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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Massacre at Wounded Knee

I saw this glaring headline in the newspaper that said Donald Trump incited people to violence against Hillary Clinton. After reading 80% of an article telling me why I should think he had, I finally came to what he actually said. What the…?! That’s incitement to violence? Where? There are song lyrics out there that actually do incite violence, but no one can criticize those because then you’d be doing guess what? Censorship, right. Ok, well, this all began because Hillary is beating the “common sense gun laws” tom-tom with much fervor and pantsuit aplomb.

Let’s try something new. Let’s not worry about her getting elected and successfully banning the so-called “assault rifles” and “high-capacity magazines” (the panty-twisted screech sirens actually call them “high-capacity clips”, which they are not.) So what if she does? How’s that going to affect people that actually know a thing or two about effective firearms? Excuse me, but the AR-15 is the civilian version of a pile of crap the army was arm-twisted into buying by the air force who got it from an aerospace defense contractor and not an actual firearms company. Once the army dolefully accepted the plastic and aluminum tinker-toy, then the Marines were not long afterward browbeaten into taking this pathetic example of squirt gun technology gone awry. This is a souped-up .22, okay? If this weapon defends our freedom, beg pardon, but we need to get a new pair of glasses.

See here, folks. The weapons that actually defended homesteads back in the day they often came under attack by various folks were as follows: Shotguns, lever-action rifles, and revolvers. The revolver alone successfully brought us through a Gold Rush, Mississippi riverboat shindigs, the Civil War, untold numbers of wagon trains, lawless cowtowns and mining camps, the frontier, and so on and so forth. The lever-action rifle was the “assault rifle” from the Civil War up into the early 1900s. And the shotgun was “everyman’s” on-the-premises law-and-order. Read up on U.S. history from the 1840s up into the early 1900s and tell me how the AR-15 and a 9mm could have done it better.


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