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Posted: 4/19/2013 4:18:09 AM EDT


Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:21:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2013 4:33:34 AM EDT by Veprk762]
The original Dept. of Homeland Security!

America F*** yeah!
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:22:07 AM EDT
Going to my first Appleseed shoot in a couple weeks.

Because 'Murica, that's why!
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:23:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By leatherpuke:
Going to my first Appleseed shoot in a couple weeks.

Because 'Murica, that's why!


Going to my first tomorrow!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:26:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ropie:
Originally Posted By leatherpuke:
Going to my first Appleseed shoot in a couple weeks.

Because 'Murica, that's why!


Going to my first tomorrow!!


I'm going to one asap- have to check the schedule.  Sounds like fun, and you can never have too much practice.

Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:27:38 AM EDT
n April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers
exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. On
the night of April 18, the royal governor of Massachusetts, General
Thomas Gage, commanded by King George III to suppress the rebellious
Americans, had ordered 700 British soldiers, under Lieutenant Colonel
Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, to seize the colonists'
military stores in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston.

A system of signals and word-of-mouth communication set up by the
colonists was effective in forewarning American volunteer militia men of
the approach of the British troops. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's
poem "Paul Revere's Ride" tells how a lantern was displayed in the
steeple of Christ Church on the night of April 18, 1775, as a signal to Paul Revere and others.







At Lexington Green, the British were met by approximately seventy American Minute Men led by John Parker.
At the North Bridge in Concord, the British were confronted again, this
time by 300 to 400 armed colonists, and were forced to march back to
Boston with the Americans firing on them all the way. By the end of the
day, the colonists were singing "Yankee Doodle" and the American Revolution had begun.

Link Posted: 4/19/2013 4:38:23 AM EDT



Originally Posted By ropie:



Originally Posted By leatherpuke:

Going to my first Appleseed shoot in a couple weeks.



Because 'Murica, that's why!




Going to my first tomorrow!!


You guys are going to have a lot of fun.

 



EVERYONE should go to an Appleseed shoot at least once.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 11:44:28 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 5:45:03 PM EDT



Originally Posted By wtturn:


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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 5:49:19 PM EDT
Today is a great day to be an American!


We must never forget ALL who have sacrificed everything to give us our freedoms.
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 10:00:58 AM EDT
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Ripped from another gun site:

The British disbanded the Massachusetts legislature, so the people set up a new legislature. The people began gathering arms in the event the British tried to disband the new legislature. In response, the British General in Boston was ordered to disarm the Americans. He did protest that Americans begin using firearms from birth and even the women are familiar with the use of firearms, but set about his duties. In December 1774, a British command was sent to Ft. William and Mary to seize powder and cannon there. Paul Revere rode to New Hamshire with warning and the British found the Fort empty when they arrived. A few months later, the British sent 250 troops to Salem Mass on Sunday morning, February 26, 1775, thinking by arriving during church services the people would be caught by surprise. But the Towns People were warned and not only drew up the draw bridge to the town, but gathered an armed militia severely out numbering the British. The British Commander was ready to show force, but a militia leader yelled “If you shoot here, you will die here.” The sheer number of militia men convinced the British that a fight would be suicide. The British turned around and marched back to their ships at Marble Head. Being so frustrated in his attempts to seize the armaments gathered by these prospective rebels, the General sent a much larger group of 700 British soldiers to Lexington and Concord to seize illegal stores of weapons on April 19, 1775. Word reached Lexington the previous evening and some citizens prepared cartridges late into the night for the Minute Men. A paltry group of a few score militia lined up on Lexington Green against an overwhelming force of British. The militia was ordered to lay down their arms, but as this was being communicated, a shot rang out. Both sides opened fire. As many as a third of the militia were killed before they could make it to cover. The Town was ransacked as the troops searched for arms. After the delay in Lexington, the British moved on to Concord, where militia from the surrounding area had been gathering for hours. When the British lead approached the North Bridge, the colonial militia opened up with such fierce firing, that the British had to turn back. The militias used guerrilla tactics and hounded the British all the way back to Boston. If not for reinforcements from Boston, the 700 may have been entirely lost. The militia men surrounded Boston and cut it off from the rest of the countryside.
In retaliation, the British General ordered a general house to house search for arms throughout Boston.

That conflict was not over hunting weapons. It was over artillery, military arms and the necessary large powder stores to use such guns.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

from the “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Modern MSM Version:

BOSTON - National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces overmatched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat. Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.
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