Concealed Carry – The Right of Every American Citizen to Bear Arms

CONCEALED CARRY???

Just been thinking: Where would we be today if all the ordinary citizens had not been allowed to own, conceal, and carry their own guns back in the 1770’s? Well … we’d still be subjects of England … which means we would not have been in existence as a nation in the 1940’s … which means that we would not have been there to help save England … and all the rest of the world … from Hitler’s murderous rampage across the planet … which means …
Need I say more???

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  1. After reading your post on Daily Post I had to come over for a look as we come from very opposite sides of the fence (and the Atlantic).

    No disagreement with decolonialisation, for any Brit colonies. But I also don’t agree with the current day imperialism that is being carried on under another name.

    Did you really save England? Had USA still been part of the British Empire (I am asking this hypothetically rather than suggesting that should be the case), perhaps the US may have contributed to World Wars in the same way as India, Canada, NZ, Aus, etc etc

    And another point, I’m not sure that ‘England’ and the ‘rest of the world’ was saved by America finally intervening. Would America have intervened without Pearl Harbour? What about the Russian winter – always a killer in war?

    We all learn different things about wars from our differing perspectives. I was taught very little about the far east conflicts.

    But I think that is a rather simplistic comment. And, apparently when posting controversial posts, one should write more info and back it up with facts. Anyway, here’s one of my posts about wars:

    http://roughseasinthemed.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/strange-meeting/

    1. happypatriot says:

      I’ll answer part of your comment from my perspective and experience as both a student and teacher of American and World History for most of my adult life. And as one who has known and communicated on a very personal basis with the generation of men and women — from a number of countries — who took part in W.W. II. My statements are not based on theory or conjecture — or even on high-minded ideologies. They are based on hard, cold facts, and the statements of people who lived through those hard, cold facts during those years.

      As near as I can understand the statements of the leaders of every major European power at the close of WWII and shortly thereafter — and as near as I can understand their written histories of those events — every major European leader agreed that had the U. S. not entered the war with its manpower and firepower, there would have been no chance for the kind of victory over Hitler’s regime that the world experienced.

      And without question, regardless of what anyone believes about the “rightness” of atomic bombs, the fact remains that unless the U. S. had dropped the atomic bombs when they did, the death toll and horrific suffering of tens of millions of people would have become so astronomical that we could not have counted it accurately. It would have far surpassed the death toll and suffering of the people who were victims of the bombs themselves.

      So, yes, I believe, along with most of the world leaders during that decade, that it was the U. S.’s intervention that most definitely turned the tide of Hitler’s murderous rampage and saved the freedom of most or all of those nations.

      As to the fact that the U. S. did not enter the war until after Pearl Harbor, I believe that fact is one of the greatest shames on the history of the people of the United States. We stood by and watched Hitler and his entourage of demons over-run country after country, murder tens of thousands of innocent people, and confiscate all their rightful land — and we did nothing. There is no moral excuse for such shameful isolationism and selfishness. It was not until England was attacked that we got serious about caring what happened, but it was not until our own men were killed — on soil that had been designated a U. S. base — that we finally rose up off of our miserable, pompous rear ends and did something. Had we acted much sooner, I personally believe that there would not have been nearly as heavy a price to pay for ending the war. In fact, had we acted during the first year, I seriously doubt that there would have been any need for the atomic bomb at all.

      I don’t really care to comment on the rest of your ideas, but please know that I do respect your right to those ideas at all times. Those millions of unselfish American men and women who fought bravely and gave their lives in both world wars bought you that precious, priceless right to continue to believe and speak freely what is in your heart. If they had not — if the monsters like Hitler had won instead — you would not have that right today. I would never trample on their sacrifice by trying to prohibit anyone from joyously practicing those blood-bought freedoms. Please feel free to visit and comment any time.

  2. I drafted a very long response. It was too long.

    I’ll stick to 418,000 Americans died in WW2. Including civilians. Not millions. Oh and just over 100,000 in WW1,

    Check the facts.

    1. happypatriot says:

      If you prefer your figures, then you can be thankful for 518,000 Americans who gave their lives — as well as all the other thousands who came home so seriously wounded and maimed that their lives were destroyed anway. Every one of them sacrificed to pay for all the freedoms that you enjoy today. And history does bear out the statement that Hitler would not have been stopped if it had not been for those multiplied thousands of U. S. troops coming into the battle.

      And the point of my post is still valid. Without the freedom to bear arms, there would have been no United States to help anyone.

      1. http://cloudsmovingin.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/who-won-the-war/

        418000 americans did NOT buy my freedom. Ever. More British and Allied Powers died than Americans.

        Milliions of people, not four hundred thousand. (USA deaths).

        What history shows is that nothing as simple as it appears.

        But don’t quote ridiculous and inaccurate figures. And don’t say that America saved England.

        And don’t say the freedom to bear arms won WW2. It is totally irrelevant.

        1. happypatriot says:

          You are certainly entitled to your opinion and your personal conception of the facts, and I’m sorry that you are upset by what I have said here. But you need to remember that you knew pretty much what to expect before you came. It was your own curiosity — according to the words in your original comment — that brought you here.

          If you do not like what you read here, you do not have to read it. I’m certainly not going to waste my time arguing with you. The purpose of this blog is not to carry on discussions with people of different ideologies. It’s purpose is to put into print what I believe it is my responsibility to put into print. You have the same right to do exactly the same thing on your own blogs. If this blog upsets you, I suggest that you visit only those blogs written by people who agree with you.

          1. I never said I was upset. But I do like to read different opinions because I like to think I am broad-minded enough to do so. And I thought your initial comments that brought me here were well worded.

            But if you don’t want discussion, your choice. I’m happy for it on my blog. I don’t publish for the sake of it.

            Thank you for the recommendation. I can work that one out myself.

          2. happypatriot says:

            I do want you to know, though, that I appreciate your honesty and sincerity. And I’m glad you mentioned one particular point, because I had not even thought that perhaps someone might misunderstand the role I was giving the United States in the war. Realizing my wording might be taken in a little different way, leads me to consider possibly changing the wording of one of the sentences in that particular post.

            And I do mean it when I say you are welcome to comment. I will post all of your comments — if you decide to make any in the future. I just don’t have the time to spend discussing most of those posts at length. I know some people blog for the sake of discussion, but at this time, I just can’t add too much of that to my plate.

        2. happypatriot says:

          I will say one more thing to clear up a possible misunderstanding. I never even implied that the United States defeated Hitler single-handedly. What I said was that none of the other nations could have defeated him thoroughly if the United States had not entered the battle against Hitler’s forces and given their all to help. That fact is simply the truth. And in light of that fact, yes, you and all the rest of the people in the world, owe a debt of gratitude to American soldiers and all the soldiers from all the other countries who fought so valiantly. My points concerning the United States were originally made only in reference to the point of one particular post about the right to carry weapons. You evidently misunderstood and thought I was giving the entire credit for WW II to my own country. That is definitely not the case, and I’m sorry if I was not clear.

          However, you are never going to agree with the material on the “Happy Patriot” site, and you will probably be a lot happier not reading it.

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    1. happypatriot says:

      Thank you. I’m glad. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to post a lot lately, due to my father’s illness and then his passing late last month — and an impossible work schedule as well — but I do appreciate your taking the time to encourage this site. Hopefully, I can keep it updated better in the near future.

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