For a fuller understanding of the weapons discussed I first had to learn the drawn-out evolution of the various locks used on the era's pistols and rifles, and started at Wikipedia with the snaphaunce.
No one knows what the next second really holds. What matters in life is to do what matter; plant the seed of life God has entrusted in your hands and dare to ensure its abundant fruitfulness.
The very problem in life is living to neglect the very reasons why you are living because of the problems you may face in living why you must live.
When you trade why you must live for why you must not live, you are ruled by what you know but you do not know how it is ruling you. Once we have life, let us live for life all about living and living life is life!
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"Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty." ~Robert A. Heinlein
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