Happy Thanksgiving From The Truth About Guns

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There are lots of reasons that Thanksgiving ranks up there with many American’s favorite holidays. There are not decorations required, no lights to put up and no presents to exchange. It’s based on just being, whether it’s a small gathering with your immediate family or a big get-together with friends and relatives, all you have to do is be there and enjoy a good meal.

So wherever you may live and whatever your circumstances may be, Americans can always find lots to be thankful for. Whether it’s good health, family members we can reasonably tolerate, or just heaps of moist, delicious sage and sausage stuffing and gravy, remember that we live in the greatest nation on Earth with freedoms that most of the rest of the world can only dream of.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner today. Have a piece of pie and be grateful for what you have. Oh, and don’t forget to give a thought to our precious Second Amendment freedoms. Not that you would.

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  1. I’m grateful that I was born in the greatest nation on earth and I do know how lucky I am being here. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

    • I would add: Greatest nation that has ever existed! Been to a few countries around the world courtesy of Uncle Sam and none compare. Enjoy it while it lasts!

      • Texican,

        Agree. I have traveled widely on business and am always glad to return to the USA with the freedoms and innovation we enjoy. We’ll save, for tomorrow, the alarm over that which is happening in our great country. For today, it is prayer, gratitude, family, friends, food, laughter, and love. Then, a nap. Then, repeat.

    • I am thankful that I was able to gain citizenship to the greatest nation that have ever walked the face of God’s green earth.

  2. One more thing: breakfast tip for the day after Thanksgiving: do not try toasting left-over mashed potatoes in your pop-up toaster. That does not work. Don’t ask me how I know.🤠

  3. A day for giving thanks. I give thanks for my father and mother, who taught me decency and ethics and never back down from evil. Also self reliance and the ability to be positive in everyday living. Don’t really believe in religion anymore, but believe in myself to do the right thing, even when no one is watching. I give thanks to now to be in a position to help others who want to better themselves. Thanks for living in America where at least you have a chance for a great life.

  4. fyi
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

    And how did we get here? There are a lot of people who are against teaching the religious History of the United States. How about a national divorce? Atheist go one way. Everyone else go the other.

    “Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789”
    “By the President of the United States of America, Proclamation.”

    “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

    “Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be…”

    https://www.mountvernon.org/education/primary-source-collections/primary-source-collections/article/thanksgiving-proclamation-of-1789/

    While in college I discovered that there are large numbers of people who are against teaching this speech, that was spoken by President George Washington.

    • Chris T in KY,

      Washington’s speech deserves deep consideration every Thanksgiving (and all the other days of the year, also). Thank you for posting it.

      I am, however, happy to live side-by-side with those who are atheists. God knows, there are enough of them in my family. 🤠

      • You are treating the atheists better than the atheist would be treating you. It is why I say they have never supported the First Amendment.

        They certainly support pornography. They certainly support flag burning. They certainly support burning crosses. But they have never supported the First Amendment.
        You can have all of those things if you want. But they have nothing to do with the First Amendment.

        Just as you can have hunting if you want. But hunting has nothing to do with the Second Amendment.

        • Chris T,

          Ever heard of the concept of “grace”, Chris T??? How about, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”? Maybe, “Let him among you who is without sin cast the first stone.”?

          I know a few actual atheists and quite a few agnostics (most people who claim to be “athesists” are, in fact, agnostics, if you delve into their actual beliefs), and many of them are good, hardworking, moral people. If they share my secular values, their religion is between them and God.

          Interesting to see you find it acceptable to place your judgement about the worth of another soul above that of God. Think on that, this Thanksgiving, Chris T. Hell, I even wish a Happy Thanksgiving to MajorStupidity, dacian the demented, and Ponce Albert the Fake-Limey. They are ignorant, indoctrinated f***tards, but they are children of God, and made in his image. Pray for them.

        • To lamp of diogenes
          I realize I am not the best Christian. And I am a person who struggles with my Christianity. But I know that without Christianity the world would be a very darker and more evil place.

          The spread of Christianity helped to end slavery in most of the world. And the curiosity that christians have about how the world works, helped people to produce things that make our world a much better place, to live in with technology.

          I made no exceptions when I wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving. And I am sincere about that. I have actually found myself reading the Bible more because of all of the stories of using weapons for self-defense.

          As a side note there is even personal finance management in The Bible.

          The ways to live a better life have never changed in the thousands of years since The Bible was written. But people think because it’s so old the rules don’t apply. But they are wrong. And we have decided to ignore these rules. Which is how our society has come to be in such a sad situation, that it is in currently.

          And libertarianism has become infected. Right wing Libertarian???
          Or Left wing Libertarian???

          I call myself a Rights person. You have the right to do smart things. And you have the right to do stupid things. And I have the right to call you out on the stupid things that you do.
          That is my judgment. And my judgment can change. And everybody judges.
          But only God makes the final judgment.

          And I am trying to pray for people that I don’t like.

    • October 3, 1863
      By the President of the United States
      A Proclamation
      The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
      In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
      Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
      No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
      It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.
      In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United Stated States to be affixed.
      Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
      -Abraham Lincoln

  5. This house is taking a break from the usual this year. No turkey, family get togethers, or any of that. It’ll be roast and a more relaxing day off. Although still recognizing how unique this particular holiday is to this country.

    Ya know, turkey will never be on the endangered species list for one very simple reason…we eat them.

  6. This morning we are delivering thanks giving dinner to a local abused women’s shelter and church sponsored abused children temporary shelter and a church sponsored meal for the homeless … from us personally, 6 hams with trimmings and home made deserts. Its a combined local effort from a group of us local gun people survivors of defensive gun use self/others-defense encounters, others in our group will also deliver multiple turkeys and hams and trimmings and deserts. Some of those in those shelters were saved from certain death by members of our group employing no-other-choice defensive gun use in their defense.

    Then, when those deliveries are done, later, we will host thanks giving dinner at our home for a gathering of friends and family.

    • The turkey that Jeremy S (who may, or may not, have spoken in class today) is holding doesn’t look particularly grateful, feet up, head hanging low in shame… 🙂

  7. I received a boatload of Happy Thanksgiving e-mail ranging from My Pillow to Primary Arms so have a safe and peaceful Happy Thanksgiving to them and to all on TTAG.

  8. I just missed hitting a hen turkey with the Batmobile yesterday. She was a big one, walked right into the road, If I’d have swerved left instead of right I’d have nailed her.

  9. Shocking, who would have thought that the Democrats would turn on RINO Liz? Christmas comes early this year.

    Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., angered many Republicans by sitting on the House Jan. 6 select committee, and now she has rankled the panel’s Democrat members, The Washington Post reported.
    Cheney, vice chair of the committee, has upset Democrats by pushing to focus the panel’s final report primarily on former president Donald Trump, The Post reported Wednesday.
    Members also see Cheney trying to use the committee as the vehicle for her political future.

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