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(““You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.””) Invading America? Not Likely…

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Commander-in-chief o...

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Invading America? Not Likely.

thenetgunsmith.com ^ | 2/11/2012 | Benjamin Worthen

Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:58:57 PM by mojitojoe

A Gun Behind Every Blade of Grass…

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto expressed an appropriate comment in the 1940’s (though many believe the forthcoming statement was actually propaganda originated in the U.S. and stated by American press outlets, and not the Admiral).

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

Whether or not Yamamoto ever actually said those words, doesn’t diminish the facts as they stand. As appropriate as that statement was in the 40’s it is perhaps much more appropriate now as the U.S. appetite for guns has evolved into something worthy of a talking to from the Catholic priest, worried about a nation’s gluttonous behavior.

About 8-9 million guns are produced each year worldwide by best estimates; some 4.6 million (last reasonable estimate was made in 2006 Q4) of those end up in the hands of Americans, approximately 50% of total global production. Estimates of 100 million guns in private hands are accurate on the low end, with some sources stating total gun volumes are nearing 350 million in private hands and somewhere near 475million with active Military arms included.

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