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The Truth About Guns

Yrral Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 2:42 PM
One of the reasons that the Japanese did not invade the US enter Pearl Harbor, was because they knew that they would meet ARMED civilian resistance and they did not want to take on the casualties! No shot like a good shot!!!
Robert1260 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:22 PM
Oh brother Yarri, never heard that pro gun argument before...you're reaching just a tad bit even for a right winger!!!
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:40 PM
The fact that you have heard it before doesn't invalidate it.

The deer hunters in Wisconsin alone (not even the state with the largest population), would constitute the world's eighth-largest army.

Only a fool, or a left-lib (but I repeat myself), would dismiss the idea that America's civilian gun owners constitute a powerful disincentive to potential invaders.
Bubbalou Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:49 PM
that's actual intel from that period. Try reading a book.
Bill3390 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:50 PM
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:59 PM
Robert The statement is accurate but the venue is wrong ....The Japanese did not move onto an invasion because #1) They had essentially met their tactical goals, #2) They did NOT know where the US carriers were; this had concerns about being caught in the same attack they had just concluded on Pearl, and...as was typical in EVERY victorious Japanese Naval engagement THROUGHOUT WWI....their Practice was to Withdraw. Regarding invading the US, Adm. Isoroko Yamamoto (who lived here in the '30's) , said that he would NEVER invade America. "There would be a gun behind every blade of grass."
Never Again Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 4:03 PM
The primary reason for the 2nd amendment is to have an armed citizenry in case our employee, the government, gets out of line. As RR said, we are a nation with a government, not a government with a nation. The rights in our Bill of Rights come from natural law, and existed before the USA, and before the Constitution.
Never Again Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 4:03 PM
The primary reason for the 2nd amendment is to have an armed citizenry in case our employee, the government, gets out of line. As RR said, we are a nation with a government, not a government with a nation. The rights in our Bill of Rights come from natural law, and existed before the USA, and before the Constitution.

The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has led to a lot of unfortunate misinformation about firearms. Let's try to add some facts to the justified emotion.

Are Some Guns More Dangerous than Others? The shooter in Aurora had three firearms when he entered the theater: a pump action shotgun, a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic handgun.

In a closed, crowded setting like a movie theater, the shotgun was probably the most lethal of the three. Every shotgun shell can spray a half-dozen or more pellets, each capable of killing or maiming a person. Twelve-gauge shotguns often fire five shells, and...