JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/07/armed-america-2.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1184999732-577440  Sarah at Sat, 21 Jul 2007 06:35:32 +0000

Thanks for advertising this. I just ordered a copy of Kyle Cassidy's book.

jsid-1185067947-577451  kevin at Sun, 22 Jul 2007 01:32:27 +0000

Sold. I'll be getting this. There are plenty of people I know who can benefit from such perspective.

jsid-1185075516-577454  drew458 at Sun, 22 Jul 2007 03:38:36 +0000

It might make for an interesting read for a hoplophobe. Since just about everybody I know owns a gun or ten, I don't think I need a copy.

But I do like the commentor who owns "an old flintlock from the Spanish American war". That level of misinformation makes me think the guy writes novels for a living!

jsid-1185091004-577458  Gregg at Sun, 22 Jul 2007 07:56:44 +0000

Misinformation? Sounds like the author of that tidbit slept through history, or didn't take anything more than the required survey courses.

jsid-1186436592-577952  Clayton E. Cramer at Mon, 06 Aug 2007 21:43:12 +0000

It sounds like someone might have confused "Spanish American war" with the Mexican War. Flintlocks were already on the way out, but as late as the Civil War, the Confederacy was still sending troops into battle with them. At the Battle of Fishing Creek (in which my great-great-great-grandfather participated), it was raining--with predictable results on reliability!

jsid-1186440544-577955  Kevin Baker at Mon, 06 Aug 2007 22:49:04 +0000

Next time I meet you, Clayton, I'll have another book for you to sign.

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