"Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; .... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. "
-- Frederick Douglass
"Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them .............."
--Richard Henry Lee, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
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(not for our December match)
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"This Year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration.
Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future." Adolf Hitler
"It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." Ben Franklin
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ......... It expects what never was and never will be." T. Jefferson
Addressing the value of liberty: "Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." John Adams
Ask yourself, "who owns the Federal Reserve Bank?" created in 1913
""I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
"Were I to permit that a single edition of my newspaper contained an honest opinion, my occupation-like Othello's-would be gone in less than twenty-four hours. The man who would be so foolish as to write his honest opinion would soon be on the streets in search of another job.
It is the duty of a New York joumalist to lie, to distort, to revile, to toady at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread-or, what amounts to the same thing, his salary."
John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff of the New York Times, called by his peers "the Dean of his profession",
Next match is June 1
Since we can't always count on the balmy trade winds cooling the Cooper Bays where we shoot Cowboy Action matches, I think we should start our July, August, and September matches @ 9:30 AM with safety meeting at 9:15 AM. Let's keep our cowboys and cowgirls alive to shoot another season.
The Next Wild Bunch match will be June 30 at the Greenville Gun Club. Due to special permission from the MCRC members we will be hosting a Wild Bunch match at MCRC Cooper bays on August 31st. Safety meeting @ 9:15 shooting to start @ 9:30
“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
-Tench Coxe Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
“Gun control defined: The theory that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, theft, and murder will obey a law which prohibits them from owning a firearm.”
" It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and come short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knows neither victory nor defeat."