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Fresno, CA Rifleman's Boot Camp Aug 23-30
« on: June 17, 2009, 11:36:25 AM »
Announcing the 2nd CA Rifleman's Boot Camp! It will be at the Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club at 15687 Auberry Rd.  Clovis, CA   93619 (559)299-6365  on August 23-30, 2009.
  Why should you come to the August 23-30 Boot Camp in Fresno, CA?  Lot's of reasons, but I'll try to spell it out for you as best I can:

Skills with a Rifle. Yeah, sure, you'll definitely get a load of improved skills and a ton of knowledge about yourself, your rifle, and how to use it to its fullest potential.  You'll get days of training in the various positions, at various targets at various distances. And you'll learn a lot of things to make you a better shot. You'll learn how to take care of your rifle so it can take care of you. If you don't see your shooting improve greatly then you're not trying.

But even more importantly, you'll awaken the sleeping American within. That American owns a rifle but doesn't know how to use it to its fullest potential, or even why he needs to know. But that American is still an American, and Americans have it in them to get up off that couch and get out and DO things and CHANGE things and make this country what it once was.

How many countries have had their citizenry take up arms and free themselves of tyranny? Americans DID.

How many countries then continued to arm themselves and oppose tyranny every time it threatened? America DID.

Name a country that nearly tore itself apart, killing 600,000 of its own people to free those in bondage and make all men truly equal.  America DID.

Which country embraced industrial revolution and produced enough food to feed itself and the world? America DID.

In about 200 years America fought for and won its independence, fought to maintain it, became a beacon of hope for the rest of the world, became a melting pot, made the steel that built the greatest structures throughout the world, made the electricity and lights that lit the world, made the dictators of the world tremble, made countries and continents free, cared for neighbors, took care of those in need, fought TWO world wars to secure not only our own freedom but that of the rest of the world,  Invented the airplane, flew it faster, higher, further, and flew it around the world unrefueled, and put cheese in an aerosol can!

Anybody want to guess how many men have walked on the moon? That's right...12. Anybody want to tell me where they're from? That's right...AMERICA! No other human feet have disturbed that dusty lunar surface, ONLY Americans. Americans have the brains, the guts, the desire to improve our lot and that of others. To go where nobody's been before and do what hasn't been done.

In 200 years this country made advances in the political, cultural, economic, and industrial arena that simply dwarf what occurred in the previous 3000 years, and yet in some countries today they still urinate in their drinking water.

Americans are generous to a fault. They give BILLIONS of dollars a year to organizations who help those in need. They help out people they don't even know. They do and buy and provide things for their families that other countries only dream of.

In this world there are givers and there are takers. Those who work hard, take care of business and family and with what's left over, others. They are the givers.
Then you can contrast them with the folks that take no responsibility for themselves and expect hands out, begging for more, sitting in the deck chair of a sinking ship, blaming others. Takers.

This country is a ship on a treacherous course through dangerous waters right now. Icebergs to the left and right. We've even struck one or two and are taking on water.

You have choices to make. You can do things that make you FEEL better, make you FEEL like you're doing something.

You could stand at the bow and point and shout out "Hey, there's an iceberg over there!" and then "Look! Another iceberg over there!"
I bet it's pretty crowded up there at the bow. Lots of folks pointing out the obvious.

Heck, you can send in your $35 a year to the NPA, (National Passengers Association) and go back to sleep in your comfortable berth knowing they'll bail that water out and save the ship, right?  Sure they will.

OR...(And it's just a thought)......You could round up a bunch of folks, head down to where the problem is, grab a bucket, and bail for all you're worth!  You might even see a couple of those NPA fellows down there too. Probably be arguing about whether or not a certain size bucket should be allowed or if you should have to register your bucket or not, but they'd be down there, I'm certain of it.
Anyway, you'd actually be DOING SOMETHING to make a difference and not just feeling better about it.


This country has always had doers. Those who saw the need and DID something. Americans have been numbed and dumbed in the last few decades. Almost to the point that if you were you to hand them a bucket, they'd not know how to use it.  We've been taught that it's best to let others do it. Leave the bailing up to the "professional bailers". Not to get involved. Not to think about such unpleasant things. Boy, this couch sure is comfortable.

Back in 1775 the men and women who won our independence didn't sit around and wait for the National Musket Association to do what needed to be done. They saw what was on the horizon and they did something unique: They PREPARED for it. Planned. Coordinated. Sacrificed. Did what ever it took.

Today, (Just like back then), when we face challenges we see folks divided into 2 categories: Those who sit back and watch and wait for others to do something, and those who see what's on the horizon and DO something.

We remember our heroes to honor their sacrifices and commitment. Even though those boys back in 1775 are far removed from our modern times we honor them.

Calling Americans: Come to Fresno August 23-30.

Honor those who've done what needed to be done by being there, being awake, aware, prepared.

Come to Fresno in August.

For more info: http://www.appleseedinfo.org/bc_schedule.htm
To Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/332440338
If ye love wealth better than liberty,the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom,go home from us.We ask not your counsels or arms.Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. SA