I received this in an email forward. I haven't checked the numbers, but it sounds reasonable. If someone finds any factual errors in the info below, please leave a comment.
After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River. Our two million man army and war ships were all fighting the Germans.
So, why did the Japanese not invade?
After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer: They knew that nearly every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them. The world's largest army is American hunters!
I had never thought about this...
A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin. So, in effect, over this past deer season Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world with more men under arms than in Iran. This is more men under arms than in France and Germany combined.
These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed. That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000 hunters all of whom have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world!
The point? America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower. And, we haven't even touched on the number of men under arms in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and all the other states. Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security. That's why all enemies of the United States, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.
Food for thought when next we consider gun control.