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Had this one sent to me, unknown author. Not my work, but it definitely strikes a chord with me. True freedom requires that one be ready and able to defend one's own life and the lives of one's family and neighbors...and country. Cops usually react after the fact, and governments are often mass-murderers. Take responsibility for your own existence.

Whew! That's a bit heavy. I'll need to get back to the fun stuff in a little while.
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Madgahst Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Do you realize that no amount of weapon make's an effective army ?

Do you realize that paranoia and guns are really a bad mix ?

Do you realize that taking responsibility to his own existence is to accept the consequence of his own choice of life ?

Do you even realize that governement is actually helping to feed you and living ?

I think not.
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Do you realize that crime rates increase when a population is disarmed?

Do you realize that the American citizens were always intended to be their own last line of defense?

Do you realize that most law abiding citizens in the US that have been authorized to carry firearms are already mentally prepared to accept the possible consequences of their actions, and that crime rates in areas with large amounts of open and conceal carry authorized citizens are much lower than those without?

Do you even realize that the government is no longer doing much to help feed and sustain people, but has begun doing far more harm instead?

Apparently not.
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Madgahst Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Of course, not ! since your reply is based on biased facts.

There is very restrictive law on weapons possession in Europa, and you don't see blood bath happening every day there, nor there is so much crime that life is impossible. (By the way, crime encompass many things, like robbing, murder, evading taxes, prostitution, etc...) 

American people where given the right to possess weapon, but only because at the time, the english were threatening them, the amerindian tribes were frequently in war with them, and the political future of the Thirtheen colony was quite uncertain, but they weren't so much armed than the european at the same period.

Many killing in the US are made by people who are close from people who possess a permit, but who aren't mature enough to use them with some smartness, aka children, some teenagers. It's mostly accident.

And last of all, weapon legislation don't have anything to do with feeding support of the population. If the governement wanted to crush a population under a dictatorial state, all it have to do is to point some minority and blame them as the scapegoat from a new legislation that would kill every liberty otherwise granted by the constitution, then crush all opponents with an army with better training and equipements.
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Darkness-of-Time Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I'm going to assume Europa was meant to be Europe, otherwise some country's space program's budget has managed to exceed the limits of human technology. Europe actually does have a much higher crime rate than the US. Any one country you pick out in Europe is going to have a significantly higher crime rate than the worst areas of the United States, this being backed up by easily accessed statistics that I'd suggest you take a gander at sometime. Hell, even the British see a lot more violent crimes than US citizens.

And no, the majority of killings in the US occur in situations where conceal/carry permits wouldn't have saved anyone to begin with. People either get killed by people they are familiar with, caught with their proverbial pants down, or fall victim to mass shootings; the latter most often taking place in areas where guns are prohibited. Many schools in the US are beginning to allow properly qualified teachers to keep a weapon hidden on their person while on the premises, and all indications are that it's having a positive effect. There are also numerous recorded incidents of a shooter going wild in a mall or other public forum, only to be taken down by an armed citizen in the time it took law enforcement to arrive on the scene.

And last of all, you're the one that brought up the fact that the government supposedly helps to feed people. Unfortunately, the US government right now is directly responsible for driving family after family to poverty; families that should never have been rendered as such, but abuse of power by government officials coupled with other officials straight not giving a damn made it so anyway.
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Madgahst Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
LOL, thanks for correcting my spelling, as you can guess english isn't my first language.

Now, allow me to gently return the favor and tell you this simple fact, there's an average of two to three times more homicide in USA than in Belgium or French.

Even Albania, which is one of the poorest european country is behind USA in termes of number of killings.

Personnally, I live in Belgium, in Brussels, the capital which is often pointed out by the rest of the country as a nest of "scum, drug addict, prostitute and villainy." (How they happen to concile that view with the fact that the city was chosen by the european concile to be the main place to work is beyond me...XD)

In fact, the place is quiet pleasant even if the price living is high and I'm not particularly rich nor poor. Sure, there's one or two place who are creepy and could be dangerous to hang there, but no more than any place in let's say... Canada ? 

I've never been attacked, my girlfriend was victim of a pickpocket five years ago, but she also let his bags fully open in an very crowded place. I doesn't call that a place particularly ridden with crime.

USA today is victim of his electoral system : It's not really tyranny, but it's not truly democratic either. You vote for people who vote for other people. Even the electoral campaign is moderated and ruled by the back-up the lobby provide on their own candidate. So : it's money that rule the game, not people.

Democrat or Republican, Obama, John MacCaïn, George Bush or Sarah Palin : it doesn't matter in the end, it's just the fight between two group of interest who have very few interest with the average citizen.

 
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Darkness-of-Time Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Your statements about the US government are pretty damned accurate, I'd say. It's just a bunch of politicians that want to line their pockets in gold; they care nothing for the people whose lives they wreck in the process. Don't know that I would agree with the rest, but the government subject, we do see eye to eye. The thing about the US is that there was a massive shift in statistics. For a while, violent crime was on the rise. That in turn inspired a lot more citizens to take an interest in being able to defend themselves, and the end result there has been that violent crime rates are declining absurdly fast. I mean... I'm an American, and I will openly admit that we are assholes. A gun ban would just increase our crime rate further. The criminals would still get guns anyway. We are constantly stressed, angry, and a lot of us will fight at the drop of a hat; we're rude, often shortsighted, and our government officials have their heads so far up their own asses that you can probably see the rough shapes of their faces protruding from their stomachs. In the end, I don't expect we'll ever even come close to having the lowest crime rates. Even if violent crime rates do continue to drop, they're not going to get where they theoretically would have been if Americans in general weren't such dicks to one another. >_>
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true and so eloquently, powerfully stated! I remind people that ONLY governments kill MILLIONS of people. ONLY governments make entire villages disappear. ONLY governments have control over EVERYONE and EVERYTHING... but ONLY if we leave them with all the power.
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CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The photography is property of Oleg Volk and the quote has been completely discredited; Yamamoto never actually said that.
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, never mind the hordes of hillbillies with ak-47 and M-16's, there's the US's nuclear arsenal and its massive army. For the love of God, they spend more money on their army than China.

Not to mention that invading the continent would be a massive logistical undertaking of epic proportions.
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NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Outstanding
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thanks much for your comment and the fave!
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NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Right on the money
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Yes. The founding fathers knew that one day, Americans would have to use the second amendment. I hope I never have to see that day, but one day, we will, but the question is; did we already surrender our rights?
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
As a Lieutenant in the Imperial Navy in the 20's, when Japan and the U.S. were allies, Yamamoto was sent on an Officer's Exchange program to Washington. After riding 3 Days and 2 Nights on non-stop Trains from San Fransisco, he wrote to a Friend and said "I pray
that we Never go to War with America, for they
will Crush Us." He was the Only Imperial
Officer when the War started to have visited
here, and therefore knew just how Big their
enemy was... He knew Japan would Lose.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I don't imagine he was a very happy man when he was told they were going to go to war anyway, knowing - at the time - what it would cost. Unfortunately for him, being right in the end might not have been much comfort when it was over - even had he survived the war.

One of the bitterest ironies about war: By and large, they are fought by basically decent people who believe they're doing the right thing. On both sides.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
There was a much bigger 'cultural disconnect' between the U.S. and Japanese that Europe... My Grandfather (mother's Father) was from Germany and signed up for the Navy (with his 5 Brothers) to be eligible for Citizenship (if they Survived). They all expected to go and fight the 'homies from the 'hood',but instead, 4 went to the Pacifc Theater to fight the'japs'. Great Uncle Stephan got assigned to a Destroyer on Convoy in the North Atlantic; the 'Boyz from the hood' in U-156 sent him to Davey Jones' Locker within sight of Nova Scotia...
My Grandfather was on an Assault Transport (LST, Landing Ship, Tanks, one of the Big Transports that would Run Up onto the Beach, under Fire) and He was all over the Pacific Theater for 3 years (with 62 Days Off) and if you have ever heard the phrase of
"Bloody Tarawa" that was because the Water in the Lagoon was Red from the Blood of the Guys who didn't make it to the Beach... 3 Days Later when the Coral Reef was Dynamited so the LST's could get in...
So My Grandfather told us Kids that "Atom Bombs are the Best Thing since Sliced Bread", and that was because He was on the way to Invade Japan when the War ended.
(In the Work I do, I managed to meet Paul Tibbets (Commander of "Enola Gay") and Thanked him for getting My Grandfather Home alive)
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You know, I think that may have been a relief for Tibbets. There's a lot of people who'd give him crap for delivering the first of two atom bombs used in war. But if you look at it from the standpoint of lives lost, there were less lives lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki than would have been lost if we'd had to invade Japan. And before anyone who replies to this says 'but civilians in the cities!', the civilian population of Japanese islands that the US captured would suicide rather than be taken captive - and those on the Japanese mainland were willing to fight the invasion too - suicidal or not. A lot MORE civilians would have been killed without the bombs than with.

Also, my Grandfather - God rest him - was also an immigrant from Germany who fought in WW2 - against the Germans. He spent years in a German POW camp, too.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Yeah, and you'd Never Guess what the Colonel said to Me... "Kid, You don't Know how Many Guys like Your Grandfather have Thanked Me for that,
We just happened to Be There to get the Job done..."
He was Vilified for Years by the
commie/leftist/kosher 'media' who acted as a Sovietski Propaganda machine to Frighten people about Nuclear Weapons... Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been Rebuilt so completely that you'd Never Tell what had happened if it wasn't for the Memorials that the commies keep up there... Hey, anybody who
Whines about 'hiroshima', well, look it up, it was AND STILL IS like Baltimore, Maryland, this HUGE Seaport/Shipyard/Steel/Mill
City, a LEGITIMATE TARGET in War.
Shipyard Workers? Steel Mill Workers? Railway Personnel? ENEMY COMBATANTS, BITCHEZ!, THIS IS MECHWAR!!!
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
good to see sum gun lovers back on heir !!
good GOD that onebad ass shot gun !!
great pic man !!
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are LOTS of gun lovers on D.A. (Like Me) lol
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
good to hear ,but shhhh the NSA could be watching :iconparanoidplz:
but i have to say ,i actually love guns ,older models in particular,it just sucks how unfriendly the new gun world is to older models. current rounds can damage older guns because of how different rounds are today than back in the 50s and such.
i found a Mauser NOT just a regular one this was a WW2 Nazi Mauser with all the signs and markings and the pawn shop was selling it for 200 !!!!!
(they also had an authentic type 99 Arisaka with a spring ejecting bolt but who wants to spend the time hunting down 7.7mm rounds... Oh and IT cost 150)
and my buddy bought a 20 gauge bolt action shot gun. :iconholyshitplz:
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW..., lol... I commented back in Feb, an' Ya just got back to me. Better late than never, eh? lol...
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
well im gonna sum up why i didn't text u back sooner in a few words .
#1:i live in Alabama .(no steady work)
#2:Nick Saban makes all the money and he only invests it into football and the University.(im broke)
#3: .... an.. er .. i live in Alabama.(its like New Jersey but worse)
#4:churches down here are better than most schools.(school system=shit)
the state fucks us pretty much ,i hate my state government almost more than the federal government ,and the puritans down here just make it worse.
uuuhhh and my grand paw died so ive been busy.

also just a real question ,were you live do you have to have car insurance?(can u get put in jail for having no car insurance)
cause down here the cops and justice system can milk you like a cow for money if u don't have car insurance.
also im not trying to be boring or depressing.(people just dont like to talk on this web site and i do)
i actually think its funny,that's why im bringing it up.
i wish people could hear the sarcasm in my voice when i text.

and the real reason i haven't been here is because i actually don't like DA that much ive mostly been on FA.
i fucking hate censorship.
and FA is absolutely fun DA just has to many trolls and drama an B.S.
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, cool..., and... cool. BTW, I just watched/friended You, so... if'n Ya like, watched/friended. You seem to be quite cool, and funny :)
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
the deed has been duun!
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh... :)
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Does she have a boyfriend? :love: And that Yamamoto sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders… and wants to keep it there.
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philmud Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
*cough* REDNECK!!
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cough* true *cough*
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Is that supposed to be pejorative?
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philmud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Not at all :cowboy:
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Cool!
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
As a female gun-owner and a hunter, I agree 100% with the above photo.

Having a gun saved my
life from a would-be
attacker, a small handgun.

To quote MARK SCOTT;
"I'd rather get judged in a courtroom by 12, than carried to my grave by 6."...
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ChrisSal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Very true. Now that we have Obama our rights to bear arms is at risk. As for cops they are no longer properly trained in this day and age to use their sidearms correctly AND before the suspect has complied or not. They are now programed to shoot and kill. That's all they seem to know now.
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Geekadee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Actuallly, I wish that were the case. Cops are afraid to use their firarms whrn they really need to.
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Dumaonca Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I could not agree more! Long live freedom!
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