothing but an empty box.
Very much so, and both the Post Office and the US military were very proud to do so.
In a very important scene in the movie Battle of the Bulge (1965), “(Col.) Hessler, after presenting General Kohler a (captured) fresh cake which was baked in the United States, argues that capturing (an important city) will severely damage American morale: if the Americans have the fuel and aircraft to fly things as trivial as cake to the front, such an overwhelming defeat may force them to reconsider their chances of winning the war.”
However, just the opposite was true, that since the Americans had the fuel and aircraft to fly things as trivial as cake to the front, their logistical abilities were downright frightening.
The real German tank commander, Col. Joachim Peiper, on whom Hessler was based, would never have made that mistake.
I always understood that to be sarcasm.
From what I read, the American military did not use the BAR in WW I as they were afraid the Germans would capture one and copy it.
My Osprey book War in the Trenches says BARs were being used in the trenches by September of 1918. 85,000 were in France by November 11 but most didn’t get to the front before the Armistice.