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Americans embrace guns: Column
instapundit [USA Today] ^ | March 2, 2014 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:50 AM PST by HammerT

Link to the link only

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol
Being USA Today could only post the link – but worth the read.

The author makes the point that 20 Years ago, it inevitably looked like the Commonsense Civil Right of Armed Self-Defense was going to disappear, but now look at it.

Something to consider with regards to other issues being pushed by the National Marxist Left these days.

Always remember the saying: Guns - The gateway drug to liberty

BTW, here’s a link to another story from a few days ago that the National Marxist Left media hyperventilating over:

Ky. Baptists lure new worshippers with gun giveaway
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/03/churches-guns-giveaway/5967533/

1 posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:51 AM PST by HammerT
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To: HammerT

Correction:

BTW, here’s a link to another story from a few days ago that HAD the National Marxist Left media hyperventilating


2 posted on 03/04/2014 7:03:51 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: HammerT

All of the other amendments aren’t worth spit without the Second Amendment.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 7:22:56 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: HammerT
Individual Americans citizens, INCLUDING CLERGYMEN, Manufacture Their Own Muskets and Gunpowder

Jan 20, 1776

"that it lay for further consideration The Committee to draw a Plan for Providing fire arms for a Colony Stock Report as follows viz

That for every good firearm Manufactured in this Colony made after the following manner viz

a Barrell three feet nine Inches long to carry an ounce ball; a good Bayonet with blade Eighteen inches long; Iron ramrod with a Spring to retain the Same; the makers name Engraved on the Lock which Shall be delivered at Exeter to Nicholas Gilmnn Esq receiver General on or before the first of May next.

The owner of Such firearms receive Three pounds for Each of said receiver General after having Tryed said gun in the Presence of the said receiver General.

Such firearms receive Three pounds for Each of said receiver General after having Tryed said gun in the Presence of the said receiver General with four Inches & a half of Powder well wadded at his the owner's own Risque and that there be appointed one Good man well approved in Each County to receive any firearms so made in said County on the Same Condition as before mentioned for the rec General to receive them and the Persons so appointed to receive the money for the Number of Guns so Delivered"

"Provincial and State Papers, Volume 8 During The Revolution 1776-1783" By New Hampshire ", Nathaniel Bouton ==========================

Citizens, including CLERGY, make gunpowder ingredients,

"but the making of Salt Petre has made such rapid progress especially at Portsmouth where both clergy and Laity are employed six days in the week 8 the Seventh is seasoned with it."

"Provincial and State Papers, During The Revolution 1776-1783", Volume 8

"By New Hampshire ", Nathaniel Bouton p26 -taken from "The New Hampshire Gazette", Jan 9 1776, No.1001

4 posted on 03/04/2014 7:43:00 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: HammerT
Thanks Hammer, excellent story.

this shows we can overcome the left with time and persistence, even when they are hell bent against us.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 7:45:12 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: bunkerhill7
Excellent.

Do you have link to that?

6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:10:30 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Yes, which is why the National Commie Left is dead set about trying to get rid of it.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:11:46 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: virgil283
ALL AMERICANS TO MANUFACTURE ARMS

Phila[delphia] May 17 1776

"When I think of the number of men & arms gone from the Eastern Colonies I cannot help feeling for their situation if a powerful attack should be made there but doubt not proper steps are taken to furnish arms.

I think every person who can do any thing towards making arms should be employed in that business.

Britain will no doubt exert her utmost efforts for our destruction but if they are repulsed in the manner. I expect this Campaign I am very confident they never will attempt another. This Summer will in all probability be the warmest America ever saw.

May the Supreme Governor of the Universe protect & Defend us Guide our Councils & Prosper our arms.

I am with great Respect your most ob serv & human"

"Provincial and State Papers, During The Revolution 1776-1783", Volume 8 , Nathaniel Bouton -p125

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YOUNG MEN AGE 16 to FIGHT for Freedom with Arms

"Resolves In Congress January 17 1776 "

"That the recruiting officers ought to be careful to enlist none but healthy sound and able bodied men not under sixteen years of age " -

""Provincial and State Papers, Volume 8 during the revolution 1776-1783" By New Hampshire ", Nathaniel Bouton p41

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PORTSMOUTH NH SHIPYARD WORKERS BRING THEIR OWN GUNS AND AMMUNITION

"P0rtsm Feb 2 2 1776

GENT I`ve just enroled near one hundred of men in the ship yard have ordered every man to attend the muster at an appointed day with a good fire arm powder and ball some of which are already completely equipped but as there is no powder to be had only what is in public stores would submit it to the consideration of the Honble Committee whether it would not best to order that those men who are not supplied already be furnished by the if tho`t best for each to appear with one half pound powder in his horn for which a receipt to be taken and if its not Returned or made use of against the enemy to pay double of the value at this time which I will stop out of their wages which I think will efectually prevent wast and put those who have no powder upon the same footing with those who have bro`t their own amunition "

p73

""Provincial and State Papers, [Volume 8] During The Revolution 1776-1783" By New Hampshire ", Nathaniel Bouton

8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:14:01 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: HammerT

you find the info here

http://books.google.com/books?id=uo07AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA216&dq=.nathaniel+bouton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hh8VU_meKqacyQGq6IHwDw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=amunition&f=false


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:15:04 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: virgil283

Yes, someone made the point awhile back about the supposed ‘inevitably’ of Obamacare bringing up the history of prohibition. Here was an ill-founded amendment, that was eventually repealed.

The People win out in the end.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:15:20 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: HammerT

If it works like that, how much longer do you predict Socialist “Security” has?


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:00 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: HammerT

Here’s a link with less garbage on it...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/02/second-amendment-nra-constitution-right-arms-column/5945541/


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:47 AM PST by GOPJ ("Putin's playing chess ... we;re playing marbles" - - Mike Rogers - R-Mich)
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To: Still Thinking
People PAY for Social Security. Money taken out of their paycheck each week.

ANY time the government wants to return citizens money - with interest and inflation taken into account - the program will end with smiles all around.

13 posted on 03/04/2014 8:52:00 AM PST by GOPJ ("Putin's playing chess ... we;re playing marbles" - - Mike Rogers - R-Mich)
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To: GOPJ

Still socialist. Opportunity for all sort of chicanery while they’re holding the money in the “lawwwwwkbox”, plus they’re not doing any investing with it, so the value doesn’t grow, so it’s really just a pyramid scheme. Won’t say “Ponzi”, because that would insult Ponzi.

Bottom line, those same people who are “receiving” the money would have been a hell of a lot better off had the system not been created. The mere fact that they didn’t steal ALL the money and some is left isn’t an actual defense of the program.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 8:56:41 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

If they take our money by force and want to make it all ‘ok’ they need to return the money with interest. The fact that they spent it badly or used it to buy votes is NOT our problem. Return the damn money with interest or shut the eff up...


15 posted on 03/04/2014 9:25:37 AM PST by GOPJ ("Putin's playing chess ... we;re playing marbles" - - Mike Rogers - R-Mich)
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To: HammerT

bkmk


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:50:19 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 10:25:16 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: Still Thinking

Good question – only a few years at best.

Two things to keep in mind:

1). The National Commie Left has made noises about ‘nationalizing’ people 401k’s into a “guaranteed” retirement account – in essence stealing the money in your account.

2). I don’t believe there is any law that requires the government to pay people their Socialist “Security”.

Put 2 & 2 together and what do you get?


18 posted on 03/04/2014 10:31:02 AM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], its the law of the land.)
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To: Still Thinking
Won’t say “Ponzi”, because that would insult Ponzi.

Good one Still Thinking

:)

19 posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:36 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: GOPJ

I actually meant that literally. My understanding is that Ponzi’s scheme, while risky, actually had some theoretical basis by which it could have worked. Supposedly it wasn’t an actual net-zero money-shifting pyramid scheme.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 3:12:56 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

LOL - that makes it even funnier...


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:09:53 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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