Hello again, this is Elston, this is where I talk about guns.
However, first, a little about me since it seems to be all the rage in my e-mail. Today I was walking down the beaten path form my home down to the beginning of the street. The gravel clicked against my boot heels and I approached the pavement. I looked down towards my neighbor’s lawn and read a peculiar sign. “Vacuum trucks for sale.” And besides that was a large area that was flooded almost waist deep, seemingly half sunk in the ground next to it was a decommissioned truck, and it made me think of myself. In a way, Ive been decommissioned too, nad I wonder if there’s still use for these old bones just quite yet.
But for today we are going to talk about the musket. The musket is an old weapon back from the revolutionary periods and much before and it was also a foundational aspect of the 2nd amendment. The musket had a peculiar set up system that is not too uncommon from other projectile weapons such as the RPG or the shotgun. There is a deice, which would be the musket bullet and it is packed atop stuffed black powder and cloth to catch fire. The damager and the propellant are two separate aspects of the same weapon in this instance. It’s a fascinating thing to study if you get the chance and it’s all too well exemplified in the movie The Patriot
Now the Patriot is not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, and the assassination of Benedict Arnold’s character will make my blood boil until it’s exsanguinated posthumously. But I will admit that it is a surprisingly accurate aspect in every other stretch of the imagination. The way the combat is portrayed shows just how stupid the linear progression of and that holding lines and ranks opens you up to a whole bunch of other problems
That being said it must be extremely intimidating to watch a uniform line of a group of people moving towards you armed and intent on killing. To have that absolute moment of fight or flight must be ana amazing rush that is not simply noticed anymore.
But the time for the second amendment. I saw this rather vulgar comedian the other day who had a great point about the 2nd amendment that had me thinking about it for a very long time. He said it was made back when you had muskets, and it wasn’t so easy to simply kill someone as it is right now. The other aspect is that the second amendment was created to force the government out should they become too strong for the people but that just isn’t true in the world of drones and remote satellites and simple bombings. If they wanted to the government could easily take America.