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AMERICA ‘S HUNTERS —Pretty Amazing!

A blogger added up the deer license sales in  just a handful of states and arrived at a striking  conclusion:

There were over 600,000 hunters this  season in the state of Wisconsin …

Allow me to restate that  number: 600,000!

Over the last several months,  Wisconsin’s hunters became the eighth largest army in the  world.

(That’s more men under arms than in Iran .  More than France and Germany combined. )

These men, deployed to the  woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms,  and NO ONE WAS KILLED.

That number  pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of  Pennsylvania and Michigan’s 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED  HOME SAFELY.

Toss in a quarter million  hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that  the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army  in the world.

And then add in the total number of hunters  in the other 46 states.
It’s millions  more.

The point?

America  will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of  home-grown firepower!

Hunting… it’s not just a way to fill the  freezer.

It’s a matter of national  security.

That’s why all of our enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us  disarmed.

That is anytime and every time America  considers gun control. Our enemies want guns out of our  hands.

Overall it’s true, so if we disregard some  assumptions that hunters
don’t possess the  same skills as soldiers, the question would still  remain…

What army of 2 million would want to face 30  million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???

For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever  allow gun control or confiscation of guns.


Remember, the right to bear arms was put into  the Bill of Rights not to allow hunting but because the Americans had  just finished fighting a war against THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT  !!!

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144 — May 24 – This Day in Baptist History Past


Elder James Smith


James Lemen, Sr., his wife and several of his neighbors, having been converted to the Baptist faith by an itinerant preacher from Kentucky, organized themselves into a Baptist church at a meeting held in the south room (of Lemen’s home) on May 24, 1796.


Lemen, who had served as an American soldier in the Revolutionary War, arrived in Illinois in 1786, having come from Virginia. Soon he and his family were introduced to the sterner side of frontier life. “The very summer of their arrival Mrs. Lemen’s sister and her husband, James Andrews, were killed by the Indians, and their two little daughters carried captive to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.


It was into that environment that in 1787 Elder James Smith, of Kentucky, visited New Design; the first Baptist preacher and the first preacher of any denomination to enter the present state of Illinois. He held a series of house meetings which were abundantly blessed. Among those who believed the word and confessed Christ were James Lemen and Joseph Ogle and their wives, and Shadrach Bond. And a goodly number of others!


Three years afterwards, in 1790, Elder Smith again visited New Design, and through his preaching others were added to the converts.


In the midst of the work Elder Smith was captured by the Indians. In the party was a Mrs. Huff with her little child. She had been under spiritual concern for some time, and while the savages were putting her to death Elder Smith fell on his knees praying for her, and in that attitude he was taken. On this account, and because of his praying and singing while they traveled, the Indians were afraid of him. He was taken to Vincennes, from whence word came through the traders as usual that he would be returned for a suitable ransom. Thereupon $170 was collected out of the poverty of the settlers, and Elder Smith was set free.


Dr. Dale R. Hart, adapted from:  This Day in Baptist History Vol. I. Thompson/ Cummins) pp. 212-213.



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