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My nephew, a Kansas State Trooper, sent me the following essay this morning. Thought it was well worth posting here.

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Forwarded By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

Finally. . . A statement about guns that makes a lot of sense.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and
force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of
either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding
under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those
two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact
through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social
interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is
the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use
reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your
threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon
that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger,
a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger,
and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys
with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical
strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a
defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad
force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more
civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm
makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course,
is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed
either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most
of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the
banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and
the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A
mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a
society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal
that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is
fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are
won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on
the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't
constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings
and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun
makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker
defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is
level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an
octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply
wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal
and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight,
but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means
that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm
afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the
actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the
actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the
equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
 

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My mother is in the hospital and not expected to live much longer.
My brother, sister and I are takeing turns sitting with her.
At around 1 am saturday morning I had to go smoke a cigarett and the close'es exit was the emergentcy room exit and i had my car parked near there.
As I was exiting I was met by a gang of 8 blk teenagers that had been in a fight with a GAY gang, the gay gang cut one of them up real bad.
As I paused to look the gay gang pulled up and now I was in the middle of a bad situation.
Lucky for me here come three police and other than some serious filth comeing out of there mouth a brawl was avoided when the cops showed up. My son was one of the cops and he told me to get the He(( away from here which I did to my car to watch. ( And to help my baby if he was fidd'in to get hurt)
Now I don't mind tell'in yall it kinda scared me and too I had left my only pistol with my wife.

Every body MUST have the right to own and carrie a hand gun in this country...I was in the middle of a pack of crazied Animals defensless at a Big hospital.
So it doesnt matter where you go there will always be the likley hood you'll need the protection and comfort of knowing you have a firearm on you TODAY.
 

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Great writing! Any idea who wrote it?

Be careful their AH. That would be an embarrassing way to go - killed by a gay gang! :)
 

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Here's a drink to the idealized armed civilization envisioned by Jefferson.
:beerchug::friday:
 

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A gay gang in Arkansas? And I thought I had heard everything! :) :)
 

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This is a great essay. Glad you posted it.
 

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Great Ox, I printed copies for my Grandkids.
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Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security
 

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HEY .22guy I'd never seen or heard of them before until then. lol One of them I guess weighed 390 lbs 7 ft. tall and around 30 years old I swear ! And was wearing a thoug ( did I spell that right) The others with him looked to be 16 to 18 years old.
The other gang looked to be 16 to 25 years old and got there butts kicked
I honestly got concerned, but other than cussing they didn't get into a fight at the hosp.
I ask my son today about the big **** and he said he wasn't a trouble maker but he was picked on by his race and normaly beat the liven crap out of people that picked on him and his harem.
He sure was a big ugly bastid dressed like a girl ! Gross Gross Gross.
Don't ever tell me that life style is normal...A.H
 

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I'm glad you all seemed to appreciate that essay. Sometimes I wonder if I'm alone in my thinking when I read something that totally makes sense. Wish I knew whom to give credit to for being it's author. It came to me without that information...but, regardless, it seemed so logical that it just had to be posted.

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I'm glad you all seemed to appreciate that essay. Sometimes I wonder if I'm alone in my thinking when I read something that totally makes sense. Wish I knew whom to give credit to for being it's author. It came to me without that information...but, regardless, it seemed so logical that it just had to be posted.

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Here is the link to the author the munchkin wrangler.: why the gun is civilization.

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AH, I know that's not funny--- but that's funny.LOL
I guess La(lower Arkansas) is getting like L.A.(Los Angles) more every day.
That's what you would call a free wake-up call for you. Glad it didn't cost you anything to learn it.

Watch out for that 300lb. tooth fairy!:tounge-in-cheek:

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I'm glad you all seemed to appreciate that essay. Sometimes I wonder if I'm alone in my thinking when I read something that totally makes sense. Wish I knew whom to give credit to for being it's author. It came to me without that information...but, regardless, it seemed so logical that it just had to be posted.
Ox
and that's why it dont fly. it's logical.
 

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Thanks Ox, this is one of the best posts I have read in a long time.
 

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Interesting article, thought I'd resurrect this so newer members can read it.
 

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Thanks ! First time I've seen it. Excellent post, Ox.
 

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Thats an awesome article Ox, and so very true!!

Its like someone once said; "God made man and Sam Colt made men equal."
 
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