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Letís Talk About Cold Dead Fingers

This is a discussion on Letís Talk About Cold Dead Fingers within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Iím around guns all day. Big guns, little guns, guns that go kaboom. Fat guns, skinny guns, guns that clear a room. Since I would ...

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    Letís Talk About Cold Dead Fingers

    Iím around guns all day.

    Big guns, little guns, guns that go kaboom.
    Fat guns, skinny guns, guns that clear a room.

    Since I would like other people to take these guns home with them, I am also around other people. Since I like to interact with other people, I tend to engage these people in conversations that go beyond converting my guns to their money. Being in the south, football is usually a pretty fair bet. Peanuts, cotton, and poultry are also great topics. And of course, politics. Specifically the politics of gun control. Since people think being behind the gun counter somehow endows me with a supernatural insight in these matters, they want to know my opinion. ďWhatís going to happen James? What are they going to ban? How do you think this is going to end?ď After stating an unconvincing disclaimer about not being intellectually infallible, I generally paint a gloomy picture of the future where guns are much more heavily regulated, if not outright banned...

    Youíve heard it from That guy who played Ben-Hur. Youíve heard it from the NRA. Youíve heard it from your crazy uncle Bill. Posters, patches and bumper stickers have shouted it far and wide: ďYou can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!Ē Many, many people that I encounter daily utter this as if it fixes everything. They think all it takes to keep their guns is a couple extra mags under their pillow, and a half dozen cheap-ass Walmart game cams to let em know when their coming.

    What does that really mean? Does that mean that your gun is worth more than your life? Does that mean your going to stand bare chested, brandishing a firearm on your porch when they come for them, only to be mowed down in a hail of state-sanctioned lead? It makes you feel good to say it, but it doesnít accomplish anything. Ideally, it will never come to that. Information, education and dialog (when, that is, you can find a rational person to debate) is where we need to focus.

    Honestly, I donít intend to die for my guns. George C Scott (or was it George S. Patton?) said it best: ďThe object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.Ē In the unfortunate event that we all fail our civic duty to preserve the second amendment within the constraints of law, I intend to join with like minded people and reinstate it from the bushes, tree lines, and other reasonably extracatable positions. And if you positively, absolutely have to be loud and confrontational about it, do it when youíre surrounded by a couple thousand similarilly armed friends.Waving a gun in front of your house whilst quoting a bumper sticker doesnít accomplish anything. It just makes you dead.

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    Uhhh rah! Preach on Brother.
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    The loud talk comes mainly from those who have never fired a shot in anger, and been shot at.
    Watch out for the quiet ones.
    "There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
    "Leave the artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot." Napoleon
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    Molon labe Not about my life for a gun. It is about standing for the constitution for our rights all of them. My life has been put on line many times for this country. It may be again. Answer me this what would you take a stand for ? My impression is not much unless it is easy.
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    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

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    All this inspirational speech has reminded me of the guy who gave me the prepper bug from his famous paperback book in the 70s on how to survive the coming hard times. Smart old Mormon Prepper named Howard Ruff. He say..."dont never fight with the government cause they got much bigger and better guns than what we have." It really made an imparct on a young skull full of mush...when I realized..dang hes right. lol.
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    What does that really mean? Does that mean that your gun is worth more than your life? Does that mean your going to stand bare chested, brandishing a firearm on your porch when they come for them, only to be mowed down in a hail of state-sanctioned lead? It makes you feel good to say it, but it doesn’t accomplish anything. Ideally, it will never come to that. Information, education and dialog (when, that is, you can find a rational person to debate) is where we need to focus.
    That is what it meant for the colonists, and your thinking is shallow, so if you don't intend to die for your guns, OK. What do you intend to do, turn them in when the cops show up?

    Information and dialogue are only worth so much, and actions speak louder than words. And if you want dialogue with them, go ahead; but it will end right after they get your guns.
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    If the cops want my guns..I would give em up..then go buy more at the carwash over in the ghetto. They have anything a person might want. Just sit on the tailgate and have a coke..and the salesmen show up trying to be helpful. They also sell drugs and viagra etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
    If the cops want my guns..I would give em up..then go buy more at the carwash over in the ghetto. They have anything a person might want. Just sit on the tailgate and have a coke..and the salesmen show up trying to be helpful. They also sell drugs and viagra etc.
    And no background check either.
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    Its not dying for my guns that would make me fight back, hard and smart...rather, its not being able to live freely after surrendering to a tyrannical government knowing their boot will be on my neck for the rest of my life.

    Someone said it better than I,

    LIVE FREE OR DIE.
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