Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner

PROTECTING FREEDOM.....HALF AN INCH AT A TIME.

Monday, July 09, 2007

An Armed Populace

is an inherently safe populace. Who wants to rob or attack someone who quite possibly has a gun??!! It levels the playing field, allowing the ordinary citizen to defend himself against crime and terror. The Iraqi government today urged that its' citizens arm themselves amid the violence in the country. While this may prove to be a headache for the forces who have to sort the good guys with guns from the bad guys with guns, but I believe thoroughly in the concept that one of the best ways to deter violence is to be ready to respond with equal violence. This may well work well.

SCOUTS OUT!!!!!!

SGT MDG.....OUT!!!!!!!

13 Comments:

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, interesting point to ponder. But let's look at some examples.

Power outage in New York City, where handguns are banned. Looting and lawlessness prevails. On another occasion, an ice storm knocks out power to most of Spokane County where citizens still have the right to bear arms. All is quiet as everyone stays home....armed.

Perhaps the framers of our Constitution had some wisdom and forethought after studying the human condition before they set off the great American experiment in freedom.

djb

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger LittleMazza said...

OK! You're back! Yes, I am very thankful for all those who have taken up arms to protect our country AND I am glad that the men in our family have done the same. I'm thankful they have taken up the means and the responsibility to protect us women.

You're readers might have already seen the "Revised Speech of General Patton in reponse to the Iraqi War" on U-tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyUX6wV1lBQ Kudos to the producer, Mike Kaminski

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Jim Baxter said...

Every September, I recall that is more than half a century (62 years) since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II. This time every year, I have watched and listened to the light-hearted "peaceniks" and their light-headed symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that "Peace is not a cause - it is an effect."

In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was a BARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa. We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan.

B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo.

We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions, perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland.

In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered.

Following the 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese admiral said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant..." Indeed, they had. Not surprisingly, the atomic bomb was produced by a free people functioning in a free environment. Not surprisingly because the creative process is a natural human choice-making process and inventiveness occurs most readily where choice-making opportunities abound. America!

Tamper with a giant, indeed! Tyrants, beware: Free men are nature's pit bulls of Liberty! The Japanese learned the hard way what tyrants of any generation should know: Never start a war with a free people - you never know what they may invent!

As a newly assigned member of a U.S. Marine intelligence section, I had a unique opportunity to visit many major cities of Japan, including Tokyo and Hiroshima, within weeks of their destruction. For a full year I observed the beaches, weapons, and troops we would have assaulted had the A-bombs not been dropped. Yes, it would have been very destructive for all, but especially for the people of Japan.

When we landed in Japan, for what came to be the finest and most humane occupation of a defeated enemy in recorded history, it was with great appreciation, thanksgiving, and praise for the atomic bomb team, including the aircrew of the Enola Gay. A half million American homes had been spared the Gold Star flag, including, I'm sure, my own.

Whenever I hear the apologists expressing guilt and shame for A-bombing and ending the war Japan had started (they ignore the cause-effect relation between Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki), I have noted that neither the effete critics nor the puff-adder politicians are among us in the assault landing-craft or the stinking rice paddies of their suggested alternative, "conventional" warfare. Stammering reluctance is obvious and continuous, but they do love to pontificate about the Rights that others, and the Bomb, have bought and preserved for them.

The vanities of ignorance and camouflaged cowardice abound as license for the assertion of virtuous "rights" purchased by the blood of others - those others who have borne the burden and physical expense of Rights whining apologists so casually and self-righteously claim.

At best, these fakers manifest a profound and cryptic ignorance of causal relations, myopic perception, and dull I.Q. At worst, there is a word and description in The Constitution defining those who love the enemy more than they love their own countrymen and their own posterity. Every Yankee Doodle Dandy knows what that word is.

In 1945, America was the only nation in the world with the Bomb and it behaved responsibly and respectfully. It remained so until two among us betrayed it to the Kremlin. Still, this American weapon system has been the prime deterrent to earth's latest model world- tyranny: Seventy years of Soviet collectivist definition, coercion, and domination of individual human beings.

The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice, and choice is the fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth's choicemaker, it is our human identity on nature's beautiful blue planet and the natural premise of man's free institutions, environments, and respectful relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men choose, create, and progress - or die.

Free men should not fear the moon-god-crowd oppressor nor choose any of his ways. Recall with a confident Job and a victorious David, "Know ye not you are in league with the stones of the field?"

Semper Fidelis
Jim Baxter
Sgt. USMC
WW II and Korean War

Job 5:23 Proverbs 3:31 I Samuel 17:40
http://www.choicemaker.net/

 
At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA said...

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At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Pete said...

Hey there,

Random surfing on the web led me to this page, and enjoyed it! Keep up the good work.

I have a favor to ask: I run the website World War II Database, and have a brief on the weapon Browning "Ma Deuce" M2. Here's the URL:

http://ww2db.com/weapon.php?q=55

As you can see, it's rather undistinguished from other M2 pages on the web. I was wondering if you could share your experience with the weapon for me to post on that site? I'd of course return the favor by reciprocating the link.

Let me know if you'd be generous enough to share your expertise! Thanks!

Pete
http://ww2db.com

 
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At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Sgt Strike said...

In a modernized world where communication is essential to do business, to keep the flow of ideas and maintain peace and security that instead of concerns about what is happening with hand guns that we have a larger concern and that is leadership. Not just the President but also the politicians themselves. Who would want to be a politician if they a. they were paid on a normal day's wage or based on performance, b. they were hired based on past performance and not who kisses more babies or steals more lolly pops when no one is looking, c. their retirements and insurances are no better or worse then the next guys, d. they cannot receive contributions from US citizens and not corporations with their own hidden agendas, d. cannot continue to fleece Americans or sell our troops down the river, e. negotiate better trade deals for everyone else and leave American high and dry f. create more opportunity for American to find work or become employed or even better, help create new industries that create work for not thousands but millions even tens of missilions, g. or keep handguns because each and everyday they are concerned that the decions they make which they are making for themselves first and no one second might produce an armed militia hell bent on exacting some form of revengs and finally h. an America where their decisions and votes are plastered for everyone to see so that everyone can measure their decisions and decide how those decisions are affecting everyone and not just the small few. America, our politicians and I mean all of them not just Democrats and Republicans, but all of them want to desperately be in power and then stay there as long as possible. Why? Because of money and power and the only way the system works today is if American gets screwed and these unfortunate leadership with a single goal of getting wealthy at the expense of the rest of us must go!

 
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Responsible gun owners deserve their guns.

 

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