Monday, December 27, 2010

"The right to bear arms ... and fill the freezer"

Fr. Zuhlsdorff, of all people, posted the following today:
Even if Admiral Yamamoto didn’t actually say this, it is nevertheless true. Se non è vero, è ben trovato:
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
I received this amusing piece via e-mail:
The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That’s great. There were over 600,000 hunters. 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 help keep the deer menace at bay. But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. 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. America will forever be safe from foreign invasion of troops with that kind of home-grown firepower.

Hunting – it’s not just a way to fill the freezer. It’s a matter of national security!


Dad29 said...

Sorry--in many ways--to correct this entry, but for the fussy, there was ONE gun-hunt fatality this year, in the 'post-season season' a few days ago.

But the thrust is quite compelling nonetheless!

Mike the Geek said...

And that doesn't even mention Texas, where the standard rule is, "If you remember how many guns you have without counting, it means you need to buy some more!"