Dr. Seuss Meets Jeff Cooper .......

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by JohnHenry, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    Dr Seuss meets Jeff Cooper

    Advice to a New Gun Owner

    You picked out a weapon -- good! Now go train.
    Go learn how to use it to hit where you aim.
    Learn when you can shoot and when you must not,
    Learn how to clear jams and make a fast shot.
    But do not believe that your skill at arms
    Means that you never again could face harm.
    The world is still ugly, and your thousand yard stare
    Might be unseen by the chump over there.
    Don't fuss and don't quibble and don't worry about it.
    Just carry your handgun. Don't leave home without it.
    And when the battle comes down, as battles must do,
    To a clash of the wills between the bad guy and you,
    Your will must be stronger than the evil you face
    The mere fact of the gun will not take its place.
    Far more decisive than the caliber's name
    Or the shape of the gun or the size of its frame
    Is the knowledge and skill that choose point of aim.
    (Misses with guns big and small are the same!)
    The gun that you carry strapped firm to your side
    Might hold some of your hope and all of your pride
    But it isn't your weapon: the fire in your eyes
    And the wiliest schemes your mind can devise
    Are far more important than the brand of your gun,
    And far more important than how fast you can run.
    What carries the day when the battle is nigh,
    Is the Will that refuses simply to give up and die --
    The Will that commands your eye not to blink,
    And forces paralyzed mind to nonetheless think --
    The Will that requires your aim still be true
    No matter what damage may terrify you.
    So I'll say it again, though I sound like a fool:
    Your Will is the weapon. Your gun is a tool.
    Your gun may save the day; then again, it may not.
    But if a brand name and caliber are all that you've got
    The game's already over and your life may be done --
    For you still are not armed. You're just holding a gun.
  2. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Hey, that's catchier than Green Eggs and Ham.....not bad.

  3. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Where did you get this ?

    And if you wrote it, may i quote it ? >MW
  4. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    That's a pretty neat little poem!
  5. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

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