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Old October 2, 2001, 07:17 PM   #1
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Children SHOOTING???

Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and
you have to read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns
and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you got to love
this!!!! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a
portion of a National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female
broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a
Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to
teach
these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery,
and
shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the
rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous
activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle
discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL REINWALD: Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not
one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.
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Old October 2, 2001, 09:19 PM   #2
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I thought it was General Snerdly of the EIB Regiment responding to a Pacifica Radio newsbabe?
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Old October 2, 2001, 09:20 PM   #3
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While funny, this is a thoroughly debunked urban legend.

It is, however, worthy of a good chuckle, and I have used that argument myself with antis, upon occasion. It usually causes awkward silences.

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Old October 4, 2001, 12:02 PM   #4
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Aw, shucks!!! Here's a rare case where I would've preferred to remain uninformed. I would've loved to remain blissfully ignorant of the real facts and left believing that the incident in fact took place. What a great riposte!!!:
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Old October 4, 2001, 09:19 PM   #5
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Doesn't mean you can't use it when confronted with similar logic. Note: it can be gender-neutral, too. If the person in question is a male, say 'gigilo' in lieu of 'prostitute.'

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"And here's Smith and Wesson," murmurs Coronach, Mozambiquing six rounds of .357 into the critter at a range of three feet. -Lawdog

"True pacifism is the finest form of manliness. But if a man comes up to you and cuts your hand off, you don't just offer him the other one. Not if you want to go on playing the piano, you don't." -Sam Peckinpah

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert Heinlein
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