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25 DIRECT STATEMENTS FOR UNDERSTANDING FIREARMS OWNERSHIP AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT
Email | January 5, 2004 | Modified by self

Posted on 01/05/2004 12:50:55 PM PST by Jeff Head

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To: alphadog
My daughter's teacher to her class..."The founders could not have envisioned AK-47's and automatic gunfire

My daughter to her teacher...They couldn't envision 300 horsepower in your pickup truck either...

Have your daughter ask her teacher if she knows what a Puckle Gun was.

A pre-Gatling revolving design, the Puckle gun was a British flintlock machine gun invented by James Puckle in 1718. It took a nine-round revolving block, was mounted on a tripod and was designed to be portable and especially to prevent an enemy boarding a ship. An unusual feature was that it fired square bullets against Moslem Turks, but conventional round ones for use against fellow Christian opponents. In those days, British law required that patents be submitted in rhyme, which gave a nice human touch to the early technology's advances.

Thomas Jefferson, in particular, was fascinated by the many technological offerings of his century, and his collection included many British patent drawings and models. It's certainly not inconceivable that he or others of the Revolutionary period [amateur artillerist Henry Knox, in particular] could very well have had their hands on a Puckle.


101 posted on 01/10/2004 4:48:25 PM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: Eaker
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death.

How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic."

-- Ted Nugent

Mr. Nugent nicely echoes a previous sentiment. I would still be surprised to find the lyrics to *Wango Tango* coming from the same derivation, however:

There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.

--Marcus Tulius Cicero, 106-53 BC

102 posted on 01/10/2004 4:54:39 PM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: Jeff Head
"it is not for honor or glory or wealth that we fight, but for freedom alone, which no good man gives up except with his life."

Scottish Declaration of Arbroath, 1320

Jeff, wishing you and yours the very best this season.
regards,
djf
103 posted on 01/10/2004 5:04:37 PM PST by djf
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To: Jeff Head
This is a handy resource to keep around. It's especially good to have at the ready during interviews. Thanks for posting it.
104 posted on 01/10/2004 7:08:47 PM PST by basil
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To: Jeff Head
#24, The American Revolution would never have happened if gun control were in place.

I would say the Revolution happened because of gun control, and was successful because gun control wasn't.

Lexington and Concord were attempts to seize arms.

105 posted on 01/10/2004 9:21:33 PM PST by Djarum
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To: djf
Thanks my friend for those season greetings and wishes. Here's wishing you the same...the true Peace and Joy of this season now and throughout the year to you and yours as well!
106 posted on 01/11/2004 6:10:10 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Djarum
I agree...but if gun control had been successfully implemented by the British and were completely in place...and the citizenry disarmed, the founders would not have had the arms to resist.

Thankfully, they would not let that happen...as soon as the large central government of their day came for their guns...they fought.

107 posted on 01/11/2004 6:12:49 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
A 'good morning' bump.

5.56mm

108 posted on 01/11/2004 6:28:03 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Thanks...BUMP back.

Did you see THIS THREAD?

109 posted on 01/11/2004 6:30:19 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Most people aren't aware of gun control's place in starting the war, though. A short addition to #24 would go a long way in informing them of that history.
110 posted on 01/11/2004 6:28:47 PM PST by Djarum
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To: Jeff Head
agree.
111 posted on 01/11/2004 6:32:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: archy
In those days, British law required that patents be submitted in rhyme, which gave a nice human touch to the early technology's advances.

how cool. technology could use some human touch nowadays, eh? I think you could teach a computer to rap.

112 posted on 01/11/2004 6:39:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Djarum
Something like...

Only when the central government of their day attempted to institute gun control did the founding fathers take up arms against the British.

113 posted on 01/11/2004 6:46:52 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
That works.
114 posted on 01/11/2004 7:07:01 PM PST by Djarum
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To: Jeff Head
Great points for logically defending your position. Unfortuantely most anti-gunners are illogical ignoramuses who fancy themselves modern day Tarzans. The analogy is closer than they realize.
115 posted on 01/11/2004 8:04:10 PM PST by ZULU (Remember the Alamo!!!!!)
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To: Beelzebubba
The Second Amendment is no more about duck hunting than the First Amendment is about playing Scrabble.

A DVD (or video tape) that greatly supports your statement is available at:

www.jpfo.org

116 posted on 01/12/2004 10:17:10 AM PST by cmak9
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To: cmak9
bttt
117 posted on 04/10/2004 9:46:57 AM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife
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118 posted on 05/08/2004 10:14:37 AM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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To: votelife

bttt


119 posted on 07/18/2004 12:50:54 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: Jeff Head

BTTT


120 posted on 07/18/2004 12:52:31 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

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121 posted on 07/25/2004 1:25:11 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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