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Sam Colt and the Law of Self-Preservation
American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2012 | Glenn Fairman

Posted on 12/29/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by neverdem

"God made man but Sam Colt made them equal."

Yet is said that the 2nd Amendment follows hard upon the 1st so as to serve as its bodyguard -- providing the added incentive of coercive force by a wary citizenry to guarantee that those initial cherished liberties, expounded by our Founders, did not go the way of the 10th Amendment. The 2nd Amendment, interpreted as the right to bear arms by a free people, has not escaped that yawning chasm that has opened up between the political Right and Left, and the rationale behind this stratification falls along the same familiar tensions of individual vs. collective.

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We now see in Great Britain, a country that has elevated to the status of fetish the disarmament of its society, a towering crescendo in property and violent crimes, as men and women even possessing rifles and shotguns are fearful of using them for fear of being charged for killing or maiming thugs in self-defense. Within the milieu of such a nation of rabbits, the fabric of trust and safety erodes and sends a subliminal message to society that emboldens the brazen and terrifies...

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Perhaps the best indicator of where the 2nd Amendment is the booming sale of handguns; this barometer is rooted in the anxiety and trepidation that Americans feel for both the safety of their families in perilous economic time, while it is a hedge against the predations of a regime that has forgotten its minimalist confines and spilled over into the imperial, the unilateral, and the arbitrary. Gun manufacturers have mockingly named Barack Obama as their Man of the Year for his contribution to a veritable tsunami of firearm sales. This, in itself, might evoke a good belly laugh if the stark implications of it weren't so damn depressing.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; billofrights; colt; guncontrol; samcolt; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/29/2012 3:28:51 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The American people are on a gun buying binge, but all we hear is the elite chattering class trying to set the national perception.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 3:37:17 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Drove by the Pawn and Gun yesterday, there wasn’t
a parking space to be had and they have a BIG parking
lot.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 3:40:58 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: neverdem
My 1974 Colt Trooper Mk III .357 Magnum (pristine):

Thank you, Mr Colt!

4 posted on 12/29/2012 3:50:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: umgud

Stopped in a small pawn and gun store in local town and the place was packed and the owner told me that he was not selling any firearms to persons without a CCW permit because they couldn’t get an answer to the background phone system.
He said the last time anyone answered the phone a few days ago the person on the other end said they were swamped and days behind.
CCW permit holders do not require immediate verification.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 3:55:12 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s one of the best-looking handguns ever made. I first laid eyes on this model in the front window of a jewelry store in 1969. I think the price was $349.99. Shoulda woulda coulda.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 3:55:26 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: carriage_hill
My only Colt.

Photobucket

7 posted on 12/29/2012 3:55:35 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: carriage_hill

With diamond checkered Herretts no less.... old school.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 3:58:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: carriage_hill
Yes indeed, thank you Sam Colt:


9 posted on 12/29/2012 3:58:46 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: tet68; Cuttnhorse

It’s a good thing I’m well stocked, cuz I can’t get into any of my local gun stores. People are outside waiting to get in.


10 posted on 12/29/2012 3:59:39 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: neverdem
Yet is said that the 2nd Amendment follows hard upon the 1st so as to serve as its bodyguard -- providing the added incentive of coercive force by a wary citizenry to guarantee that those initial cherished liberties, expounded by our Founders, did not go the way of the 10th Amendment.

Put another way, you don't really have a First Amendment if you have to live in fear of mob violence if what you say annoys people. In such a case, if the government sides with the annoyed people and withholds effective police protection, then the unarmed person has a problem.

11 posted on 12/29/2012 4:02:58 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: umgud

I packed that very same pistol in Viet Nam when I was on Swift Boats 1965-66.
All we were issued were AR 15s and it was hairy trying to board bouncing boats and junks with a rifle flopping around, so I bought a .45 on the local black market for $45 USD. I wanted to bring it home but was afraid of getting caught so I sold it for $45 when I left country.

Was a great weapon then and always will be...even though I also have (had) a Sig 1911 which I am (was) really fond of.

But that was before I was in a boat on a local lake drinking beer and cleaning allllll my guns and a rogue wave came up and swamped the boat and I lost everyone of my precious firearms...all to the bottom of this very deep lake; I mean really deep, honest.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 4:07:07 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: carriage_hill

I had a chance to buy one of those new for $115.00 back in 1968.

When I came back with the money a few days later the price had gone up to $130.00 so I did not buy it.

Big mistake.


13 posted on 12/29/2012 4:09:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: carriage_hill

Your Trooper & my Highway Patrol make pretty fair pair.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 4:10:01 PM PST by Tupelo (I'm an old man and most people hate me, but I don't like them either so that makes it all even.)
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To: Cuttnhorse

Mine are on the bottom at the other end of the lake....damn


15 posted on 12/29/2012 4:11:17 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: neverdem

I think the big eared kenyan has kicked a hornets nest and doesn’t even know it yet.

I visited a huge gun store in my southwestern city today. First time for me since the Sandy Hook murders were exploited by the blood dancers.

I was shocked like never before. It was utterly different than the Clinton assault rifle ban days. The store looked like a swarm of locusts had come through. Only a few tired 50 year old sporters, antiques, and a few revolvers were left. NO magazines of any kind, and ammo was almost gone. They were rationing out ammo a box at a time to buyers so everyone coud get a few of the remaining rounds.

Rattled, i went to another store just to see how bad it was. They also have an indoor range. It was the same story, only worse. All the rifles and pistols were gone. All the ammo was gone. The range was filled on all lanes, and 6 parties were waiting in line for their turn.

Everyone was a little pissed off. Polite to each other, with grim nods to strangers to say hi, holding doors for someone carrying something, etc. But there was a perceptable and unmistakable anger in the air.
People aren’t plunking down hard earned money for something they intend to turn in a month or two from now. Something feels different. Defiance is floating around.

People are flat pissed off. The politicians had better take fair warning, apologize and never go this route again. I think any moves to register or confiscate or interfere with private sales will likely be met by violence. Just a feeling i get. I defy anyone to belly up to a gun counter and listen for 5 minutes and see if you don’t get the same vibe.

This is bad bad bad,,, Obama has gone too far.


16 posted on 12/29/2012 4:15:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: OregonRancher

Ohhh, so that was you cursing and hollering...I thought maybe it was an echo.

Happy New Year to You


17 posted on 12/29/2012 4:18:08 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ve been offered $950 for mine; won’t part with it. I have the original box and receipt for $175.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 4:22:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: carriage_hill

That is beautiful!


19 posted on 12/29/2012 4:22:37 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: DesertRhino

Same experience in Sportsmans Warehouse in the NW. Two days ago I bought the last 1911 .45 magazine on the hook; there was not one round of .223 in the entire place and a month ago I bought a couple hundred rounds for a decent price.

It is worse than when Erkel, the big-eared kenyan was first elected and I thought that was a disaster. I remember not being able to even buy .22 ammo in Wally World.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 4:23:33 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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