I Am A Bad Person. A Very Bad Person.

I'm about to do something wrong. With forethought, although no malice. In fact, I do it out of adoration. At first, I was going to link the post. Then I thought to myself "Hmmmmm. What if they turn out to be lunatics and close their site!?! I mean, they SEEM normal but I've not been reading them that long and its within the realm of possibility that they might snap like twigs at any moment. What to do, what to do!?!"

Then I thought to myself. "Hmmmm. I could excerpt a bit of the post for educational purposes ... OR ... I could justcopythewholething!" That last bit was thought in a quick rush of horror and excitement! Admittedly, it doesn't take all that much to get my adrenaline going. Still. I know that my husband will love this piece (and its not like I don't send him over there to read their site anyway) and eventually my boys will love this piece and I don't think they actually wrote it. I THINK they just found it floating loose in the world and posted it for their readers enjoyment. And, yes, I enjoyed it tremendously. At the very least, it shows that they have sparklely taste.

Be warned ... I laughed until I cried. Admittedly, I laugh a lot. (My children think nothing is as satisfying as making Mama laugh, which accounts for the near endless supply of questionable knock-knock jokes) So, here, without further personal justification, archived on my own site for my own personal enjoyment, is a post from Ghubert at SammyTaylor.net ...

"Marine Corps Rules for Gun Fighting
Posted by ghubert, November 13, 2006, 10:51 am

I found this little gem today. Thought you all might enjoy it. I think #10 and #21 are my favorites.

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don’t drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a “4.”

Navy Rules for Gun fighting:

1. Go to Sea

2. Send the Marines

3. Drink Coffee "


Thanks for the thought and laugh. You might like the Army and Air Force versions too.

Lucy's Husband | 11/16/2006 - 02:26 PM
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