Sunday, March 27, 2011

The World's Largest Army... America 's Hunters!

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The world's largest army... America 's hunters!

Not to take anything away from the Chinese military, but just add up the domestic deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrive at a striking conclusion:

The State of Wisconsin had over 600,000 hunters in the field during their nine day hunting season last year. 

Allow me to restate that number, 600,000 in the field. Red Dawn has nothing on these guys.

During the last hunting season, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

More men under arms in one state in the homeland of the United States than in Iran.

More than in France and Germany combined.

These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and 
no one was killed.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000 hunters.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters in those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And let's not forget those in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and hunters in every other State.

And, don't forget the armed women of America who are skilled with handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Granted, many are in the woods during the hunting season, but there are many more of whom that you would  not be on the wrong side of her barrel. Does anyone think that they would not be ferocious armed protectors of their husbands, boyfriends, and children, and our freedom?

Just visit your local rifle rifle range on most days and see what's typical of the the attendance at rifle ranges nationwide.  

Most of America's hunters are adept at extremely long shots with accurate scoped rifles. And there are countless others who are just as accurate at 500 yards plus with iron sights. Just remember the Minutemen's admonition to their riflemen about foreign invaders, "Take out the officers first."  They don't need to have officer's insignia for a person to know who they are.

The point?

America will forever be safe from a foreign invasion or a lasting foreign occupation with that kind of home-grown firepower.

A domestic invasion may be another matter. However, these interlopers would have their hands full too.

As one foreign enemy of the United States may or may not have said,
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Admiral Yamamoto.

It has been declared this attribution is "unsubstantiated and almost certainly bogus, even though it has been repeated thousands of times in various Internet postings. There is no record of the commander in chief of Japan’s wartime fleet ever saying it," according to Brooks Jackson in "Misquoting Yamamoto" at (11 May 2009) 
But the fact is that the sentiment of this misquote is closer to reality than not.

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

That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, if Canada or Mexico tries to invade, they would be in big trouble! Unless they had airplanes or something.

First, the U.S. will never be invaded. Our geography protects us pretty effectively. Second, even if the U.S. were to be invaded, it wouldn't be in a way that would be deterred by a bunch of 50-year-olds with hunting rifles and six-packs of Coors. Third, if you're arguing that these hunters are such a big "army" - couldn't we downsize the military?

Lootershootersnakeeater said...

Hmmm, I am a 50 something shooter and I know as do most 20, 30, 40, 50 something’s who shoot will tell you, one doesn't drink alcohol and shoot guns. It usually ends badly. I know you think you know what’s going on but watching tv shows about how Hollywood depicts those of us who enjoy our 2nd amendment rights is very different than reality. Most gun owners/shooters are professionals who make well in excess of $100k a year. They are, generally, well-educated and they know that alcohol and shooting don’t mix. Are there some dumb arses out there? Sure but they ain’t the majority by a long long shot… Your statement about Mexico or Canada invading us is a red herring. It's obvious you don't have an argument other than ad homonym. RE: downsizing the Army might be a good idea but I am almost afraid to ask why you would want to downsize it? You have not said but I wonder if it’s about government entitlements? If that is so those are generally not Constitutional on the other hand providing moneys for an Army to protect our borders is authorized by the Constitution. But then I don't know as you have not said.