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    2nd Amendment Read

    found this on another site, it's a GOOD read, and makes more sense than most of our politicians!!!

    Why Did it Have to be Ö Guns? by L. Neil Smith
    by VANDERLEUN on OCTOBER 15, 2020



    Over the past 30 years, Iíve been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, Iíve thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote.

    People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single-issue thinker, and a single-issue voter, but it isnít true. What Iíve chosen, in a world where thereís never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician ó or political philosophy ó is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

    Make no mistake: all politicians ó even those ostensibly on the side of guns and gun ownership ó hate the issue and anyone, like me, who insists on bringing it up. They hate it because itís an X-ray machine. Itís a Vulcan mind-meld. Itís the ultimate test to which any politician ó or political philosophy ó can be put.

    If a politician isnít perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash ó for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything ó without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isnít your friend no matter what he tells you.

    If he isnít genuinely enthusiastic about his average constituent stuffing that weapon into a purse or pocket or tucking it under a coat and walking home without asking anybodyís permission, heís a four-flusher, no matter what he claims.

    What his attitude ó toward your ownership and use of weapons ó conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesnít trust you, then why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?

    If he doesnít want you to have the means of defending your life, do you want him in a position to control it?

    If he makes excuses about obeying a law heís sworn to uphold and defend ó the highest law of the land, the Bill of Rights ó do you want to entrust him with anything?

    If he ignores you, sneers at you, complains about you, or defames you, if he calls you names only he thinks are evil ó like ďConstitutionalistĒ ó when you insist that he account for himself, hasnít he betrayed his oath, isnít he unfit to hold office, and doesnít he really belong in jail?

    Sure, these are all leading questions. Theyíre the questions that led me to the issue of guns and gun ownership as the clearest and most unmistakable demonstration of what any given politician ó or political philosophy ó is really made of.

    He may lecture you about the dangerous weirdos out there who shouldnít have a gun ó but what does that have to do with you? Why in the name of John Moses Browning should you be made to suffer for the misdeeds of others? Didnít you lay aside the infantile notion of group punishment when you left public school ó or the military? Isnít it an essentially European notion, anyway ó Prussian, maybe ó and certainly not what America was supposed to be all about?

    And if there are dangerous weirdos out there, does it make sense to deprive you of the means of protecting yourself from them? Forget about those other people, those dangerous weirdos, this is about you, and it has been, all along.

    Try it yourself: if a politician wonít trust you, why should you trust him? If heís a man ó and youíre not ó what does his lack of trust tell you about his real attitude toward women? If ďheĒ happens to be a woman, what makes her so perverse that sheís eager to render her fellow women helpless on the mean and seedy streets her policies helped create? Should you believe her when she says she wants to help you by imposing some infantile group health care program on you at the point of the kind of gun she doesnít want you to have?

    On the other hand ó or the other party ó should you believe anything politicians say who claim they stand for freedom, but drag their feet and make excuses about repealing limits on your right to own and carry weapons? What does this tell you about their real motives for ignoring voters and ramming through one infantile group trade agreement after another with other countries?

    Makes voting simpler, doesnít it? You donít have to study every issue ó health care, international trade ó all you have to do is use this X-ray machine, this Vulcan mind-meld, to get beyond their empty words and find out how politicians really feel. About you. And that, of course, is why they hate it.

    And thatís why Iím accused of being a single-issue writer, thinker, and voter.

    But it isnít true, is it?

    Permission to redistribute this article is herewith granted by the author ó provided that it is reproduced unedited, in its entirety, and appropriate credit given. lneil@lneilsmith.org

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    Well, I will never give up my weapons willingly...and yes, it is a Constitutional right to be able to defend yourself.


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    Copy that Billy...

    Great post OT...



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    Good post. Any attempt at gun control is an attack on the Constitution. Gun control is like watered-down whiskey. You don't get more whiskey, you just get more water.


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    Gun control: proper sight picture, sight alignment. I think that's right, it's been a long time.


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    you forgot "trigger squeeze", Russ....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Great post, and I agree 100% with the premise.


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    Didn't Hitler's men confiscate firearms? No lessons learned?


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    But of course that could never happen here....just in other places


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    B R A S S....

    Breathe

    Relax

    Aim

    Sight

    Squeeze



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post

    Permission to redistribute this article is herewith granted
    by the author


    ó provided that it is reproduced unedited,

    in its entirety,

    and appropriate credit given.


    lneil@lneilsmith.org

    https://lneilsmith.org/

    sometimes i wonder ?

    do they want you to cite credit where
    you read it,
    OR who wrote it.........

    IZa wonder........

    I did a websearch/query to see where
    it had been posted -
    =
    About 4,040 results (1.25 seconds)





    "the" (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words.









    So, i guess a lot of other folks also
    saw it someplace than where we did
    here

    I usualy try to post from where i read what ever


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    sorry Ed, you can read the original article here: https://survivalblog.com/guns-l-neil-smith/

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxtrotOscar View Post
    B R A S S....

    Breathe

    Relax

    Aim

    Sight

    Squeeze
    Adrenalin kick-in
    Pant
    tense up
    look for movement
    scream and unleash Hell......A Gunners code of action...


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxtrotOscar View Post

    B R A S S....

    Breathe

    Relax

    Aim

    Slack

    Squeeze
    Fixed it for ya.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxtrotOscar View Post

    B R A S S....
    Breathe
    Relax
    Aim
    Sight
    Squeeze

    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post
    sorry Ed, you can read the original article here: https://survivalblog.com/guns-l-neil-smith/

    It wasn't a big thing -
    what i was trying to say and ask
    at the same time -
    you see them want credit-no problem-

    good writers usually have mucho readers,
    and bou-coupe sites posting them


    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    Adrenalin kick-in
    Pant
    tense up
    look for movement
    scream and unleash Hell......A Gunners code of action...
    ?
    when the screaming'z over ,,,,,
    check between the slatz fer
    SQUISHY stuff........

    Quote Originally Posted by DaShadow View Post
    B R A S S....
    Breathe
    Relax
    Aim
    Slack
    Squeeze

    Fixed it for ya.

    Also ^ just as important **

    Keep / Hold it

    " IN THE BLACK "



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