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Just The Facts Ma’am, Just The Facts.

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Subject: Why Carry a Gun?

Why Carry a Gun? 

My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps, and
usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whoopin.’

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.


I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’…..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

See Update on Switzerland!!

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
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You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun -control message to all of your friends. 

The purpose of fighting is to win. 
There is no possible victory in defense. 
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. 
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! 
SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT TO WHOM THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

This was brought to my attention

One other point is particularly important here. The description of gun distribution in Switzerland omits important information.

The Swiss government doesn’t hand out a gun to every household. It requires nearly every able-bodied young male adult to serve in the citizen militia, where they are issued a military rifle. The guns are supposed to be for military use only, not for personal defense.

Those men are supposed to show up for 18 weeks of training, followed by seven re-training sessions (each lasting three weeks) over the next 10 years.

If you want to keep your weapon after your years of service, it is refitted to scale back its firepower and you need to provide a reason for keeping it.

IT’S A NO BRAINER! 
DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 

I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment! 
If you are too, please forward.
    

~ Steve ~                   H/T  FOTM’s OWN  Ken L.

What’s the Number One killer of people?

It’s not cigarettes.

It’s not cholesterol.

It’s not cancer.

And it’s not privately-owned guns.

The Number One Killer of people is . . .

Government

Political scientist R. J. Rummel calls it Democide: “”the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.” In the 20th century, democide passed war as the leading cause of non-natural death.

H/t my friend Robert K. Wilcox

~Eowyn

Was Sandy Hook a “false flag” operation by the Obama regime?

It is now more than two weeks since the horrible massacre of 20 little children and 6 adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut.

Shocking though it was, the massacre already is beginning to recede from news headlines and our consciousness, Americans being prone to short attention spans. Except for the Left’s exploitation of the terrible tragedy to redouble their perennial calls for “gun control.” Make hay while the sun shines! For as Obama’s former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel instructs, one should never let a crisis go to waste.

But there are those, prone to skepticism and suspicion, who are not letting Sandy Hook fade away. They are asking if Sandy Hook and other recent mass shootings (Batman and Sikh temple) are “false flag” incidents — events contrived and manipulated by government in order to provoke mass fear and panic that are then used to achieve some covert agenda.

Such skeptics are dismissed as conspiracy kooks by the establishment media. I am not a conspiracist for this reason: If they are right, it means there are people so utterly evil that they would stoop to killing innocent little children to achieve their political ends. That in turn means our government is in the hands of people so malevolent and diabolical, calling them psychopaths doesn’t even begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

No matter how dubious you and I are about the conspiracy nuts, they are asking very troubling questions that demand answers. Those questions are reducible to one:

If 20-year-old Adam Lanza indeed was the lone gunman who single-handedly killed 28 people in Newtown (26 in Sandy Hook, as well as his mother and himself), why are there reports of other suspicious individuals at the scene?

Here are the reports:

1. In this audio recording on the night of the Sandy Hook massacre of unedited Newtown Police and Fire Dept. and Connecticut State Police radio traffic, you will hear the police referring to two strange individuals seen wearing ski masks and a nun outfit:

Beginning at the 1:34:19 mark, a male voice says “Danbury’s reporting a vehicle, a purple van, two occupants with possible ski masks that may be involved in this incident.”

At 1:35:07 into the audio, referring to the two occupants in the purple van, the same male voice says “One may be wearing a nun outfit, headed toward Danbury and Stoney Hill, purple van”.

The audio recording was provided by Radioreference.com and uploaded onto YouTube by Radioman911.com who writes: “There is information about two occupants in a van which turned out to be either unrelated or unfounded. There is also speculation that some unintelligible radio traffic that seems to contain the word ‘Adam’ is referring to the suspect. The word Adam is the police phonetic alphabet for the letter ‘A’, often used as part of a unit identifier.”

2. In this next video, an eyewitness told CBS News that he saw police lead a “grown man” “out of the woods” “in handcuffs”. The man was “wearing camo (camouflage) pants and a dark jacket” and was still sitting in front of the police car as they spoke. The eyewitness said as the man was led past him, the man said “I didn’t do it.”

Who is the man who was handcuffed and taken into police custody? Why didn’t CBS News follow up on this story?

Update (1/26/2012):

It is said the man in camo pants is Chris Manfredonia, a father of one of the students allegedly on his way to the Sandy Hook school to bake gingerbread cookies with students. But then the Newtown Bee reported that the man was an off-duty tactical squad police officer: “A man with a gun who was spotted in the woods near the school on the day of the incident was an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town, according to the source.” However, Intelhub. points out that the timeline indicates that the camo guy would have to be hanging around int he woods almost 3 hours after the massacre. Why would either a parent or an off-duty police officer be doing that? The man’s name was never revealed to the media, and with the media everywhere that fateful day, why is there no video of this man, although such footage reportedly exists.

3. In this next video, another eyewitness, a boy, says as he and other school children “ran down to the firehouse,” he saw “a man pinned down to the ground with handcuffs on.” Was this the same man “wearing camo pants” whom the CBS eyewitness had seen, or is he yet another suspect?

4. Dave Hodges, who describes himself as “an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedoms Phoenix, News With Views and The Arizona Republic,” writes in the Activist Post, Dec. 28, 2012:

“Former FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl, an infiltrator of Obama’s original backers from the Weathermen Underground with Bill Ayers, has also told me that the word on the street is that two teachers took down Lanza. Another unnamed source told me that there were at least 3 other shooters, not including Lanza. I must say that the evidence is compelling as we listen to the raw police radio recordings where the police are clearly stating that they have two shooters in custody, after two teachers reported seeing two shooters run by the gym.”

These reports by police (audio recording) and civilian eyewitnesses of other suspects may just be false sightings and false arrests of innocent suspects which often happen in the midst of traumatic and very chaotic events like Sandy Hook.

Or they may not.

If they are bogus, Newtown police should publicly and convincingly counter these rumors — if only to prove that “false flag” conspiracists really are nuts. But then, nearly five months after the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the police still haven’t countered eyewitness reports of multiple gunmen (“a four-man team in a coordinated attack”) instead of a lone gunman, who did the killing.

Then there’s this sane-looking eyewitness who said James Holmes wasn’t alone but “had someone with him” in that dark Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Why? Because there was a second can of tear gas which didn’t come from the side of the theater where Holmes was.

Is our government capable of perpetrating these evil deeds for “false flag” purpose?

I don’t want to think so. But then I remind myself that there are human beings who are that evil. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis killed, and the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists killed in the Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China, and in North Korea today….

H/t Activist Post and FOTM’s May, Tina, and Joan W.

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~Eowyn

New Jersey professor denies Stalin had killed anyone

This is the outright drivel they’re teaching America’s college students.

On October 25, 2012, in an auditorium full of students at New Jersey’s Montclair State University (MSU), Dr. Grover C. Furr, a professor of English at MSU, called the claim that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin had killed 20, 30, or 40 million people, “bullshit.” He also said there’s no “proof” Stalin had committed any crimes and that it’s a “big lie” that “socialism is no good.”

In the video below, the first voice you’ll hear is that of a member of the audience. Furr is the balding man standing on the right, wearing a suit and a red (Red!) tie.

For this commie professor to say that Stalin hadn’t murdered anyone is so preposterous, it’s downright criminal. More than criminal, it’s deeply diabolical. There is a wealth of testimony and literature on how murderous the Soviet Union and other communist states were and are. Two good examples are:

  • The Black Book of Communism: An authoritative book authored by several European academics and edited by Stéphane Courtois, which documents a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines. In the introduction, Courtois states that “Communist regimes… turned mass crime into a full-blown system of government,” with a worldwide death toll total of at least 94 million.
  • The Gulag Archipelago: The 3-volume famous book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labor camp system, which relies on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author’s own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp.

Professor of English at MSU Grover C. Furr

Grover Furr is Professor of English at Montclair State University. His specialty is medieval English literature. I don’t know how this man became a tenured full professor at MSU because, with one exception, all the books listed by Wikipedia as being authored or co-authored by Furr had been published by presses in Moscow, Russia. The one exception was published by Erythros Press and Media — a self-described “red” (i.e, communist) family-operated publisher.

~Eowyn

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PA high school band celebrates 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Decades of left-wing indoctrination and propaganda have produced this: A high school marching band in the United States of America openly and flagrantly paid tribute to Russia’s communist revolution.

For its halftime performance, the marching band of New Oxford High School (NOHS) in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, commemorated Russia’s 1917 Bolshevik Revolution that began in St. Petersberg. That revolution was the world’s first successful communist revolution that, after a 3-year civil war,  installed the Soviet Union, the world’s first Marxist communist state.

Todd Starnes reports for Fox News, Sept. 24, 2012, that the band chose “St. Petersburg: 1917″ as its theme for the halftime performance, replete with red flags, olive military-style uniforms, and giant hammers and sickles.

The band’s website features a picture of the group with students holding a huge hammer-and-sickle — a symbol of communism and of the communist party.

A parent, who asked not to be identified, attended a football match at NOHS last Friday with his children and was shocked by what he saw. He alerted Fox News:

“There is no reason for Americans to celebrate the Russian revolution. I am sure the millions who died under Communism would not see the joy of celebrating the Russian revolution by a school 10 miles from Gettysburg. It was Glee meets the Russian Revolution. I’m not kidding you. They had giant hammers and sickles and they were waving them around. Who thought this was a good idea? It would be tantamount to celebrating the music of 1935 Berlin. If I was Lithuanian, Estonian, or Ukrainian, I’d be a little hot. I’d be really hot. It’s insulting to glorify something that doesn’t need to be glorified in America.””

Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District, told Fox News that the band’s performance was “not an endorsement of communism at all. It’s a representation of the time period in history called St. Petersburg 1917. I am truly sorry that somebody took the performance in that manner. I am. If anything is being celebrated it’s the music. It is what it is. I understand people look at something and choose how to interpret that and I’m just very sorry that it wasn’t looked at as just a history lesson.”

Paul Kengor, the executive director for the Center for Vision & Values at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College, initially thought the halftime performance was a joke. He told Fox News that even if the school was not celebrating the revolution “they seem to be commemorating this to some degree. This is surreal. This is like something out of the Twilight Zone – but it’s even stranger than that. The Bolshevik Revolution launched a global Communist revolution that from 1917 through the 1990s was responsible for the deaths of over a hundred million people. What the Russian revolution unleashed was a nightmare – a historical human catastrophe. This is something that should be condemned and not in any way commemorated or laughed at.”

Gerson Moreno-Riano, a history professor and dean of Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences, told Fox News the performance is shocking: “The Russian revolution was one of the most violent episodes of the 20th Century. Lenin put into place a doctrine of mass terror to crush the opposition and thousands and thousands of people were murdered. [There's little to celebrate in the 1917 revolution.] It’s full of violence, terror, destruction and in some weeks thousands of people were executed – some thrown with rocks around their necks into the river to drown. It’s quite frankly horrific that a high school would be celebrating that at a football game.”

Moreno-Riano is even more disturbed by the group photograph of the band in front of the hammer and sickle: “To raise the emblems of the hammer and sickle – the emblems of so much violence, destruction and terror – is a lack of knowledge of history.”

In the best case scenario, he said the editors were simply ignorant of the era. “The worst case scenario is someone who is trying to celebrate something they know about – and they’re trying to insert this into their educational agenda.”

Here’s contact info for New Oxford High School:

Address: 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350
Phone: (717) 624-2157 ext. 2004 or 2005

NOHS principal Kevin Thomas

School Principal: Kevin Thomas
Email: thomask@conewago.k12.pa.us

Top left is NOHS athletic director Ken Shafer (Photo source)

Athletic Director: Ken Shafer
Email: shaferk@conewago.k12.pa.us
Ph: (717) 624-2157 ext. 2016

Superintendent Rebecca Harbaugh (r). (Photo source)

Here’s contact info for Superintendent Rebecca Harbaugh of the Conewago Valley School District:

130 Berlin Road New Oxford, PA 17350
Telephone (717) 624-2157 | Fax (717) 624-5020

Odd choice: Parents and historians agreed it was shocking to commemorate an event that led to Communism and the deaths of millions. Pictured, soldiers march in 1917Soldiers march in 1917 Revolution
'Educational': The school argued it was simply giving a history lesson and wanted the audience to hear the music. A Soviet propaganda poster celebrates the 15th anniversary of the 1917 RevolutionA Soviet propaganda poster celebrates the 15th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution

Photos from Daily Mail

~Eowyn

The most amazing airplane in history

In the 1930s the Soviet Union was obsessed with the idea of huge planes. So they built a mammoth flying fortress that looked like something out of a Jules Verne novel.

Designed by Konstantin Kalinin, this plane was the size of the Empire State Building lying on its side, but equipped with cannons. It had 12 engines facing front and propellers even on the back of the wings. The propellers were needed to help lift the gigantic fortress because jet propulsion had not yet been invented.

Kalinin wanted to build two more planes but the project was scrapped because the first and only one built flew 11 times before crashing and killing 15 people. So Stalin had Kalinin executed. It was not good to fail on an expensive project under Stalin.

Not many photos were saved from those times because of the high secrecy levels of such projects

Can you imagine what it would be like sitting in this thing when those cannons go off?

Quite an airplane! Makes the B-36 look like a toy. Can you imagine dog-fighting with one of these?

Click here to read more about the Kalinin airplane.

H/t my friend Robert Wilcox.

~Eowyn