|November 28, 2012, 08:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: January 10, 2012
Food for thought about hunters
AMERICA'S HUNTERS ---
The world's largest army... America 's hunters! I had never thought about this...
A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin ..
Allow me to restate that number: 600,000
Over the last several months, Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.
More men under arms than in Iran.
More than France and Germany combined.
These men deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.
That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home safely.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of
those four states And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
It's millions more.
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.
Hunting... it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.
That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us
Food for thought, when next we consider gun control.
Overall it's true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters
don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain...
What army of 2 million would want to face 30, 40, 50 million armed citizens???
I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS)
For the sake of our freedom, don't ever allow gun control
or confiscation of guns.
|November 28, 2012, 09:02 AM||#2|
Join Date: September 4, 2011
|November 28, 2012, 09:18 AM||#3|
Join Date: October 23, 2011
Location: Backwoods, PA
We also need to recognize how many of those hunters are current or former military and do have the training to defend a given area.
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton Jr
|November 28, 2012, 09:30 AM||#4|
Join Date: March 23, 2008
Location: N. Georgia
Yes, but our 'Hunter Army' is declining. In most states the number of hunters is down substantially over the last twenty years or so.
I suspect this trend will continue.
|November 28, 2012, 11:09 AM||#5|
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Hunters are a drop in the bucket.
There are at least 40 million households with firearms and at least 260 million firearms in private hands. Most estimates I've seen suggest at least 100,000,000 firearms owners.
Realize, we have more firearms owners than the ENTIRE populations of all but 10 or 11 countries and we ARE one of those 10.
We have more firearms owners than the number of active duty military in the ENTIRE world, combined, including our own, by a factor of 4 or 5, at least.
50 times more firearms owners than the army of China.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.