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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:00
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Ironically, written by an Englishman.

As were all the now-Patriots.

Funny, that.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:11
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Not all brick. Many were indeed Englishman by birth. But some of the more esteemed men were not: Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, VA. General of the Armies* George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, VA. James Madison, VA. Patrick Henry, VA, etc.

As far as the Patriots and Founders were concerned, the common denominator was a birthplace in the then colony of Virginia.

* I recently learned, which I had not known previously, the Omar Bradley was a five-star General.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:14
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I am given to understand that Gen. Washington was posthumously awarded a 6th star to ensure that no future officer would outrank him.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:17
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Err, I do believe that the colonists thought themselves "English," with their rights therein being abused by George III, hence their initial attempts to redress the offences prior to declaring independence.

Regardless, they thought the rights inherent simply for existing worth fighting for and enshrining in the agreement to form the United States of America.

So that, unless the majority of the states and/or the citizens voted for themselves to toss those rights away, no government could decide it knew best regarding those specific rights.

Although the 'enumerated' powers sure seems to be taking a beating in recent years.






In the precedence of "General of the Armies," five-star rank, Washington is given seniority, Pershing next, then the WWII bubbas.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:20
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I defer to your superior knowledge of the situation.
A bit of reading shows that Washington never wore more than 3 stars, and this order was bicentennial rigamarole.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 13:33
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421dog:

Correct, George Washington never obtained a rank above a 3-star/Lt. General which he obtained, coincidentally, on 4 July 1798.

The title of "General of the Armies of the United States" was posthumously bestowed upon him in Jan 1976. And rightfully so.

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Old 29th Oct 2014, 14:11
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The US has a gun problem? that's odd because I have no problem at all in adding to my growing arsenal. I wonder why that might be?
My guns must be totally defective. I should have them checked, because despite what all the lefties tell me how guns are evil and killers of children, mine have never hurt anyone, much less killed someone.
 
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The only long gun I have which has been fired in anger is a .22 which was used to do away with a rather irksome coon. Got sick and tired of picking up the trash from the road after his nightly dumpster diving routine.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 14:37
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A USA gun thread. That won't be controversial, will it?

Dushan you have never shot any children YET - every gunman that committed a school massacre was in the same position as you at one time. In the future you may or may not have some kind of mental breakdown - none of us can predict our future physical or mental health.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 14:53
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At some point, one must take the history of an individual as a bonafide.

If someone is an upstanding member of the community, has demonstrated his responsibility through gainful employment and avoidance of entanglements with the legal or mental health establishments, and evinces a desire to carry a weapon, who are we to say otherwise?

It is clear that such people are markedly less likely to be involved in felonious conduct with firearms than are members of law enforcement.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:04
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My guns must be totally defective. I should have them checked, because despite what all the lefties tell me how guns are evil and killers of children, mine have never hurt anyone, much less killed someone.
No, guns are inanimate remember? You cannot guarantee that you, or somebody, else won't injure or kill someone with your guns though.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:11
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Dushan, my Browning Medalist was lethal. After a safety check at the range, I was removing the magazine from where it was holding the slide open, and I caught my fingertip in the slide. These things are clearly overdue for banning.
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LSM, if you are so fearful, then you might be advised to not own any guns.
Not everyone shares your irrational fears.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:14
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Dushan, my Browning Medalist was lethal. After a safety check at the range, I was removing the magazine from where it was holding the slide open, and I caught my fingertip in the slide. These things are clearly overdue for banning.
Ouch, sounds like a bad case of blood blister.
 
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Magnus:

The Browning Medalist is a fine piece of iron indeed. Being a long gun kinda guy myself I own but one hand gun.

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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:16
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At some point, one must take the history of an individual as a bonafide.

If someone is an upstanding member of the community, has demonstrated his responsibility through gainful employment and avoidance of entanglements with the legal or mental health establishments, and evinces a desire to carry a weapon, who are we to say otherwise?

It is clear that such people are markedly less likely to be involved in felonious conduct with firearms than are members of law enforcement.
As long as they don't find out the number of posts I make in JB I am OK.
 
Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:18
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Magnus:

The Browning Medalist is a fine piece of iron indeed. Being a long gun kinda guy myself I own but one hand gun.

Err, Mr. RGB, "Made in Japan"? A replica?
 
Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:20
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Dushan you have never shot any children YET - every gunman that committed a school massacre was in the same position as you at one time. In the future you may or may not have some kind of mental breakdown - none of us can predict our future physical or mental health.

Yup, and if you're the US where pretty much any Tom,Dick or Harry can buy a gun without any sort of substantial restriction, and you allow gun numbers to grow and grow with no thought, then you substantially increase the prospect of people going crazy..... as is demonstrated on a monthly basis at US schools.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:26
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Dushan:

The photo of the Desert Eagle is indeed one of a replica. You can thank the Israelis for that one, in that they licensed it for production in Japan.

However, the Mark XIX model I have is manufactured here in the U.S. at MRI's - now Kahr Arms - factory in MN.
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Old 29th Oct 2014, 15:28
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 View Post
LSM, if you are so fearful, then you might be advised to not own any guns.
Not everyone shares your irrational fears.
Sorry? Where did I say I was fearful?
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