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- Apr 21, 2010
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- The Republic O' Tejas
Your quote (paraphrased or not) isn't attributable to any verifiable source, unless you count message boards and chain emails. The real reason Japan didn't invade probably had more to do with logistics than anything else.Tom said:Have you not heard the comments from the Japanese admiral about why they did not invade the West Coast of the US after Pearl Harbor, when we were relatively defenseless?
He basically said that they did not invade as they knew it would be suicide since every home had firearms and that all the civilians had marksmanship competitions and knew how to shoot. Paraphrasing here. Don't take my word for it. Look it up. The actual quote is much more compelling than my paraphrasing... Something about "... a rifle behind every blade of grass..."
I could just as easily say that anyone who thinks it is "hard" to buy a gun in this country, especially in some states like TX, clearly has never done it. Fill out some forms, a quick background check, and no waiting period. Or if that isn't easy enough, you can buy from a private seller. Try not to look skeezy, and preferably cash only.Tom said:On another note, anyone who thinks its "easy" to buy a gun in this country, especially some states like CA, clearly has never done it. It is a huge hassle and expense. There are reams of paperwork, tests, licenses, fees, government background checks, waiting periods, etc... This is not even scratching the surface of what the gun store has to go through to be "allowed" to sell it to you. It is NOT like buying a ham sandwich. There are more than 22,000 gun laws on the books, and the number grows nearly every day.
We have several guns around too. I have my Boxer to let me know if someone is around and a gun to take care of it!mainey34 said:I will not allow anyone take away my rights. I am a gun owner. I have a permit. Which is no longer needed. It is my right to carry a gun. Here in Arizona there are so many home invasions. I feel sorry for the person who ever tries this in my home, cause if my doberman doesn't get to them, one of my many pistols hidden all over my home will....
Prefer side-by-sides, myself, but for home security, a pump 12 is pretty handy...that ratchet sound is easily identifiable.Kerryann said:I am jealous. I want a double barrel shotgun. I have this love of shotguns and even though my tactical classes said they aren't good home defense in my mind I think they'd give me an advantage.
My husband is a police officer so we have his duty weapons that are "up" but not "locked up". He can get called out at any our and doesn't have time to go getting keys and stuff. However, we do lock up our personal gun..it stays loaded though. When my husband is gone over night or out of town for long periods for work and has his duty weapons with him I make him unlock the safe...it's up high enough and our kids are older now.Kerryann said:This post sort of deals with two threads in this subsection. The other morning I was getting ready for work and I heard some banging that sounded like it was coming from downstairs. I went out in the hall and couldnt hear it but I could hear it in my bathroom. I realized then my hub had all of the guns locked in the safe and I had no idea where the key was hidden. We had kids in the house so he had secured it all up a bit too well. Luckily it was just something banging in our mechanical chase (maybe a ghost.. maybe a pipe or heat duct).. I have no idea what that is but it's this space behind our bathroom that runs to the basement. It reinforced I need more time with our 1911 and I need to always know where the keys to the safe are.