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Saturday, January 12, 2013
What do a rock and gun have in common?
Are these not weapons as well as swords?
went to the rifle range last week and when I went in to check and clear
inspection of my weapons before entering the firing line I was bluntly
and sarcastically informed by one of the the officers that there where no
weapons on his range "only guns." I was so shocked by his
attitude and what he said that I just said "oh!" The thing is that a
bow and arrow is a weapon also a spear is a weapon and a sword is a
weapon hell a sling and rock a can be a weapon if applied with skill.
I'm amazed that we have reached such a point in this country that the
word weapon is politically incorrect. I will tell you why I call my
firearms weapons. When I was in basic training I made the mistake of
calling my M-16 a gun and was informed of the misapplication of the
term gun and to drive the fact home that my rifle was not a gun I hand
to stand at attention in front of a telephone pole and for the rest of
the day 8 hours. I had to salute the pole and say
as loud as I could "sir this is my rifle" and then lift it in the air
over my head then order arms and grab my crotch and say "this is my
gun." Now you do that over and over for several hours and believe me you
will know the difference between a gun and a rifle. Rifle, weapon or
gun I never thought that in America we would ever get the point where we
are so politically correct that we had to make the distinction between
these terms. They are interchangeable. Whether it is a bow & arrow,
spear or a sling with a rock. All through the ages these tools have been
used as weapons, to put food on the table, to protecting ones family or in
times of war. It doesn't matter what you call it weapon, gun or rock
they can and are all at one time or another been used for these
purposes. So, you officer at the range. I don't where you got your facts
but my drill instructor could clear up any misconceptions for you about
the difference between what a gun and a rifle is. So get over yourself
you politically incompetent nincompoop!