Gun Culture, Assault Weapons and Obama, Oh My

English: Ruger Mini-14/F30GB semi-automatic ri...

English: Ruger Mini-14/F30GB semi-automatic rifle (pictured with folding stock closed) Rifle is completely original Ruger issue featuring: pistol grip, folding stock, 30rd magazine(s), bayonet lug, threaded barrel, flash hider. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Maybe its time to clarify a few things, not that anybody is paying much attention to rationality at the moment. A neighbor of mine, Nebraskattitude posted this, this morning. She’s pretty much right, fair warning she’s blunt and a bit of her language is off-color, which bothers me not at all. Enjoy and then we’ll talk.

Born On The 4th Of July…With A Gun In My Hand

Yes, I was born on the 4th of July. (Clarification for liberals:) No, I wasn’t literallyborn with a gun in my hand. I have lived with them and shot them all my life. I will continue to live with them and shoot them for the rest of my life. My right to do so was granted to me by a power higher than any mortal, Progressive “god”.

I have NO doubt that it was written in stone long agowhat will be done by the Progressives in this country regarding “guns”long before that troglodyte in the White House was re-elected. Why must they continue withthe dog and pony show? Why are they even pretending to have a “commission” that will “investigate” what can be done about the (non-existent) “gun problem” in the United States? Wait, I know the answer to that: To appease those that have lived the past several years (and most of their lives) with their heads crammed up their own butts – aka, more than 1/2 of the population of this country – and to appease those who continue to make the fatal mistake of getting their information from theantique mediain this country.

“Forgive them for they know not what they do”… Those that mock us for paying attention. Those that mock us for actually giving a damn about our country. Those that call us names or call us stupid merely because we approach life from a different point of view than their own…not because we have nothing in common, but because they don’t like how we THINK about the world or don’t like how we SAY what we THINK about the world. Those that would rather shut down this blog than allow me to have my say. These bastards don’t come close to understanding the meaning of freedom. Maybe that’s because they’ve never truly known it. But, if they have never truly known it, have any of us? I don’t think anyone alive today in the United States has ever truly known freedom. However, I know that MANY of us understand what it means when government grows; it means we lose more freedom – that which we have left. It means we lose the OPPORTUNITY of having or keeping the few freedoms to which we currently still cling.

Any TIME you spend out of your day appeasing ANY government entity in ANY manner equals a LOSS of freedom for YOU. The fact that some of you INSIST on turning over control of parts of your life to a government entity is such a foreign concept to independent thinkers that we lack the ability (and the desire) to understand WHY you choose to do so.

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I don’t disagree with anything she says. I was brought up the same way.

The other thing is, it would be hard to overestimate how much we depend on guns out here. Let’s start be defining some terms.

An assault weapon (as the libs are using it, anyway) is a small rifle with a flash hider, a bayonet lug and a pistol grip. For civilian purposes the bayonet lug, and flash hider are pretty much cosmetic, the pistol grip is useful though, we’ll get to that.

The weapon type comes out of World War 2 and the German Army with some help from the Americans, the two progenitors of the type were the Schmeisser and the Thompson, which were both fully automatic, pistol caliber weapons, designed for close combat. After the war, they pretty much went away until the human wave assaults in Korea and the very short range combats in Vietnam. In both cases it was felt that volume of fire was more important than the old American ideal of “one shot:one kill”. The M-16 was developed from the Air Force’s survival rifle, and was a fully automatic weapon, with select fire. The caliber was and is .223 Remington (or 5.56 NATO) it’s a smaller lighter round which meant that an infantryman could carry significantly more ammunition in the field.

It replaced the M-1 Garand (which General Patton called the greatest battle implement ever invented) and the M-14, which were both 30 Caliber weapons, and were classed as battle rifles.

Thing is, the 22 caliber round of the M-16/AR-15 (and it’s Russian counterparts) is a varmint round. It’s good for coyotes, fox, rabid mammals of all kinds, maybe rattlesnakes and such, the Pentagon seems to think it’s all right for two-legged varmints as well. The weapons are light and easy to shoot well, if they have a pistol grip and a folding stock, they can be nearly as handy as a pistol, with the range of a long gun. That’s why we like them, we also like that they can be abused, they’re handy to keep in your pick-up, your four-wheeler, or to carry. In our world, a gun home in your gun safe is pretty much useless, if you don’t have it with you, you don’t have it. They’re a good compromise for us, just like they are for the army.

But, like any other tool, you have to have the right tool, you don’t tighten a 2 inch bolt with a wrench designed for a quarter inch one. If you are a good steady hunter you can take a deer with a .223, but some states require a 30 caliber. The 30 caliber round can also reach out further, which is either good or bad depending on the situation. For dangerous game, like bears, rhino, elephants, even feral pigs, I want even more power than a battle rifle, these species are called dangerous for a reason.

But finally, like Shelly said, guns are part of American culture, it has a lot to do with solving our own problems, whether you’re a rancher losing calves to coyotes, or Susie Homemaker defending her kids from an intruder, or defending freedom itself. I think that’s why the left hates them, they reduce our dependency on government, and they want us dependent.

God created man and Colonel Colt made them equal.

 

 

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16 Responses to Gun Culture, Assault Weapons and Obama, Oh My

  1. mstrmac711 says:

    Even those of us who were not raised in an area where guns are part of the daily life understand the need for freedom from a government that is out of control. This is not going well for freedom and it is frustrating watching the clown posse in DC making yet another blunder.

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    • NEO says:

      Very, they’re going to mess around and cause a civil war yet if, they don’t get their heads straightened out.

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  2. mstrmac711 says:

    Reblogged this on theleansubmariner and commented:
    Some red meat from a red state.

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  3. Agree with it all Neo. My brother called today. He says that he can’t get ammo for his guns for the first time in his life. If we’re going to have a civil war, seems like there are a bunch of folks that are prepared for the worse.

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    • NEO says:

      It begins to look like it, SF, if the folks in Washington don’t get their heads out of their butts. Ammo for anything of military utility in the last century is simply unobtainable.

      Like the man said, the people are preparing for war, not hunting season.

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      • True. I’ll probably upgrade my position as well – if possible. Hoping more firearms and ammo is on the way to the gun shops.

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        • NEO says:

          My reading from around the country says it’s all backordered, get in line, my friend.

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        • I’ll probably get on the list this weekend.

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        • NEO says:

          Sounds like a plan.

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  4. Freedom, by the way says:

    The meetings today are a farce. Hollywood? Really?

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    • NEO says:

      Indeed so, teaching morality might help but, when has our government ever done anything but treat symptoms.

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  5. Reblogged this on Practically Historical.

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  6. Jack Curtis says:

    :Assault weapon” seems a propaganda coinage similar to “pro choice,” which is a euphemism chosen to divert attention from unpalatable facts. There is no such thing as an assault weapon, though there are military and sporting rifle styles. But anyway, isn’t it irrelevant?

    We’re guaranteed our guns to deal with misapplied government power; that presumes our weapons a match for those of government. All else is obfuscation and deceit, seems to me…because that’s what the Founders clearly said.

    Which is why the Lefties are trying to ashcan the Founders.

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    • NEO says:

      Seems that way to me as well, Jack. The term is meaningless from any sort of an objective viewpoint. And you take on the 2d amendment is the same as mine, WE have the sovereignty in this country, not King Barack.

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      • Jack Curtis says:

        Sovereignty in law and in theory but events seem to underline that old “if you can keep it” remark from Philadelphia…

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        • NEO says:

          It does, and it has always been so.

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