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I am a simple country boy transplanted from the Piehl Township in northern Wisconsin to the Milwaukee metropolitan area who came down "sout" in 1980 for college and have stayed in the area since.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Happy Patriots' Day

Most do not know this, but today is Patriots' Day.

On April 19, 1775 the British government was out enforcing its reasonable gun-control laws. During the night of the 18th Paul Revere rode out to warn the people in northern Massachusetts and Connecticut that the British were coming to confiscate assault rifles as is now the case in California. The minute men then assembled on the Lexington Green and met the British in armed rebellion. These minute men were dispersed, but the confiscation of the assault rifles failed. The British march was later repelled at Concord and the British retreat was harried all the way back to their secured Green Zone, the City of Boston.

A month later, Patrick Henry in his famous "Give Liberty, or give me death" speech referred to this as the northern gale which brings "clash of resounding arms".

Remember to shoot straight, and, when the time comes, be certain Knotch the "V" like a minute man.

Happy Patriots' Day


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