2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Stupid question, excellent respons...

Got this in an email....can't vouch for the validity of it, but it is hilarious never the less....

Australia has very restrictive gun laws concerning the type of firearm and caliber that a civilian may possess....however there is a very vocal opposition of gun owners in the country trying to change that....this General is probably one of them...

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For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian.

General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.

Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.

Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have to love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.

In a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters..


FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
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We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don't see how.. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radiocast
went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, this interview was over.

3 comments:

Kevin Delaney said...

Love it.

Tom Stone said...

Due to inherent cognitive bias the interviewer was probably unable to understand Gen. Cosgrove.As someone who lived in the SF bay area for years I have encountered many people who think of themselves as liberals but who oppose private ownership of firearms by the wrong people.Oddly,once I learned how to get them to define the "wrong people" it turned out that they were rednecks,had dark skin,were of a "different class" than "we" were.So...I would say "oh,you're a racist too,do you think only homeowners should be able to vote?".I am a racist,humans are ALL flawed.

Huey148 said...

Very interesting comment Tom, thanks for stopping by...