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True story and most people will never know it. Here's an interesting side bar.

After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River Remember, we had a 2 million man army and war ships.... All fighting the Germans.
So, why did they not invade?

After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer....They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..
The world's largest army.... America’s hunters! I had never thought about this....

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. 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 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 literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those _four states _alone would comprise the largest army in the world. 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.

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sugarnspice005

Sep 23 @ 11:12AM  
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.

Good point there.

manwithoutahorse

Sep 23 @ 11:13AM  
Thanks. A reminder that us hunters do more than fill our freezers and enjoy the outdoors. While once a civilian militia with it's own guns was our first line of defense, it now is our last. May we never have to use it. But if needed, we will.
max49

Sep 23 @ 11:43AM  
Very good point hog but all you would have to do is tell the guys and some women in Tennessee that the Japs were involved with the death of Dale Earnhardt and they were going to take all of our beer, whiskey and women and they would barely make it off the boat until they would be dead if they made it off at all LOL.
Strega

Sep 23 @ 1:07PM  
That may have been true then but with modern weapons I really do not think a hunting rifle is the best defense.
40DWM

Sep 23 @ 1:46PM  
Green thangy, and great point.

To those that don't appreciate American Freedoms, it's called, "Boots on the Ground".
'We' don't consider gun control, enemies of our Freedom, DO.

I've read how the Mujaheddin could take out a HIND-D with muzzle loading black powder rifles. Or V.C. would try to take down a Huey UH-1 with crossbows.
manwithoutahorse

Sep 23 @ 3:59PM  
An ounce of lead strategically placed will take out any man. Terrorists use explosive devices because they cannot guarantee delivery to the target. An occupying force, facing hunting rifles at more than 400 yards, can expect delivery to the target.
sugarnspice005

Sep 23 @ 5:28PM  
A hunting rifle may not fire off a hundred rounds in a few seconds, but, it sure as hell will take out someone (I'm talking enemy here) not knowing that hunter is in the woods. Or, some idiot trying to break into a house.

Wordsofwit

Sep 23 @ 8:18PM  
True story and most people will never know it. Here's an interesting side bar.

After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River Remember, we had a 2 million man army and war ships.... All fighting the Germans.
So, why did they not invade?

After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer....They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..
The world's largest army.... America’s hunters! I had never thought about this...

This is the most falsified, ignorant, uninformed, uneducated, distorted, political bullshit I have ever seen on this site or in my email in box
somnium

Sep 23 @ 8:21PM  
Germany invaded Russia in June of 1942 with most of her modern war apparatus going in the 'front door' (from the West), while Russia went out the back door (moved East) with her factories and the rest of her war machine! Germany had no long range heavy bombers to reach Russia's factories and pushed into Russia a few months before Winter set it for which the German soldiers were no where near prepared for! There were several other problems that faced Germany at that time!

Germany took a chance and miscalculated what it was up against much like Japan miscalculated when she attacked our Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, not knowing where our carriers were! Even Isoroku Yamamoto (who was the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet and coordinated the Pearl Harbor attack (among others) (he attended Harvard University for two years- early 1920s), himself knew Japan couldn't win a war with the U.S. because of our manufacturing capacity we had even then!

So, even if Japan had somehow won the war, (would never have happened) I'm quite sure with the love of our country and the revenge mentality we had back then, we would not have given up our country to what was then and still is, a pimple in the vast Pacific Ocean! Japan sorely underestimated us and we were stoked to kick their ever-loving asses back to the stone age!


40DWM

Sep 23 @ 8:37PM  
Bruce....don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.
If this is the 'most', what came in second?

Snopes or not, it was good.
prevert69

Sep 24 @ 12:17AM  
To wordsofwit ..study your AMERICAN history NOT your Obama history...after the British defeat In France they left most of their weapons at Dun-kirk ,prepareing for a German invasion they asked the USA for arms till they could produce more, our military could not do this so a call went out to the public for rifle's , what they got was over-whelming ...enough for every man and boy in England... all hunting rifle's..
prevert69

Sep 24 @ 12:24AM  
To Striga ...the men that use "hunting" rifles in war are called snipers ...ask them if they work...in Viet Nam one American sniper held back over 200 NVA for days.I belive his nam was Handcock?
Strega

Sep 24 @ 1:40AM  
To Striga ...the men that use "hunting" rifles in war are called snipers

I am well aware of what a sniper is and I am well aware of what a hunting rifle can and cannot do since I grew up hunting with both a rifle and a crossbow from the time I could lift one. I also am well aware that before you get off a shot with a rifle more than likely you are going to have missiles launched off of ships and bombers dripping bombs or as in Iraq roadside bombs. Hunting rifles are no match against those weapons. Warfare has changed a great deal since WWII and what might have been effective then would not be as effective now. To shoot the enemy you need to be able to see them and have them within range. This is 2011 not 1911.
onehornytoad69

Sep 24 @ 8:12AM  
I do wonder how many "Billions" of dollars... were spent trying to Kill ...Bin Laden...via Smart Bombs.....and all the other Modern shit we have in our arsenal,...But... ...When it came down to it.....2 rounds =$1.00 did the trick!!!! Just saying....
RevDocLove

Sep 24 @ 8:34AM  
As I posted on MD on this blog, Japan didn't have the means nor logistics in place to send 2 million soldiers to America in 1941..They still don't ... Does this sound like they had the logistics???

WW2: Japan’s Balloon Bombs..This happened in 1944
Posted by Alan Bellows on 07 September 2005

One of World War 2's best-kept secrets was that of the Japanese balloon bombs. Lacking a practical means to attack the US mainland during the war, the Japanese constructed 9,000 large hydrogen balloons, attached incendiary and anti-personnel bombs to them, and set them afloat on the high-altitude trade winds towards the United States.

It is estimated that about 1,000 of these weapons successfully crossed the 6,000 miles from Japan, a few drifting as far east as Michigan. Once the US military realized the nature of these balloons, they regularly shot them out of the sky, but adopted a policy of absolute secrecy to deny the Japanese any news of success. The news media cooperated with the military and didn’t publish any news of incidents. After five months, the Japanese became discouraged by the bombs’ apparent total failure, and halted the attacks. The policy of silence was so successful that few people have heard of these bombs even today.

In all, there were 285 balloon bomb incidents reported, and six deaths. All six deaths occurred when a group of picnickers in Oregon found a balloon bomb in the woods, and attempted to move it, causing it to explode.

somnium

Sep 24 @ 11:34AM  
I agree with RevDocLove! What I was trying to point out in my comment was that even if you have the means to overwhelm an enemy (Germany/Russia in the WWII scenario), it's no guarantee you're going to be successful and in Japan's case, they simply could not have pulled off a successful invasion of our country, 5,000 miles away- they simply didn't have anywhere near the capacity to do so and what were we going to do, stand around doing nothing? Their frustration was evident by the deployment of their balloon bombs which, IMO, was akin to their desperate 'kamikaze' attempt to at least cripple our Pacific Fleet!


somnium

Sep 24 @ 11:37AM  
Ooops, the balloon bombs were not targeted towards our Pacific Fleet- they were targeted towards our country- my mistake, got Pacific Fleet on the brain!



Wordsofwit

Sep 24 @ 11:42AM  
after the British defeat In France they left most of their weapons at Dun-kirk ,prepareing for a German invasion they asked the USA for arms till they could produce more, our military could not do this so a call went out to the public for rifle's , what they got was over-whelming ...enough for every man and boy in England... all hunting rifle's..

This is preposterous. Who is your source for this, the brothers Grimm, Mother Goose perhaps? What happened was lend/lease and we manufactured war materials for them including planes and consigned some old WW I destroyers. But, there was no donating of hunting rifles to Britain by the American pubic, especially enough for every man and boy in Britain.
Strega

Sep 24 @ 12:32PM  
The only people who used anything even similar to a hunting rifle during world war II were the Russians who used a bolt type rifle but that was military issue. Hunting rifles would have been little use to the British since they were being bombed not invaded in the ground.

Sounds like a story made up and told and probably got passed down by people telling some tall tales. Probably made up around a NRA campfire.
RevDocLove

Sep 24 @ 12:57PM  
The only people who used anything even similar to a hunting rifle during world war II

Germany, America and Japan all still used bolt action rifles in WW2.
although semi automatics became the norm with the M1 for us , AK47 Russia,
And the Mauserr Mk models for Germany..

Several machine guns from all sides were used also.
Wordsofwit

Sep 24 @ 3:50PM  
Every nation used bolt action rifles during World War II. This is true. The military had always used them up to that point. But the military ordinance has been different from a sporting/hunting rifle, by and large. You do not see a thirty/thirty or a thirty ought six on the battle field. Now I have seen military weapons modified for hunting like a 7.9 mm German Mauser.
Wordsofwit

Sep 24 @ 4:15PM  
Bruce....don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.
If this is the 'most', what came in second?

Snopes or not, it was good.

No, even reading it several times, it was the ultimate, ignorant piece of distorted history. I don't know what came in second, but it is far distant. I take that back, it was the comment on here by prevert69.

Discounting that, my guess is the scam email many years ago about out troops in Iraq having to endure temperatures that never got below 120 degrees at night when the record high, low temperature at night in the history of the earth was nowhere near that.
40DWM

Sep 24 @ 5:39PM  
Anyone that's even a little informed on history, gets a good laugh at some of these posts.
As a matter of fact, Pervert69 is thinking of Marine Gunny 'Trang Nock', aka: White Feather. There was a sniper movie about a decade ago, that used some of his real life experiences in a fictional South American campaign. The book on Carlos Hathcock is definitely worth the read.
After the British left most of their hand weapons on the beach of Dunkirk, the Brits asked for ANY type of projectile launching device, that would go 'Bang'. Many U.S. Citizens 'loaned' their firearms to them, so yes, Bruce, it DID in fact happen. Snopes it yourself. Just don't Obama snopes it.
As for the effect of a bolt rifle, in 1917, the British were so good with their SMLE's, that they could open up on German formations at over 1,000 yards and wipe them out. As a Rifleman with one, could fire over 30 aimed shots per minute. To those that don't know what a 'Rifleman', or 'aimed' means to NRA types.......STFU.
There are right now, Riflemen that have bolt action PLD's in our Armed Forces, that can take a head off beyond what most of us can comprehend.
As for effective ranges, Google "2nd Battle of Adobe Walls", to see what Civil War era blackpowder could do with someone who knows what he's doing, without modern optics.
IMHO, anyone that badmouths a .30-30 is an idiot. Anyone that badmouths a modern Bolt Action, is an inbred idiot.
hog77297

Sep 26 @ 12:21PM  
Well Damn guys thanks for the comments and the history lessons! I don't know what to say except I'm keeping my guns and amo Whether it's to hunt are to defend me and mine!!~!

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