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  • Friday Night Gunfighter Cinema: The Rifleman - A Gun-Grabber Comes to Power

    02/22/2013 5:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Backwoods Engineer ^ | 2/22/13 | staff
    The Rifleman - The Anvil Chorus (1962) Gun-banning Deputy Nils Swenson takes control of Northfork when the Marshall is out of town. Hijinks ensues. After Swenson stops a man from shooting off his revolver in celebration, he gets an idea. A very bad idea. Deputy Swenson: "People carryin' around guns, causin' trouble. Take away the guns, no trouble." Lucas: "Have you had any trouble since [Marshall] Micah left? Swenson: "Well, no..." Lucas: "Nils, this territory has a lot of growin' up to do. And until that's done, we can't take away a man's right to protect himself." I would argue...
  • ‘Gunfighter’ Searches the Bunkers

    05/10/2008 9:26:37 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 72+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson, USMC
    ANBAR PROVINCE — In the endless deserts of Iraq, the insurgency attempts to hide weapons for future use. Charlie Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, is there to find them. Scouts and Light Armored Vehicle crewmen with Charlie Company, nicknamed ‘Gunfighter,’ searched the deep, dark corners of western Anbar province in one of the key areas known for hidden weapons: the old Iraqi military bunkers at H2 airfield. “It’s a preventative measure to cut off the insurgency from many hiding areas for weapons,” said Lance Cpl. Jeremy A. Pratt, a scout with Charlie Company. “The reconnaissance...
  • On This Day In History - November 8, 1887: John Henry "Doc" Holliday Dies Of Tuberculosis

    11/08/2007 6:58:23 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 724+ views
    History.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | History.com
    On This Day In History November 8, 1887 Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis On this day, Doc Holliday--gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist--dies from tuberculosis. Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday earned his bad reputation well before that famous feud. Born in Georgia, Holliday was raised in the tradition of the southern gentleman. He earned his nickname when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1872. However, shortly after embarking on a respectable career as a dentist in Atlanta, he developed...