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To: Vendome

I live near one of the very few areas where Air America can actually make a profit. The callers are all pre-screened liberals of course. Their statements are often laughable, but sometimes just foolish and begging for disaster. I still remember one saying “I don’t understand why conservatives are so afraid of big government”, and the host agreed completely. Hello? I get tired of hearing that old argument that only militias should be allowed to own guns. What is a militia anyway? It’s a civilian army. Hello again. But no one challenges what they say because no one is allowed to.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 8:32:54 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
"What is a militia anyway? It’s a civilian army"

Before someone relieved me of 2/3 of them I used to collect WW2 training "rifles".

The US versions were merely '03 Springfield lookalikes, mostly wood, stamped sights, with about 4 inches of hollow steel out front to simulate a Barrel bl, no mehanism at all. They were light enough for me to have purchased my first as war surplus as a ten year old kid. They were good for teaching Joe Average how to march and do manual of arms. Only.

The British version was a SMLE facsimile with a pronged fork that popped out of the front and punched a hole in a framed paper target that could be hung off the front of the "rifle". It was serialized, nearly as heavy as the real thing and came in a nicely made & very official GI type wood box.

Always seemed to me that the difference between "how to march" and "how to aim and shoot" explained why we have a second amendment and the result of our cousins not having it. (Despite the amendment's having grown from an English law requiring long bows and archery practice.)

IIRC, it is also the basis for the USA sending tons of donated firearms to the Brits very early in (their) WW2.

40 posted on 01/18/2013 11:20:22 PM PST by norton
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I live near one of the very few areas where Air America can actually make a profit.

Havana? Venezuela? San Fransicko?

44 posted on 01/19/2013 12:20:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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