Monday, February 27, 2012

We Americans with guns represent the world’s largest armed force

An old friend sent me an email this morning that I’ve re-written here for clarity, discussing the notion that American hunters represent the largest armed force in the world.

Here’s the essence of it:

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. Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world with more men under arms than in Iran, and 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, all of whom have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it clearly establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. The number of hunters in the state of Texas would be the largest standing army in the world by itself.

The point?

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

Hunting is 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.

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