No, not OCM, whose blog I happened to stop off at and indirectly got the idea for this post from. Tench Coxe.
Tench Coxe was another of the Founding Fathers. He was the delegate from Pennsylvania to the Constitutional Convention. He was an anti-Federalist, which means he was against an all-powerful central government.
“The power of the sword, say the minority..., is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people.”
* The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
So all you willfully blind leftists with your “the Second Amendment was only about muskets and single shot horse pistols, because that’s all they had in those days” ... you are full of crap. May I remind you of Lexington and Concord, and what Paul Revere’s ride was about? CANNONS were privately owned in those days. Artillery, both on land and at sea. And while the range of such weapons was only about a mile and a half, and they didn’t always fire explosive shells, a 32 pound cannonball could EASILY shoot your house down. One shot, properly aimed. No more house. Crash. Try doing that with one round of .50 BMG.
I think OCM wants his own rocket propelled grenade launcher. Good for him. As long as he understands he’s responsible for every bit of damage caused by every bit of shrapnel when he blasts something, then let him own it.
Damn Drew, I’ve told you many a time that Progressive/liberal/marxist types have no understanding of facts and history. You might as well tell a bird to lift weights or monkeys to rides elephants in rush hour traffic. Mock Them, Mock them as long as it takes but Mock Them.
Drew, thank you for finding this quote. I had believed I had read it during a history class long ago, but could not find.
I shall send this to all my frinds, and will carry a copy with my “No Guns, No Money” cards to show to all the “2nd Amendment is about hunting” fruitcakes!
When you combine this with the quote above
This is why the Left hates guns with a screaming passion. If you and I can use a gun to make the world a safer place, then so can they. Yet people like Rosa Gill are too scared to take any responsibility for their own safety or for the safety of the children in their class. Rather than confront their own cynicism and cowardice they loudly proclaim that YOU are the problem. They demand that we accept that NOTHING can be done to cover up for the fact that they know in their hearts that THEY are too scared to lift a finger to defend their children.
And it gets to the real heart of the problem - the 2nd Amendment is the last defense We The People have against tyrannical rule.
God Help America - oh wait, it’s all suppose to be over today.
Drew, you don’t seriously think ocm is responsible enough to be given a water pistol, much less something lethal. Do ya?