Friday, April 15, 2011

The founders' intention fulfilled!

The world's largest army is America’s hunters!

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.

* 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 in France and Germany combined.

* These men deployed to the woods of a single American state 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.

* Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest Army in the world.

* The point?

* America is well positioned to deal with foreign invasion with this kind of home-grown firepower.

* Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of both personal freedom and contribution to national security.


NY: Homeowner shoots intruder who killed his dog: "A gunman and two other suspects forced their way inside a two-story, yellow-colored home on Adams Street in East Islip around 2 a.m. Once inside the home, the suspect armed with a .22 caliber rifle shot the family’s pit bull. A man who lives in the home, grabbed a shotgun and returned fire, police said."

Grassroots gun rights groups gain momentum: "Considering that there are an estimated 80 million gun owners in the United States, it should be no surprise that local organizations devoted to protecting and promoting gun rights -- especially in the wake of the 2008 Heller ruling and the 2010 McDonald decision by the U.S. Supreme Court -- have been springing up, growing in numbers and gaining political clout"

OH: Bill for concealed guns in bars advances in state Senate: "Despite strong objections from law enforcement, a Senate committee approved a bill yesterday that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons into bars and restaurants - provided they don't drink. The Senate is expected to act quickly on the legislation, voting as early as today, according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Timothy J. Grendell, R-Chesterland. A Senate spokesman downplayed the possibility of an immediate vote, however. Before the committee voted 7-2 to approve Senate Bill 17, opponents warned legislators that the proposal to loosen Ohio's gun law would lead to more violence, and they questioned how waiters and bartenders would be able to enforce the drinking ban." The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, is similar to a measure that failed in the General Assembly last year. But it's expected to pass this year after last fall's election of strong Republican majorities in the Senate and House."


Wireless.Phil said...

"The founders' intention fulfilled!"

Flawed data used.

As a Veteran on disability, my Ohio wild game, fishing, hunting, trapping, etc. is free. However I have not owned a firearm in over 15 years.
How may other vets are in the same position as myself? No one knows?

Therefore the data is flawed!

jonjayray said...

It would be a rare hunter who owned no firearms

Wireless.Phil said...


I never said I was a hunter. Collector and target shoot yes.

As for my free state license, the ODNR Division of Wildlife fills in 'everything' and issues a license for 'everything' thats legal, whether I hunt of not.

Legally, because I live within 1000 feet of a private school an a public school, I cannot have a firearm in my residence.

Wireless.Phil said...

Back to the article, there is more on this you may wish to publish?

Group takes shot at Lundy over concealed carry vote
April 26th, 2011

An Ohio gun owners’ rights group has accused state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, of lying to get its endorsement in last November’s election.

In an advertisement taken out in local newspapers, The Buckeye Firearms Association said that Lundy misrepresented himself when he told them he backed changing the laws governing how concealed carry permit holders handle their weapons in vehicles and whether they’re allowed to take their guns into restaurants that sell alcohol.

When asked on the organization’s questionnaire whether he would support concealed carry permit holders to remain armed in establishments that sell alcohol, the ad said Lundy responded, “Yes. But only if the license holder in not consuming alcohol, intoxicated, or under the influence.”

The association said that Lundy has since voted against bringing the law out of a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives and has even introduced amendments that gun owners oppose, including one that would make concealed carry permit holders’ information a public record.

“Matt Lundy gave gun owners his word that if they voted for him, he would be with them when they needed his vote,” the ad, which has not appeared in The Chronicle-Telegram, said. “Now that we need his support on these issues, he is turning his back on us and the Ohio gun owners he represents.”

But Lundy denied that he was trying to deceive anyone and remains a strong proponent of the Second Amendment.
“I’m disappointed, but I’ve been very clear that I support the Second Amendment,” he said.

He said he gave brief answers to the questions provided to him by the association, but has additional concerns about allowing the carrying of guns into bars and restaurants.

He said his worry isn’t what concealed carry permit holders will do in an establishment selling alcohol, but rather what others who are drinking might to do get their hands on a gun carried by a valid permit holder.

Jim Irvine, the association’s chairman, said everyone is entitled to their opinion, but he feels that Lundy wasn’t being truthful when he answered the survey sent to candidates.

“He’s in a tight district and he wants our support,” Irvine said. “I don’t know why he told us one thing and did another.”
The association has never taken the step of taking out newspaper ads accusing candidates of lying before, but then it hasn’t encountered a problem like this before, Irvine said.

Irvine also said he’s tried to contact Lundy several times to discuss the issue, but Lundy hasn’t returned his calls. Lundy said he’s called Irvine back, but hasn’t been able to reach him.

The legislation is now pending before the full House of Representatives, Lundy said.