A couple years before Dec 31 1999, I got a revolver.
A couple years AFTER 9/11 I got a Garand. But that was mainly because of 2 realistic WWII cinematic experiences (Ryan and Brothers). Curiosity about finding a range to shoot the Garand got me here, to this blog.
You'd think if I was a paranoid gun-clinger I'd have gotten the Garand on the 12th of September...
But I'm still not satisfied with how we've done since that fateful day in 2001.
Update: Another thing. There is something horribly wrong with this country. Why? It's been 8 years and the towers have yet to be replaced by a grand building. The Empire State building went up in 16 months. The design took TWO weeks. It's been 96 months since the buildings came down.
The Marine Corps Way and Institutional Memory - Until after WWII, ammo was corrosive and dirty. Rifles that were not cleaned of the corrosive salts could be ruined by rust sitting on a rack in the armory...
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