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While Martin Luther King Jr. didn't carry a firearm in public he kept several guns in his house for personal protection.
1 posted on 01/22/2013 9:25:35 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Gandhi is credited with promoting non-violence but he recommended using violence when necessary. He said: “I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence... but non-violence is infinitely superior to violence.”


2 posted on 01/22/2013 9:35:48 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The 2nd amendment is not archaic or irrelevant; rather it is a "reset button" in case of tyranny.

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3 posted on 01/22/2013 9:38:07 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The only reason non-violence worked with Ghandi was the fact that he was dealing with a somewhat civilized people in the British. Also the fact they didn;t have much for weapons.

Try nonviolence with barbarians and you end up literally as supper.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 9:43:28 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I find it amusing how Westerners refer to Gandhi as “Mahatma.”

Its a reverential term meaning “Great Soul” that followers give to their spiritual leaders, teachers or gurus.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 10:09:55 AM PST by PGR88
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It is not generally known that Gandhi was not a pacifist: he served on British frontlines in the Boer and Zulu wars in South Africa, and was very eager to lead a medical unit to the killing fields of France in 1914, at the onset of the first world war. In 1918, Gandhi worked so hard as a recruiting agent for the British army, urging Gujaratis to prove they were not “effeminate” by picking up a gun, that he almost died of exhaustion.

Source: Why was Bose diminished on Republic Day? Saturday, January 26, 2013

http://mjakbarblog.blogspot.in/2013/01/why-was-bose-diminished-on-republic-day.html


12 posted on 01/27/2013 10:09:28 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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