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Sam Colt and the Law of Self-Preservation
American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2012 | Glenn Fairman

Posted on 12/29/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by neverdem

"God made man but Sam Colt made them equal."

Yet is said that the 2nd Amendment follows hard upon the 1st so as to serve as its bodyguard -- providing the added incentive of coercive force by a wary citizenry to guarantee that those initial cherished liberties, expounded by our Founders, did not go the way of the 10th Amendment. The 2nd Amendment, interpreted as the right to bear arms by a free people, has not escaped that yawning chasm that has opened up between the political Right and Left, and the rationale behind this stratification falls along the same familiar tensions of individual vs. collective.

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We now see in Great Britain, a country that has elevated to the status of fetish the disarmament of its society, a towering crescendo in property and violent crimes, as men and women even possessing rifles and shotguns are fearful of using them for fear of being charged for killing or maiming thugs in self-defense. Within the milieu of such a nation of rabbits, the fabric of trust and safety erodes and sends a subliminal message to society that emboldens the brazen and terrifies...

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Perhaps the best indicator of where the 2nd Amendment is the booming sale of handguns; this barometer is rooted in the anxiety and trepidation that Americans feel for both the safety of their families in perilous economic time, while it is a hedge against the predations of a regime that has forgotten its minimalist confines and spilled over into the imperial, the unilateral, and the arbitrary. Gun manufacturers have mockingly named Barack Obama as their Man of the Year for his contribution to a veritable tsunami of firearm sales. This, in itself, might evoke a good belly laugh if the stark implications of it weren't so damn depressing.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; billofrights; colt; guncontrol; samcolt; secondamendment
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To: Tupelo

I’m guessing we could hold our own in a gunfight.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 4:24:23 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: carriage_hill

If your Colt shoots as well as my Smith, I know we could.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 4:26:18 PM PST by Tupelo (I'm an old man and most people hate me, but I don't like them either so that makes it all even.)
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To: Cuttnhorse; umgud

Those 1911s are sweet! (I like my 2 1911 Kimbers, too.)


23 posted on 12/29/2012 4:28:52 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

All original; about 1,500 rnds thru it over the years.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 4:30:23 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Eaker

Thanks. Only thing I regret is not getting any of the original .357 SpeedLoaders for it. They’re impossible to find, except in crappy plastic now, and sold-out if you can even locate some. Any suggestions?


25 posted on 12/29/2012 4:51:23 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: carriage_hill
I unloaded my special ammo from my .357 and put them in my one speed loader then went to a shoot out of town.

I still can't find the damn thing and this isn't the ridiculous canoe accident crap.

If you find any of the good ones remember me. ;<)

26 posted on 12/29/2012 5:01:17 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: neverdem

I have my late father’s off-duty pistol which is a Colt 38. My daughter keeps it with her at college for protection. She is a pretty good shot with it.

I just bought another Colt 38 at a gun show. It is almost identical to my father’s 38.


27 posted on 12/29/2012 5:09:38 PM PST by Texas56
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To: Eaker

HKS reputedly makes some nice units, but I’d want to try them out on my unit, personally:

http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/Index.html

I’m still poking around...


28 posted on 12/29/2012 5:34:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: neverdem
Freep this poll, I didnt want to make a original post so the libtards could see it!
The poll is a bar right under the picture.
29 posted on 12/29/2012 5:40:54 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: carriage_hill

Rather than looking anytime soon I’ll stay back and let a few more million people buy guns next week.


30 posted on 12/29/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: carriage_hill

from the looks of that cylinder you must a) never fire it or b) just had a new blue done. what a swell piece!


31 posted on 12/29/2012 5:48:05 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Eaker

I’m staying away from any stores for another couple weeks. I’m “extremely well-supplied” on ammo & mags, from 10yrs of cumulative purchases. I can wait until the crowds wane.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 5:49:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: neverdem
I went by the gun counter on my local Wally World today.

The gun rack was partially empty, with only a few hunting shotguns, a couple of bolt action rifles, and several .22 rifles in stock. A grim looking customer was carefully filling out the required paperwork to buy at least one of the remaining and there were three other customers quietly waiting in line for their turn.

The ammo was almost completely cleaned out. There were 8 or 10 boxes of 30-06, a half dozen of .308, a single box of .44 magnum, and little else except a few scattered boxes of odd calibers. No .22 of any amount. Shotgun ammo was gone except for about a dozen boxes of small birdshot.

Basically, the place was almost cleaned out to the bare walls. I have never seen the inventory this low and I go by regularly.

33 posted on 12/29/2012 5:52:24 PM PST by Gritty (I don't believe that people should be able to own guns-Barack Obama response to John Lott, 1996)
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To: carriage_hill

Myself as well.


34 posted on 12/29/2012 5:52:40 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: carriage_hill

only purchase I need is some of the surplus French 7.5x54
that recently landed, to feed the MAS49/56.


35 posted on 12/29/2012 5:53:05 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: RitchieAprile

Actually, that’s the original bluing and it’s got an easy 1,500 rnds thru it. I just take extremely good care of all my equipment. They did good quality production work back then, too. It’s in pristine condition.


36 posted on 12/29/2012 5:53:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Tupelo

I have a Colt 38 special that is years old but don’t know how old since it belonged to my husband. In perfect condition in drawer by my bed. First bullet is bird shot, the rest hollow points.


37 posted on 12/29/2012 5:56:47 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: RitchieAprile

This?

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=OQ&prodID=OQPP71&prodTitle=7%205x54%20French%20MAS%20FMJ%20139gr%2020BX


38 posted on 12/29/2012 5:58:22 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: RitchieAprile

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/prvi-7-5x54-french-mas-139gr-fmj-20rds.html


39 posted on 12/29/2012 6:03:09 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Eaker; carriage_hill

I think we ought to post a Revolver Porn thread soon... I’ll start uploading pics of my collection.

Eaker, I missed wishing you and yours (The Mom), a Merry Christmas.


40 posted on 12/29/2012 7:37:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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