AMERICA'S HUNTERS --- The world's largest army Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11962294
AMERICA'S HUNTERS --- Pretty Amazing! The world's largest army... America 's hunters! A
blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking
conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .
Allow me to restate that number: 600,000 Over the last several months, Wisconsin's
hunters became the eighth largest army in the world. More men under arms than
in Iran. More than France and Germany combined.
These men deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, 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, all of whom have now returned home safely.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that
the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.
And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
It's millions more. The point? America will forever be safe from foreign invasion 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.
That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed. Food for
thought, when next we consider gun control. Overall it's true, so if we disregard some
assumptions that hunters don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would
still remain...what army of 2 million would want to face 30, 40, or 50 million armed citizens?
I FEEL GOOD THAT WE HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND
I SURE DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS
For the sake of our freedom,don't ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.
Another comment: Over ten million deer hunters in the US. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11962294
Back on to the original message topic.....
Couple of things.
Note this is DEER
hunting licences. Not everyone who hunts deer, hunts other things. Not everyone
who hunts ducks hunts deer, etc. etc. The actual number of GUN OWNERS is WAY above ten million.
Some people here say hunters are not "trained" like military and would be easy to overcome.
How many "troops" would the army have to deploy in Michigan alone, to overcome 700,000 armed
deer hunters, MOST
with probably more than one weapon at their disposal, plus whatever number of
armed duck hunters, and lord knows how many with a few guns for controlling the varmint population
around their property that don't NEED a licence. (Probably well over a million.)
They would have to get involved in air attacks and a lot of other things. And air attacks might be a
problem if there are ENOUGH hunters on the ground with high powered rifles raising a wall of lead in
the path of fighter jets. Those planes are not armoured.
Drones? Shoot them down with high power rifles? It's been MORE than suggested it can be done.
Oh.... the part in red
..... I BELIEVE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AMERICAS FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED
WHEN THEY PUT THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IN YOUR CONSTITUTION.
It was NOT just in case
of a foreign invader that they did this, it was also in the event of defending yourself against a
government gone wild with power.
America was born out of hostilities and saw what was done "in the old country" to control the people.
The founding fathers wanted to prevent it happening to America.
Food for thought.