OK- I know this is not a political blog…..but
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Yeah, I know I NEVER write on the political madness about us, but I have gotten so many emails about 2nd amendement issues,and I suppose, it’s because now I write publically. I have even been asked where I stand on “the right of Americans to bear arms”(or arm bears, depending on your own views) I guess I’ll answer a few of the questions asked of me- 1- yep, i do own and use handguns. 2- yep, i believe Americans have the right to own guns-for hunting and protection of loved ones and personal property. 3- No I don’t think the new pres “de bomb a” will strip us of this right.4- Yes I thin it’s ok for visitors to state and federal parks to carry(concealed) if they are so licenced.
That said, read email below(thanks Kev) and this will be the first and last bit of politics I will ever write about, and following my usual comedic take on life here in the hills of WV.
> It does not matter if you own a gun or not. This applies
> to YOU !!
> A Little Gun History Lesson
> In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From
> 1929 to 1953, about
> 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were
> rounded up and
> In 1911,Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917,
> 1.5 million
> Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
> 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
> China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952,
> 20 million
> political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were
> rounded up and
> Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to
> 1981, 100,000 Mayan
> Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
> Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979,
> Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
> and exterminated.
> Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to
> 1977, one million ‘
> educated ‘ people, unable to defend themselves, were
> rounded up and
> Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th
> Century because
> of gun control: 56 million.
> It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia
> were forced by new
> law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed
> by their own
> government, a
> program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million
> dollars. The
> first year results are:
> Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
> Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent
> Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44
> In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are
> now up 300
> percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned
> them in, the
> criminals did not, and criminals
> still possess their guns!
> It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too!
> While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
> decrease in armed
> robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward
> in the past 12
> months, since
> criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
> There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and
> assaults of the
> ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain
> how public safety
> has decreased, after
> such monumental effort and expense was expended in
> successfully ridding
> Australian society of guns.. The Australian experience and
> the other
> historical facts above
> prove it.
> You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear
> 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
> Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
> The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please
> remind him of
> this history lesson.
> With Guns………..We Are ‘Citizens’.
> Without Them……..We Are ‘Subjects’.
> During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America
> because they knew
> most Americans were ARMED !
> Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl
> Harbor had attended
> Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attache to the U.S.
> 1925-28. Most of our
> Navy was
> destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been
> deprived of funding & was
> ill prepared to defend the country.
> It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up
> the Pearl Harbor
> attack with an invasion of the U.S. Mainland, his reply
> was that he had
> lived in the U.S. &
> knew that almost all households had guns.
> If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun
> control message to
> all your friends!
> The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do
> but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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Interesting- did’nt know this!
Ok- continuing very cold, this week expected in negative numbers!!
Yep, feelin’ good after the heart thingie a couple weeks ago, so back to the routine- cut, split and carry wood(did I mention -up 22 stairs?) fer the stove, again I am amazed by the sheer amount of wood I have to haul DAILY just to keep the house warm(enough for sweaters)although the King woodstove I picked up, while small,works great! Now if I can only overcome my fear of ladders and hang enough stovepipe to clear the roof(and I used to jump out of airplanes in the army). I mean all is well as long as the wind doesnt come out of the northeast, which in the winter is at least 1/2 the time. The house fills with smoke, instantly, and I mean, so bad ya can’t see at all. What the hell was I thinkin’ when I went to wood heat(other than savin money and somthing neat to look at)?? I have GOT to be a lunatic, all this work- all the mess, oh and lets not forget I have a bad heart. At least nowadays I no longer split wood by hand, although I did kinda enjoy it when i first started about 4 years ago. Line the log up just so and WHAM! 1 shot with the splittin maul and a 25″ block of solid wood is halved. then split multiple times till ya have a nice pile of perfect size sticks fer the stove. Satisfying. I loved it! Don’t now. up to the farm today(as every day) Nice little bit of snowfall- the world is white! The barn(box)cats no longer have to be called fer their chow. They must know the sound of the truck or somethin’- sittin’ in a row by the road a howlin’ n waitin fer me! It’s nice to be needed. Went to GB’s and he seems very ok, although I think he’s missin’ GH and GL, who havent been around for 6 or 7 days. and his housekeeper is in the hospital fer a couple weeks now. Havent seen anybody else on the Ridge for a week or so. Guess it really is winter- 78 days till april! Can’t wait. Still havent sold the church yet and I’m hopin’ I do before spring so I can move to Norman Ridge before too long. Anybody want to buy their very own Baptist Church?- under $39,000!(see real estate page) Theres not to much much goin’ on here now. We are in winter lockdown fer a while, so I will try to think up something to fill up a page the next few days. Add me to your favorites, so ya don’t miss it! and don’t forget to comment or the duck gets it!
Till next time- Keep the shiney side up!