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AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

Sunday, December 16, 2012 03:34 PM

Armed24Seven

Join Date: 05/10/2012

Posts: 166

AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

In WWII, Japan's highest ranking naval officer was Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto. Although he was Japanese, and his loyalties were unquestionably with The Empire, he studied for many years in America, graduating from Harvard University.  There is an oft-repeated (and sometimes disputed) quote attributed to him regarding the possibility of any nation taking a war to American soil:

"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."

Here is why he was correct:

The state of Wisconsin recently completed an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That's great, considering there were over 600,000 hunters that got permits in 2010.

Allow me to restate that number.

Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world - more men under arms than Iran; more than France and Germany combined - deployed to the woods of a single American state to keep the deer population under control.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who were in the woods of Pennsylvania or Michigan's 700,000 hunters have now returned home.  Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. 
And that is just FOUR states.

The total population of registered hunters in America today ranges from 23 million to 43.7 million individuals. (Based on annual data provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.)

As long as the American Hunter retains his right to Bear Arms, America will forever be safe from foreign invasion of troops.

Hunting - it's not just a way to fill the freezer.  It's a matter of national security.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 03:49 PM

Klondyke

Join Date: 06/09/2012

Posts: 236

AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

Which story do you think will get the most laughs?  



School shooting in Connecticut leaves 27 dead, including 20 children

A gunman walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning and opened fire, killing 26, including 20 young children. The shooter was also found dead inside the school of a self-inflicted gunshot.

The horrific event took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, a K-4 school for five- to ten-year-old students. The massacre was the worst in the US since the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech University, which left 33 dead. The killings follow by less than five months the shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where 12 were killed and 58 injured.

Newtown, a small, affluent New England town about 80 miles northeast of New York City, has been ranked as one of the safest places to live in America. The community attracts families who want to send their children to the town’s well-regarded public schools. Residents, shocked and in mourning, expressed disbelief that this type of tragedy could take place in their town.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 04:54 PM

Snørri

Join Date: 05/26/2012

Posts: 448

Re:AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

Armed24seven, you haven't got a clue. First of all, an army is organized and follows a plan. A bunch of hunters with guns is at best a disorganized mob that can be easily defeated by an organized, trained and disciplined force, but it does make a nice fantasy. A perfect example is the Roman legion's defeat of the tribals mobs of England under Boudica..  Secondly, it won't take an invading army to bring America to its' knees. The next war is already going on. It's an economic war being waged against our economy, it's a cyber war being waged against our financial institutions and infrastructure. All the gun bearinng hunters in the world are useless against such assaults.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 05:25 PM

Armed24Seven

Join Date: 05/10/2012

Posts: 166

Re:AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

Typical reactions from the uneducated!

Sunday, December 16, 2012 05:27 PM

azsu

Join Date: 12/01/2005

Posts: 786

Re:AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY

I have seen a lot of hunters in northwest wisconsin.  I would say 1 in 50 is a serious hunter, the other 49 are there for the local talent


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