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Thread: Holiday to honor Browning attacked by NAACP and Media

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    SB 247, John M. Browning State Holiday by Sen. Mark Madsen is being attacked by the NAACP, the media, and other anti-gun bigots.

    Bill details can be read at: SB247 Web Page

    You may want to call your State Senator and State Rep, along with Legislative leadership to voice support for this bill honoring a great Utahn and a great gun inventor.

    KSL article at: KSL Story


    ... Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, is sponsoring SB247. It would force the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to be shared with a state holiday recognizing the birthday of Ogden gunmaker John Browning.

    King's birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in January. He was born Jan. 15, 1929, and assassinated in 1968. Browning's birthday is thought to be around Jan. 21. He died at age 71 in 1926.

    The Deseret News reports the local president of the NAACP, Jeanetta Williams, says she's furious. She points out that King was assassinated by a man using a gun. She called the move mean-spirited.

    But some GOP lawmakers don't necessarily oppose the proposal. Majority Leader Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, says he doesn't mind the idea, and tells the newspaper that guns are used to help keep peace.


    The comments on this one are an interesting split.
    All experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. Thank heaven we do not permit a few to impose anarchy.

    "With Anarchy as an aim and as a means, Communism becomes possible."

    "Communism and Anarchy [are], a necessary complement to one another. "
    --PETER KROPOTKIN, "Anarchism: its philosophy and ideal." 1898.

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    I agree that the holiday should not be a shared one, but for one reason only.

    John Moses Browning deserves his own day of recognition.
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    SGT Jensen wrote:
    I agree that the holiday should not be a shared one, but for one reason only.

    John Moses Browning deserves his own day of recognition.
    Agreed 100%

    The man deserves his own day and a couple statues too.

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    Look up a short history of Mr. Browningon YouTube "B.A.R." Browning Automatic Rifle

    This man deserves his own day!
    Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor
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