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Welcome to my home page. My two overriding passions are the cause of Liberty, especially in defense of the Constitution & Bill of Rights of the United States of America; and the collection & study of weapons, especially firearms.
Criminals Prefer Unarmed Victims. Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants. I AM NONE OF THESE THINGS.

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On 2 March 1836, Texas Declared Independence.

On 9 April 1865 at Appamattox Courthouse, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his battered, starving and outnumbered troops to Union forces under General Ulysses Grant, effectively ending the War Between the States... for now.

On 9 April 2003, the nation of Iraq was liberated from decades of tyranny under Saddam Hussein by the armed forces of the United States of America.

On 13 April 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia.

On 18 April 1942, Lt. Col. James Doolittle of the United States Army Air Force led sixteen B-25B 'Mitchell' medium bombers, precariously launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, against strategic targets in Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka, Yokosuka, and Nagoya in the Empire of Japan.

On 19 April 1775, the first shots of the War of Independence for the United States of America were fired at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts.
The anniversary of this day is celebrated as Patriot's Day.

On 19 April 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto rose up against the Third Reich and, for twenty-eight humiliating days, fought the greatest war machine in the world at that time to a standstill. At least one Nazi soldier is reported to have cried, "Leibe Gott, die Juden haben waffen!" - "Dear God, the Jews have guns!"
There's a lesson here. Learn it.

On 21 April 1836, Texan General Sam Houston, with 783 men, surprised and defeated a 1,500-man Mexican force under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, thus securing independence for the Second Republic of Texas.

On 22 April 1861, Robert E. Lee, formerly a Colonel in the Union Army, assumed command of Confederate forces in the state of Virginia, having rejected a similar position offered by the Union, vowing never to raise his sword against his own people.

On 30 April 1975, the city of Saigon in the Republic of Vietnam fell to communist forces.