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The Right to Self-Defense

fress377 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:47 PM
"To qualify for service with the company, a rifleman had to fire at and repeatedly hit [3 times in 60 seconds] a seven-inch target at 250 yards, .... " (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+American+rifleman+in+the+Revolutionary+War%3a+American+frontiersmen...-a0237756136) I don't think the majority of US troops armed with their newest M16s could hit a 7 inch target with iron sights 3 times in 60 seconds at 250 yards.
hboring Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 1:38 AM
When I was on a Navy Rifle Team we did it ten times at 300 yards in sixty seconds with the M1 Garand, loading two rounds first, then loading a full eight round clip. Of couse, our targets were ten inches, so maybe that doesn't count! Chief Boring

In all the noise caused by the Obama administration's direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law.

To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says, the essence of this debate is not about the...