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Re: Southern military representation
Pennsylvania has more guns per capita than any other state in the union.
My brothers never miss a thing they aim at. My neice hunts with a muzzel
loader. My father too. I take issue with your analysis that the
northererns were not as used to guns.
We close everything up here in PA for the first day of Deer Season. Our
Schools are closed. From reading history of the revolution, the best shots
were the boys from PA and who had few requirements in terms of their needs.
Rough Germans probably, the same ones that George Washington thought were
Last I check Pennsylvania was the north.
----Original Message Follows----
From: Donald McElfresh <email@example.com>
To: KOREAN-WAR-L <KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu>
Subject: Southern military representation
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 09:18:00 -0500
As I remember, and the comments date back to the Civil War, the
Northerners are typical urban dwellers and the Southerners are typically
rural dwellers. Those from the rural areas have more exposure to hunting
and use of weapons than those in the cities. Obviously, there have been
a lot of Yankee hunters, but not proportionaltely so. This exposure also
extended to Southern cavalry during the Civil War. I'm from Chicago and
learned about weapons in my high school ROTC (1946-48) before I went to
Boot Camp (I had top shooting scores in my company) in February 1949.
However, most Yankees at that time weren't that familiar with weapons
(Springfield, Garand, carbine, grease gun and .45). Of course times are
different now, now many city kids "cut their teeth" on weapons, for the
Also, at present I think you would have to separate the Eastern
Southerners, from the Western Southerns, due to urbanization and
interstate relocations in the west. However, my brother-in-law and his
grandsons are rednecks from Oklahoma, and can outshoot just about
anybody I've seen lately.
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