Quote of the day–Mark Wilson

As to guns in private hands detering invasions. The Japanese disagreed with you. During WWII, the Japanese were considering a raid on the Northwest US, in order to force the US to divert resources to defend this area. They decided against it precisely because they knew how well armed and trained the citizens were. This is not theory or conjecture, the minutes of the meetings were captured when Japan surrendered. During WWII, civilian patrols were quite influential in protecting British shores against sabuetors.


Mark Wilson
3/31/98
From http://www.intellectualcapital.com/issues/98/0326/iccon.asp
[This link now appears to be dead but if you do a search for some of the phrases you can still find the text on the web.–Joe]

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  1. The Germans had similar reservations regarding Switzerland. The NRA was founded by two Civil War commanders who determined that there weren’t near enough qualified civilian marksmen, in their estimation, to properly defend the country. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) was established by Congress for the same reason. That is of course where the militia clause in the second amendment originated– a people cannot be free unless they are, as individuals, capable of defending themselves.

    The concept is as old as civilization itself, and there are several writings addressing that subject.

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