Leadership…

…is the art of influencing human behaviour so as to accomplish the mission in the manner so desired by the leader.

Firearms owners are leaders.

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Let’s go outside the box…Net benefit to Canadian Society. Pt 1

Civilian firearms ownership has an unrecognized benefit to Canadian society.

All military personnel receive firearms training to some degree.

Look at it as “Soldier First. Tradesman Second”. Any serviceman can be sent to the “front” and form a “provisional/ad hoc/stop gap” measure. Ex. During the Battle of the Bulge; cooks, clerks, storesmen and others formed the line in order to try and halt the German Army’s advance or at least slow them down enough to form a solid defense and allow General Patton to manouevre his Army to attack the German’s flank and defeat the attack.

No, they were not ideal troops. They were troops nonetheless and deployed to prevent a defeat and prolonging of the Second World War. Ultimately that saved lives.

Let’s step waaaaaaaay back into history. At least Western Civilization. We’ll skip over historical examples like King Leonidas and the Spartans.

In days of old when knights were bold…the citizenry was called upon to form the Army. It continued through history since as it did even before the concept of knights existed. Right back to the times that man formed primitive tribes and simply wielded sticks and stones.

Countries that allow civilians to own firearms receive a cost-free benefit. Well, definately a cost reduction when it comes to National Defense.

Volunteers for service that have previous firearms experience won’t require as in-depth training as a recruit that has never been exposed to handling a firearm.

Volunteers for service have previously developed marksmanship skills and safe-handling skills.

We know of nations that it’s citizens formed a resistance or partisan role that harrassed and aided in the defeat of their occupiers.

Switzerland has an active civilian shooting program. Besides the terrain being inhospitable to an attacker; the citizenry would make any attacker pay handily by re-inforcing the standing army.

The United States? Well that’s pretty much a given. The US was born of citizens that formed a line and pushed. They understood the possession of firearms is necessary. They entrenched it in their laws. We’ll ignore for a moment the cowardice and ignorance coupled with nefarious foreign interests have brought repeated attacks on that Right.

What does that mean to Canadians by having responsible citizens own and use firearms in Canada?

You realize less government expenditure and the government has access to citizens who can fill jobs that require competancy, confidence and skill with firearms.

You have citizens that in a dire emergency could fill the ranks. If it’s that big an emergency? They will need skill with firearms. Yes. That is generally accepted to be quite unlikely. But it’s nice to know that option physically exists.

The bottom line? Less taxes out of your pockets.

CIA World Fact Book – CANADA

CIA World Fact Book – CANADA(explanation/definitions)

While it is a “CIA” compilation, the fact is the CIA is an Intelligence function of a nation other than Canada. The US is an ally to Canada. However there are nations that are not as friendly towards Canada. We have a vast wealth of resources and many nations today are actively pursuing resources. Some of the more well-armed foreign nations when examining other nations assess the military capabilities of other nations.

As you can see from the links. Citizens are assessed and factored into plans from a military perspective. You can bet your hiney that civilians that own firearms are accounted for. The more of them there are? The more of a deterrent exists against openly hostile actions.

When you think about reports like Sidewinder and that the anti-gun movement in Canada has support from outside Canada’s borders (such as IANSA and the UN)? A question should form in your mind.

Do Canadians really want excessive gun control when firearms have never really been a problem and have only “really become so” because people with interests outside our borders say so and the media has only trumpeted the issue because some “citizens” within Canada have identifiable connections to those from outside our borders?

From outside the box. Civilian firearms ownership (any type and class) is a net benefit to Canadians.

From outside the box. Civilian firearms ownership is a part of defense that the taxpayer spends ZERO tax dollars on.

From outside the box. Civilians firearms owners won’t bother other Canadians. But we do concern those outside our borders.

From outside the box. That’s a good thing for Canadians that choose not to own firearms or participate in the shooting sports.

You’re welcome.

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How much money do sportsmen put in to the economy?

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1000&u_sid=10570185


Sportsmen are an economic force

Talk about big bucks and most sportsmen think hunting a whitetail or mule deer with a trophy rack.

But big bucks know no season to outdoor retailers — and hunters and anglers have plenty of opportunities to create lots of bang at winter and spring trade shows and banquets.

Upcoming events include the 62nd Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show at Qwest Center Omaha and Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic in Council Bluffs this week.

The Omaha show opens Thursday and runs through Sunday. It attracts tens of thousands of people who troll past displays of fishing tackle, North American hunting and fishing destinations, resorts, lodges and camps, camping equipment, hunting gear and boats and marine equipment.

The Bass Pro Shops event begins Friday and continues through March 15. Visitors will find new fishing products, live demonstrations, boat shows and events for kids and families. About 150,000 people are expected to attend the 17-day event at Bass Pro Shops, said Jim Goff, store manager.

“Some of these same people will spend money at other area merchants for hotels, gas, restaurants and other retailers — all part of the ripple effect sportsmen help bring to an area,” he said.

The Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation says that if the $76 billion sportsmen spend nationally on hunting and fishing were the gross domestic product of a country, sportsmen would rank 57th out of 181 countries.

In many states, sportsmen spend more money, support more jobs and pay more taxes than most industries and attractions in the state, the report said.

In Iowa, annual spending by 518,000 hunters and anglers ($661 million) is more than the cash receipts from dairy products and hay — two of the state’s top agricultural commodities ($645 million). Sportsmen support more jobs (12,000) in Iowa than Principal Life Insurance (10,000), one of the state’s largest employers.

In Nebraska, annual spending by 234,000 hunters and anglers ($470 million) is more than the cash receipts from wheat and dairy products ($405 million), the foundation said. There are nearly as many Nebraska sportsmen as residents of Lincoln, estimated population 241,000.

Clearly, the economic impact of sportsmen is a force to be reckoned with, Goff said.

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So. According to CGC and their claims? Guns kill more people?

If I pick Transportation (cars, etc)? that doesn’t really hold much water.

Where are the screams to ban transportation for the deadly thing it is?

So why do they want to scream about firearms?

If it saves one life…cars should go first.

 

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Male soldiers. With guns. Empowered to rape. Ptooooooie!

Liz. Liz. Liz.

The broad strokes in which you paint the profession of arms is rather disheartening. Slamming those who honourably go and stand to defend their nation are a far cry from those whose armies are far from professional.

Even professional armies have their instances of unprofessionalism. They are dealt with quickly by their peers. There are rules which govern a soldiers conduct on the battlefield. Countries, such as Canada and the United States, do their utmost to abide by these rules. Such is the nature of professionals.

Rape, which was once used as a tool of subjugation in war, has been out of disfavour for many years. A result of “civilization” and recognizing things that aren’t right.

The ranks today are filled with men and WOMEN. Many countries, such as Canada, the United States and Israel employ women in Combat roles. They have also died in that service.

Our professionals have also borne witness to savagery committed against civilian populations by unprofessional “soldiers”. I bring the Rwandan Genocide to your attention. Rest assured the professionals live with the stain that the UN allowed it to happen and restrained their instinctive, professional and honourable urge to do the right thing and intervene.

I can assure you that had our men been turned loose? The casualties of Rwanda would have been much smaller.

Are you familiar with the story of the Amazons? Whether fact or fiction. Women are the focal point of the matter.

Recent history has recorded that women have been soldiers in the defense of a nation.

soviet female sniper

Lyudmila M. Pavlichenko
Confirmed Kills: 309
Pavlichenko served in the Red Army’s 25th Infantry Division and became one of the 2000 Soviet female snipers, of whom only about 500 survived the war.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/05/17/afghanistan-cda.html

“…A female soldier from Canada was killed while fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Wednesday, military officials said.

Capt. Nichola Goddard, 26, had been serving in Afghanistan with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. She was  a member of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, based in Shilo, Man.

She is the first Canadian woman to be killed in action since the Second World War, and the first female combat soldier killed on the front lines ..Goddard was serving as a forward observer, helping to target the artillery by observing where the shells fell.  …”

 

 

 

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