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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Silver Fox, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Boston massacure where the 29th British Regiment opened fire into a group of unarmed colonists killing five.

    SF-
     
  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just to play devil's advocate. I've read historical accounts of this day and historians are not really sure who fired the first shot. The "unarmed" people were more like a mob than a crowd and the British soldiers were way outnumbered, with the guards on duty being very young and inexperianced. The whole event was very Political in nature and was meant to bring about some event.

    The real issue at hand during this period was the English involvement in the court systems where the "Colonist Patriots" felt that they had No Real Voice among them as judges were being appointed by the English crown and TAXES were being levied without representation. Politicians and unfair courts, some things never change. All these years later we can only be happy that we are not unarmed today.
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Scary thing to think about. If ill-trained British soldiers with muskets can do that much damage, think what well trained American soldiers could do with automatic weapons...
     
  4. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    April 19th is always just around the corner.....
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Jefferson County, Wa Member

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    I wonder how long the war would have been put off if it was seasoned troops there.

    Bruce.
     
  6. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    killing 5 people and 1 dog
     
  7. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    True, but the thing to remember is they didn't consider us to be "their people", we were foreigners and the enemy or at least a major problem. American soldiers would find themselves possibly firing on friends and relatives or at the least their own people. Soldiers are obedient but their not robots. I have little fear of American soldiers doing something similar.
     
  8. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope you are right...
     
  9. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    I'm more afraid of politicians making me so broke that I can't afford to buy more ammo.
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    so do I... :(