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Posted on 07/29/2010 8:09:05 PM PDT by Kartographer
One June morning last year, Jack Dailey drove from his home in North Carolinas Piedmont country, through verdant, hilly farmland to a rifle range near the town of Ramseur. Eleven men and a woman had mustered there for a weeklong boot camp run by the Appleseed Project, a group Dailey started that is dedicated to teaching every American how to fire a bullet through a man-size target out to 500 yards. So far Appleseed has taught 25,000 people to shoot; 7,000 more will learn by the end of this year. Its instructors teach this skill not for the purpose of hunting or sport. They see marksmanship as fundamental to Americans ability to defend their liberty, whether against foreigners or the agents of a (hypothetical) tyrannical government. Appleseed frames this activity as being somewhere between a historical re-enactment and a viable last resort. I came to find out how serious they were.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Where Will You Be on September 11th 2010?
Those of us at Project Appleseed already know where we’ll be.
We will be making history at the Appleseed 300!
The Appleseed 300 will be the largest two-day Appleseed event ever. Bringing together three hundred students and over sixty instructors, we will crush a number of current Appleseed records including: most attendees at a single event, longest contiguous firing line, and most rounds fired in a single volley!
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This could have been a great insight into a formative change in America brought about by Obama— certainly not the one he and his followers envisioned, but one just as powerful and real.
Instead the liberal author of this piece verily drips with condescension throughout, and does his best to invoke the kook fringe.
I suppose if you’re a writer for the NYT and you support the social ideal of non-work, you can expect to eat as well when you’re unemployed as when you toiled for the regime.
Ping for later
When they finally learn the truth, it will be too late for them.
I can tell you from experience that whatever rifle you take to Appleseed should have several detachable magazines, because you will be expected to load and change magazines in the middle of a stage. It doesn’t matter if it’s a .22 or larger, as most firing will be done at 25 yards at the cursed 1”x1” squares. Be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions and take a shooting mat or foam pad. Be prepared to have hot brass raining all over your collar because someone is a couple of feet away to your left. Be prepared to remember and write down a wealth of information, not just about shooting, but about philosophy and history as well. You will leave as a more confident American.
NYT is covering Appleseed? And somewhat positively? What is the world coming to?
Some interesting information about “Fred” that I didn’t know.
They would like to paint the Appleseed folks as anti-government and put them in the same category as the militia, but that’s about as far from the truth as you can get. Distrustful of government is not the same as anti-government. You will spend just about as much time at Appleseed learning about history as you will shooting. You’ll have a hard time meeting a nicer bunch of people anywhere.
I’m more amazed that the New York Times ran this story
than offended by any condescension. Thanks to Kartographer
for picking up on this. Someone has to do this sort of thing.
Fred, why should I have an AR-15?
Dailey stood with his arms crossed. He said: Because they want to tell us what to do. And we dont want them to tell us what to do.
“dedicated to teaching every American how to fire a bullet through a man-size target out to 500 yards”
Cool - no need to go thru Marine boot camp....
The trick, of course, is to keep the groups in the 10 ring.
USMC ecruits are issued 50 rounds of ammunition and fire from 200, 300 and 500 meters. Each round is worth up to five points based on where the round strikes the target.
The maximum point value that can be scored is 250 points. Based on the final score, a marksmanship badge is awarded to each Marine. The minimum score to qualify is 190 points.
A score of 190 to 205 is awarded a Marksman Badge, a score of 206 to 219 earns a Sharpshooter Badge and a score of 220 to 250 earns the highly prized Expert Marksman Badge
Thanks for posting!
Great link to Appleseed first I’d heard of it.
I’ll spread the word.