It’s a simple question — perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked. How old were the key participants of the American Revolution?As it turns out, many Founding Fathers were less than 40 years old in 1776 with several qualifying as Founding Teenagers and Twentysomethings. And though the average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 44, more than a dozen of them were 35 or younger!
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This black tradition of arms takes root early and ranges fully into the modern era. It is demonstrated in Frederick Douglass’s nineteenth century advice of a good revolver as the best response to slave catchers. It is evident in mature form in 1963, when Hartman Turnbow of Mississippi fought off a Klan attack with rifle fire. Turnbow considered this fully consistent with the principles of the freedom movement, explaining, “I wasn’t being non-nonviolent, I was just protectin’ my family.”
The black tradition of arms has been submerged because it seems hard to reconcile with the dominant narrative of nonviolence in the modern civil-rights movement. But that superficial tension is resolved by the long-standing distinction that was vividly evoked by movement stalwart Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer’s approach to segregationists who dominated Mississippi politics was, “Baby you just got to love ’em. Hating just makes you sick and weak.” But, asked how she survived the threats from midnight terrorists, Hamer responded, “I’ll tell you why. I keep a shotgun in every corner of my bedroom and the first cracker even look like he wants to throw some dynamite on my porch won’t write his mama again.”
Like Hartman Turnbow, Fannie Lou Hamer embraced private self-defense and political nonviolence without any sense of contradiction. In this she channeled a more-than-century-old practice and philosophy that evolved through every generation, sharpened by icons like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Daisy Bates, pressed by the burgeoning NAACP, and crystalized by Martin Luther King Jr., who articulated it this way:
Violence exercised merely in self-defense, all societies, from the most primitive to the most cultured and civilized, accept as moral and legal. The principle of self defense,even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi…. When the Negro uses force in self-defense, he does not forfeit support — he may even win it, by the courage and self-respect it reflects…. But violence as a tool of advancement, involving organization as in warfare … poses incalculable perils.
In practice and in policy, from the leadership to the grass roots, this view prevailed into the 1960s — right up to the point where the civil-rights movement boiled over into violent protests and black radicals openly defied the traditional boundary against political violence. That violent and radical turn was the catalyst for a dramatic transition, as the movement ushered in a new black political class. Rising within a progressive political coalition that included the newly minted national gun-control movement, the bourgeoning black political class embraced gun bans and lesser supply controls as one answer to violent crime in their new domains. By the mid-1970s, these influences had supplanted the generations-old black tradition of arms with a modern orthodoxy of stringent gun control.
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I seem to follow a lot of Americans who have a lot of feelings on their right to carry a firearm. I don’t get it. I really don’t get it. I feel I need someone to explain to me why you all, so passionately, feel like it would be the worlds greatest injustice if you were not allowed to legally carry a firearm around with you on a daily basis?
It comes from the basic human right to self preservation, that extends to the tools necessary to self preservation and in this case firearms.
In terms of law, the Second Amendment is based on a Natural Right to bear arms.
"That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defense suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law"
-English Bill of Rights 1689
"In countries with an English common law tradition, a long standing common law right to keep and bear arms has long been recognized, as pre-existing in common law, prior even to the existence of written national constitutions"
Now, it must be pointed out that nothing in any Bill Of Rights actually gives a citizen any rights, it merely is there to protect pre-existing rights from the infringement of the government.
Any government that infringes on these rights(whether they have a bill of rights that supports the right to bear arms or not) is engaging in anti-public totalitarianism. And any civilian who supports such measures is also in favor of totalitarianism and can not claim to be anything else. The reasoning for this being the case is supported by the fact that all gun control measures are enforced through lethal force by people with firearms and uniforms. Thus there is no such thing as an anti-gun stance, merely a pro-gun control stance is just in favor of the government having a monopoly on force.
But I digress. I can’t speak for the roughly 100 Million legal gun owner in the US, but I can certainly speak for myself as one. I see the necessity for a populace that retains their human rights and has access to the tools necessary to maintain their safety. And in the US guns are very rarely used in acts of malice compared to how frequently they are used for self defense, despite what you may have been told. At the lowest/most conservative estimate defensive gun use is over 100K times per year(Bloomberg News) while gun related homicides only amount to around 8K per year and that number is less and less everyear as firearms ownership rates ever increase.
I carry a gun daily because the police are not legally obligated to protect me under US law and are rarely present when I have needed them in the past. On top of that police brutality is rampant in the US and I personally would not put my safety into the hands of someone who’s job it is to maintain the law but not protect the populace. It is every citizens duty to be able to protect themselves and potentially others if need be.
To answer your question directly I see it as an injustice because I have seen Men, Women, Children and Pets killed because armed men in uniforms broke into their dwellings under the guise of gun control to steal the home owners private property. If you do not see that as an injustice, and do no realize that is what you are supporting by being in favor of gun control than I don’t personally think that you can comprehend what justice and injustice is.
DID YOU KNOW…?
"Cats have no need for grains. (In ancient Egypt, cats guarded the granaries against the grain-eating rats!). Cats fed only dry food can become chronically dehydrated and it can negatively impact their kidneys. Their ‘thirst drive’ is not high enough to fully hydrate the dry food. Cats are not designed, physiologically, to eat cooked (tinned or bagged) food. Many veterinarians are seeing the benefits, & are recommending the ‘raw prey’ diet for maximum health in dogs & cats.
What are Cats really designed to eat??
Cats are true (obligate) carnivores (physiologically/anatomically), designed to eat & digest whole, raw prey.
Feel Like You’re Losing the Battle? – Here are Some Suggestions:
Slightly cook the meat (without bones!) , then gradually decrease the cooking time until it is ‘raw’. Include raw meat, but mix in some enticement – a bit of tuna perhaps? Slowly decrease the enticement over time. Fast your cat for a day or two (always have water avaiable) before serving the ‘new’ raw food. (Only if your cat is in good health & not overweight).
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF FEEDING RAW:
• Reduced shedding
• Fewer to no hairballs
• Improved temperament
• Reduced litter box odor
• Less stool
• Healthy gums
• Clean teeth
• Fresh breath
• Fewer or no fleas
• General health improvement
• Less food consumption
• Happier cats!
WHAT, HOW MUCH, & HOW OFTEN TO FEED
• 80-90% muscle meat – of which 10% would be organs
• 5-15% bone – try chicken wing tips or necks
• cold-pressed fish oils & natural vitamin/mineral supplements
The average adult cat eats about 1/2 to 3/4 cup (100-150 grams) of food a day. Allow kittens to eat as much as they want, 3-4 times a day. (For improved hydration, add & mix in water.) Remove food between feedings”.
Photo courtesy of our resident cat, Kike, who wanted to show off her babies.