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    Lol so I found this article pretty funny. It was based off a Stanford article and it does make perfect sense how the murder rate was in fact so low because... EVERYONE HAD GUNS. Who is going to go off murdering people when that person knows everyone has a gun? You would have to be damn near suicidal lol. Read the 1st historical myth in the article below.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_18487...-are-true.html

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    Another myth about the west (on topic - it involves guns)

    is: there is *no* record of and no evidence existsthat settlers crossing the west made a circle of their wagons when theywere attacked byNative Americans (Indians) Pure myth.

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    Come on, man, you gotta tell us what they DID do.
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    They made a circle of guns? LOL

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    Another thing you see on TV and in the moviesthat isn't true....They settlers never used horses to pull the wagons. The horses the Spaniards left here were too small to be used as draft animals. They used oxen. This info comes from my Grandma as told to her by her Grandma who crossed the plains states and settled in Oregon.
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    Gundude wrote:
    Another thing you see on TV and in the moviesÂ*that isn't true....They settlers never used horses to pull the wagons. The horses the Spaniards left here were too small to be used as draft animals. They used oxen. This info comes from my Grandma as told to her by her Grandma who crossed the plains states and settled in Oregon.
    Oh come now. We all know they used native americans to pull their wagons while they weren't too busy getting in gun fights/stealing land and writing the second amendment to pertain only to a state run militia. Lol God bless Alan Gura.

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    Streetbikerr6 wrote:
    Gundude wrote:
    Another thing you see on TV and in the moviesthat isn't true....They settlers never used horses to pull the wagons. The horses the Spaniards left here were too small to be used as draft animals. They used oxen. This info comes from my Grandma as told to her by her Grandma who crossed the plains states and settled in Oregon.
    Oh come now. We all know they used native americans to pull their wagons while they weren't too busy getting in gun fights/stealing land and writing the second amendment to pertain only to a state run militia. Lol God bless Alan Gura.
    My great, great, great Grandpa was a member of the Oregon Volunteers, a militia that was busy killing "hostile indians", escorting wagon trains and protecting survey parties. They received $150forjoining, and at the end of their enlistment, they received 40 acres of land as payment for their service.
    A citizen may not be required to offer a ―good and substantial reason-- why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs.

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    Gundude wrote:
    Streetbikerr6 wrote:
    Gundude wrote:
    Another thing you see on TV and in the moviesthat isn't true....They settlers never used horses to pull the wagons. The horses the Spaniards left here were too small to be used as draft animals. They used oxen. This info comes from my Grandma as told to her by her Grandma who crossed the plains states and settled in Oregon.
    Oh come now. We all know they used native americans to pull their wagons while they weren't too busy getting in gun fights/stealing land and writing the second amendment to pertain only to a state run militia. Lol God bless Alan Gura.
    My great, great, great Grandpa was a member of the Oregon Volunteers, a militia that was busy killing "hostile indians", escorting wagon trains and protecting survey parties. They received $150forjoining, and at the end of their enlistment, they received 40 acres of land as payment for their service.
    Oh come on now gundude. Your not fooling anyone. We know all these stories are you in your 40s.
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    chewy352 wrote:
    Gundude wrote:
    Streetbikerr6 wrote:
    Gundude wrote:
    Another thing you see on TV and in the moviesthat isn't true....They settlers never used horses to pull the wagons. The horses the Spaniards left here were too small to be used as draft animals. They used oxen. This info comes from my Grandma as told to her by her Grandma who crossed the plains states and settled in Oregon.
    Oh come now. We all know they used native americans to pull their wagons while they weren't too busy getting in gun fights/stealing land and writing the second amendment to pertain only to a state run militia. Lol God bless Alan Gura.
    My great, great, great Grandpa was a member of the Oregon Volunteers, a militia that was busy killing "hostile indians", escorting wagon trains and protecting survey parties. They received $150forjoining, and at the end of their enlistment, they received 40 acres of land as payment for their service.
    Oh come on now gundude. Your not fooling anyone. We know all these stories are you in your 40s.
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    wild west again; only while carrying with a chaw of bakker in yo mouth- pilgrim

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    I saw a 60 Minutes interview of Louis L'Amour (http://www.louislamour.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_L%27Amour ) back in the 1980s where he said that in all of his years of researching the Old West, he never found one instance of men meeting in the middle of a street at a predetermined time to have a "High Noon"-style shootout/duel. That was all a figment of Hollywood's imagination.

    Sorry about bursting another bubble . . .

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    "This isn't Texas!"

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