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Col. Jeff Cooper:
Self-control is what makes a good shot. Self-control is also what makes a good man. The two ideas are not necessarily coincident, but there is a connection.

The Art of the Rifle, The Mind of the Rifleman.



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3323 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Well said, for a gun nut.

Just thought I would beat the leftards to it!

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3324 - Lady Cincinnatus

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  • Lady Cincinnatus Ohio & Kentucky

Again, very timely...

CU Law Prof Says Gun Ownership Nationwide To Be Decided With U.S. Supreme Court Ruling This Week
March 14, 2008

For the first time in nearly 70 years, the United States Supreme Court will rule on the Second Amendment's meaning of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms," and according to Scott Moss, a law professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the ruling will most likely affect gun control laws across the nation.

"The case of the District of Columbia versus Heller not only will decide whether Washington, D.C., can keep its handgun ban, but ultimately will determine the fate of gun control laws across the country," said Moss. "Remarkably, this case is likely to be the first time the Supreme Court, in its over two centuries of interpreting the constitution, truly will have to decide, once and for all, whether the Second Amendment protects individual citizens' rights to own guns or protects only states' rights to maintain armed police forces and militias."

The Supreme Court will hear the case March 18.

So here are some quotes for the day..

"As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives [only] 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 the constant companion to your walks."
-- Thomas Jefferson, writing to his teenaged nephew.

"Firearms are only second to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty teeth."
~ George Washington.

"Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. [...] 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 "

-- Senator Richard Henry Lee, 1788, on "militia" in the 2nd Amendment

3329 - TooTall

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KL - all indications are that the arguments yesterday before the Supreme Court went well for the "right to keep and bear arms". Now we'll have to wait until July to see how they rule.

From Jeff Cooper's Commentaries, Vol. 1, No. 1"

[quote]Not long ago it was easy to tell who the bad guys were. They carried Kalashnikovs. Now it is much more complicated, but one thing is sure - any man who covers his face and packs a gun is a legitimate target for any decent citizen.[/quote]

3335 - Matt

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Guns and Ammo isn't the same without his column.

"Since its inception, we have always regarded the 223 cartridge (5.56 NATO) as a varmint load. Well now we have our hands full of varmints, so perhaps we have the perfect tool for the task." (December 2001)

3338 - mycroft69

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  • mycroft69 Bristol, Vermont - United States

So, DF, when are you going to Montana and getting yourself a state hunting license? There's some elk hunting there that's excellent, from what a few of my friends say.