Happy Independence Day From The Truth About Guns

happy independence day


I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

John Adams

That’s right…the second president of these United States expressed the opinion that one of the ways Americans should commemorate the birth of this nation is with guns. Why? Because without them, America simply wouldn’t exist.

Firearms are an intrinsic part of this country’s history, culture and character. Enshrining the individual right to keep and bear arms was a stroke of genius by the Founding Fathers and a civil right that keeps us free to this day.

That’s a fact that our friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex and the media (but I repeat myself) choose not to acknowledge or will simply deny, all evidence to the contrary. In fact the details of the flag at the top of this post will probably trigger a fair number of them who monitor these pages, which makes it all the more fun and appropriate to use.

So while you’re spending time with the familial unit today — swimming, grilling, watching a ballgame, igniting small incendiary devices…whatever — give a thought to all the freedoms we enjoy and the role that firearms play in ensuring that we still have them.


  1. Out here in the Gulf helping to fuel America, on the rig away from the fam today. Happy Independence Day fellow Americans!

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      My truck and I appreciate your sacrifice.

      1. avatar Pg2 says:

        Let me guess, RAM…..😂

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          I’d sooner drive a Toyota.

        2. avatar jwm says:

          You say Toyota like it’s a bad thing.

        3. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          It’s not in comparison to a company that fleeced the American taxpayers of billions of dollars.

        4. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

          but oh, that widebody hellcat.

        5. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Jr., the first go around with Lee Iaccoca it was only one billion and they paid it back with interest ahead of schedule, so I’ll give the company a Mulligan for that one. Not so much the second time.

        6. avatar Pg2 says:


      2. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        Ford 150 here. 1997 edition. Runs just great. I have no plans to get a new one. It’s nice not having a truck payment. (smile)

    2. avatar Russel A Helmers says:

      Feel for you or anyone away at this time, but I truly few for our people who are at war to help remind other nations of our understanding of what it’s like to be free. GOD BLESS YOU! Your Country Thanks You Too! I also wish I could get my hands on at least one of those flags.

  2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    “Patriotism is always supporting your country and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain I celebrate by taking an ’03A3, M-1 rifle and a 1911 to the range on the farm. This is followed by 🍔 burgers and 🍺 beer. Happy Birthday to the United States of America. 🇺🇸

    1. avatar VicRattlehead says:

      Burgers, beer and guns
      This guy knows how to celebrate the 4th!

      We have our share of problems but this is still unquestionably the greatest country on Earth!

  3. avatar jwm says:

    Still the only nation worth risking death to get to.

    Happy birthday to US.

    1. avatar WI Patriot says:

      BUT, that’s their “right”…

    2. avatar arc says:

      Not the only country. I would risk death to get to Iceland or Norway if the USA was unable to be saved. Though I would also be speaking the language and be bringing skills with me, rather than be a parasite.

  4. avatar enuf says:

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, “Had a Declaration…”

    I always thought Adams was referring to cannons being fired in salute when he wrote that. I cannot afford a cannon, but if I could, I would surely act upon his suggestion this fine day each year.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. Lots of guns." PR says:

      ” I cannot afford a cannon, but if I could, I would surely act upon his suggestion this fine day each year.”

      There’s a much cheaper version that’s plenty loud, ‘Thunder Mugs”, “signal cannons”.

      Plans to make one –


      Here’s a few for around 100 bucks –


  5. avatar dph says:

    We need to remember that this holiday isn’t about hamburgers and beer. This about a small group of real men who took on the greatest military power in the world at the time and spit in their eye. Signing the Declaration of Independence was something the politicians of today would run away from and hide. God Bless the USA.

      1. avatar BlazinTheAmazin says:

        …and they were fighting over essentially a couple percentage points in taxes.

        NOW we are completely taxed out the ass and we just bend over and take… really looking forward to when the current system is no longer in power. Just like our founders would have wanted.

        Happy 4th yall!

        1. avatar enuf says:

          It is worth re-reading the Declaration of Independence on this day, slowly and carefully to absorb the full of it. Remember it is a list of reasons.

          It was not about the taxes themselves, which were very low compared to what people in Britain were paying at that time. It was about the lack of representation and worse, the loss of representation that had previously existed. Not only on taxes but on many things, on many laws and the administration and enforcement of laws and regulations.

          And all that is just the half of it.

          Worth a read:

        2. avatar Pg2 says:

          It wasn’t just the taxes. That may have may the tipping point….an intentionally forgotten huge piece of our history was that the Brit’s didn’t want us printing our own currency. Never forget Rothschilds quote. It explains much of the world today.

    1. avatar GunnyGene says:

      You might enjoy this book: “Marines in the Revolution”. A lot of history that many people are unaware of. Many documents and paintings included.


    2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      That’s why the range time comes before the burgers and beer.

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        Besides, dph, after exercising my 2nd Amendment rights. When we gather for the burgers and beer we’ve covered freedom of assembly. Saying Grace, freedom of religion. As history and politics will be topics of discussion, I think that about wraps up freedom of speech. As does posting on this forum. I think that the Founding Fathers would be pleased with a Independence Day celebration like that.

    3. avatar Arc says:

      Here’s to celebrating illegal arms ownership, tax evasion, vandalism, disobeying orders, acts of treason, and the best of all, sticking it to the man! (The man being Great Briton)

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:


  6. avatar Pg2 says:

    What will the USA look like in 100 years? It’s barely recognizable from just 10 years ago.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      “…what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson.

      1. avatar BlazinTheAmazin says:

        This is one of the greatest and most important quotes of all time. It seems pretty much everyone has forgotten this. Thank you for posting.

    2. avatar GunnyGene says:

      It will either be a lot more crowded or a lot less crowded, with attendant changes in quality of life, and all other aspects of civilization or lack thereof.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Happy Birthday America!

    After I finish putting the rafters up on my reloading shop, I’m going to enjoy some Bison burgers and bison hot dogs.

  8. avatar former water walker says:

    Happy Independence Day! I celebrated by buying ammo & a handgun magazine yesterday…and it’s HOT🇺🇸

  9. avatar Ranger71 says:

    Happy Brexit 1.0!

    1. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

      The E U. a club so good they have to force people to remain…

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        “a club so good they have to force people to remain…”

        Like the USA — remember 1860?

  10. avatar Tom T says:

    Enjoy it while you can. Eventually the “progressives” will vilify it enough that cities and businesses will be afraid to recognize or celebrate it. They have already started with a slew of articles explaining how it isn’t REALLY celebrated on the correct day. Next they will target fireworks as being racist, fascist, etc.

    Si.ilar to the way they flood the internet every December to tell us how Christmas is actually pagan, not Jeses’ birthday, blah blah blah. These tactics are intended to diminish the holidays and eventually make them disappear. Like anything which makes people happy, “progressives” must take it away.

    1. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

      Wait, you read “Vlad’s” “Post” under the Bloomie hates everything article?

      1. avatar Tom T says:

        No. I haven’t.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          I will save you some time. Basically it boils down to ‘ America bad. I hate myself and America. I am a moron.’ Pretty much a direct quote from vlad the impostor.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          Does he have a wall-of-text post on how “NewSoc” (New Socialism) will be the shining path for the future?

          From the person who said in one of his posts he wanted to be one of those herding gun owners into the cattle trucks.

  11. avatar Darkman says:

    Spending most of the day volunteering at local parades,events and fireworks displays with CERT Team. It’s a wonderful sight watching America celebrate. At least here in Iowa We still understand and celebrate Patriots/Veterans and the sacrifices they made for OUR Nation. Keep Your Powder Dry.

  12. avatar Fedup says:

    I celebrated this morning by ordering a Betsy Ross limited edition lower from PSA!
    Happy Independence Day! God Bless America!!

  13. avatar cgray says:

    As long as Soviet Democrats are allowed to walk among us, we are not free, and there is nothing to celebrate on this day or any other.

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  14. avatar Keyword Spam says:

    Celebrate with gunfire, but don’t fire into the air. You’re breaking one of the four rules. Be aware of your target and what’s beyond and you can’t tell where that bullet is coming down. Fire into the ground, a backstop or use blanks.

  15. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    The one country explicitly founded on the notion of people coming together to govern themselves for their own advantage.

    From that followed the massive self-organization to invent itself, and most of the science-fiction utopia the first world lives in, n the rest strives toward.

    From that followed and endless influx of people who wanted to own their own lives.

    From that flowed a commitment to “people first” so strong the country went forth to secure this for others, too, at terrible cost.

    From that flows the endless drive to do this thing better. Even the statists n true believers, in the US have to argue that their way secures *more* of people doing for themselves.

    Myself, sometimes its good to be reminded, from the work and start-up people I play with, to the independent coffee shop where they let me write, I got born into a tradition of pursuing yr own life, n everybody will help you do your own thing.

    The 4th of July celebrates the people who chose, n choose to make their own way, so committed to that that they’ll gamble everything they have for a better shot, they’ll hold back on themselves rather that take, they’ll offer a hand to anyone making their own way, and they’ll even go to war to make that space for others.

    The 4th of July doesn’t celebrate “the government”, but the people who provision it n who its for; not the wars or war machines, but what was won, and why; not the symbols, sometimes hijacked, but the commitment behind them.

    And always, in governing ourselves, like in living your own life, from each win, we can do better.

  16. avatar M1Lou says:

    I just got back from DC. My only goal was to see the tanks. I saw one from a distance. Then the sky opened up and it poured rain. It was a sea of red walking the streets with tons of people wearing MAGA clothing. A few baby Trump balloon carriers, and they all looked like insufferable people to be around. About 30% of the people wearing MAGA gear were not white. So the mass media conspiracy theory that only white nationalists wear MAGA gear got a few holes poked through it.

    I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to shoot some guns unfortunately.

  17. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    flat irons all around before leaving in the work truck.
    eh, la. i think toggling that switch to “on” might have to be a entire holiday shift.
    the weather may feel otherwise…

    1. avatar Hush says:

      Dear Colon Kaepernick,

      I am the flag of the United States of America.
      My name is Old Glory.
      I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
      I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
      I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
      I stand guard with power in the world.
      Look up and see me.
      I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
      I stand for freedom. I am confident. I am arrogant. I am proud.
      When I am flown with my fellow banners,
      My head is a little higher, My colors a little truer.
      I bow to no one! I am recognized all over the world.
      I am worshiped – I am saluted.I am loved – I am revered.
      I am respected – I am feared.
      I have fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.
      I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
      I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy. Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
      I was there. I led my troops.
      I was dirty, battleworn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
      I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
      I have helped set free. It does not hurt for I am invincible.
      I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled in the streets of my country.
      And when it’s done by those whom I’ve served in battle – it hurts.
      But I shall overcome – for I am strong.
      I have slipped the bonds of earth and
      stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
      I have born silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
      But my finest hours are yet to come.
      When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded
      comrades on the battlefield,
      when I am flown at half mast to honor my soldier,
      or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
      I am proud.
      I am the flag of the United States of America.

    2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      it wasn’t the weather. it was squirrel nutkin losing to tr71’s low side, tripping the 86 l/ o due to an 87b phz differential. poor guy used to love roasted nutz.

  18. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    This is the greatest nation on earth. Especially for those who have nothing and have gone on to create personal success and great wealth for themselves and others. I know the self hating whites, blacks, the self hating jews and christians, all disagree. As well as the self hating atheist, also disagree.

    1. avatar Pg2 says:

      I’ve yet to meet to a self hating Jew, black or any other group save nonJewish European whites.

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