Overweight? Skip The Gym And Buy a Gun

Overweight? Skip The Gym And Buy a Gun

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    Overweight? Skip The Gym And Buy a Gun

    This is not my opinion. Rather, it is from no less an authority than Thomas Jefferson. The following quote may be helpful as a health tip, and also, by the way, for all of the "antis" that say the founding fathers did not intend the citizens to have the right to keep and bear arms, well...judge for yourself. Oh, and unless you are in an open carry state, you will need your concealed carry permit for "those walks." Have a nice day.

    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."

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    Heres my take,buy a gun and shoot enough so that you can't afford to buy food,at least junk food
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    In today's vernacular Thomas Jefferson would be called a health nut. As the first sentence in this quote sates, "A strong body makes the mind strong". He was an advocate of health eating and living. But, I don't see a connection between this quotation and "Overweight? Skip the Gym and Buy a Gun." He would not abide of being overweight and his long walks were his Gym.

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    I'm not seeing the connection
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    Or start carrying AIWB. You will quickly learn to despise any gut-flap.

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    I'm not seeing the connection
    Me neither, but that's never stopped me from replying before...
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    I'll have to start putting my extra mags in hard to reach areas.

    Blam-blam-blam-blam (to 18) - mag release - reach over my shoulder for mag #2 - slap, slide release - blam-blam-blam... - mag release - reach behind thigh for mag # 3 - slap, slide release - blam-blam-blam...

    Now I just need to come up with some creative mounts for my extra mag holders!
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    I've shot my junk food budget more than once at the range, so to speak. I'm finding motivation in losing weight so my IWB holsters will fit without buying new jeans as well.

    It sure doesn't hurt to be in shape if you are going to defend yourself, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snider View Post
    I've shot my junk food budget more than once at the range, so to speak. I'm finding motivation in losing weight so my IWB holsters will fit without buying new jeans as well.

    It sure doesn't hurt to be in shape if you are going to defend yourself, eh?
    I'm in the same boat. Its easy for me to gain weight, but fortunately, its still easy for me to lose weight too. And, I think Mr. Jefferson was talking about a 20# musket, not your polymer wonder pistol.
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    I'm overweight. I've been lax on working out after I started getting sick in the Florida heat. Once I move to the Rockies, it will be much easier. I won't be half-dead from a 10 minute car-ride to the gym.
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    I love TJ. But you have to remember that he was hiking the mountains, carrying and reloading a rather heavy musket.
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