Obeserve the Second Amendment on October 25 (St. Crispin’s Day)

A child learns a valuable skill under responsible adult supervision, and the men’s armor and helmets show that it ain’t about hunting. England once relied on the counterpart of the citizen rifleman to such an extent that archery was the ONLY permissible form of recreation on Sundays. In addition to being the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, October 25 is also the anniversary of the resignation in disgrace of Michael Bellesles, the anti-Second Amendment author of “Arming America.”

He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil remind his neighbours and the public
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’
Then will he pull forth Michael Bellesiles’ resignation
And say ‘These wounds the antigun movement had on Crispin’s day.’
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember with advantages
What feats we did that day: then shall Bellesiles’ shoddy scholarship
Familiar in our mouths as household words
“intentional fabrication or falsification of research data,”
“other serious deviations from accepted practices in carrying out or reporting results from research,”
Be in all newsgroups and letters to the editor freshly remember’d.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But Bellesiles in it shall be remember’d;
Those few, those unhappy few, that band of liars;
For the antigun organizations that associated with Bellesiles
Shall be branded liars; be they e’er so vile,
This day shall remind the American people of their condition
And charlatans in the Brady Center and the VPC now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were here,
And hold their cause cheap whiles any speaks
Of Michael Bellesiles’ resignation upon Saint Crispin’s day.


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