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    The Walking Rifleman
    By Joe Sledge

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin'
    it adds not a bit to his load.
    It makes him in fact somewhat lighter,
    for he walks as a free man, unbowed.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin',
    he's master of all he can see.
    A good man won't abuse the position,
    for a master's a fine thing to be.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin',
    he'll keep his eye sharp, his wits keen.
    That's not just a tart he's escortin'.
    No, that lady beside him's a queen.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin',
    its condition doesn't matter to me.
    He can load it however he chooses
    so long as he lives by Rule Three.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin'
    and he needs a second shot quick,
    he'll be glad of the time spent on homework, that he mastered reflexive bolt-flick.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin'
    and he's hunting, to feed him and his,
    well, he's living the way God intended,
    and that's just the way that it is.

    When a man takes his rifle a walkin',
    as some say he should not be allowed,
    well, they'd better be saying it softly, for a man with a rifle is proud.

    So if you take your rifle a walkin',
    realize what you're saying, my friend.
    You're saying that you are a free man
    and woe be to him who butts in.

    So let's take our rifles a walkin',
    with pride - defiance if need.
    If we don't want to be the last riflemen we've got to re-sow freedom's seed.

    Yes, let's take our rifles a walkin',
    and we'll walk in the light, so they'll see.
    And if they come to tell us we cannot,
    then we'll water the Liberty Tree.
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

    If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.

    Matt K.


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    Said it better than I could. I've always respected people's ability to express sentiment in talented ways. Thanks for sharing
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    Never was one for poems and such except for some of Kipling's works. I like this one, good job!!

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    Yep - expresses some good sentiments - nicely. Thx Matt.
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    Water the Liberty tree. Very well put. More people should write poems like this. Thanks for posting.

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    very nice poem. thanks!
    Wo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
    (Murder begins where self-defense ends)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunney View Post
    Never was one for poems and such except for some of Kipling's works.
    I'm a Kipling fan myself...lots of good stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by adaman04
    Water the Liberty tree. Very well put.
    agreed
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

    If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.

    Matt K.

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