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The Parable of the Sheep - An Explanation of how Gun Owners feel about their Guns so simple that Even a Child Can Understand It

The Parable of the Sheep
By Charles Riggs, (C) 1997

Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock.

One day a group of sheep, more bold than the rest, met to discuss their dilemma. "Our dog is good, and vigilant, but he is one dog and the wolves are many. The wolves he catches are not always killed, and the master judges and releases many to prey again upon us, for no reason we can understand. What can we do? We are sheep, but we do not wish to be food, too!"

One sheep spoke up, saying "It is his teeth and claws that make the wolf so terrible to us. It is his nature to prey, and he would find any way to do it, but it is the tools he wields that make it possible. If we had such teeth, we could fight back, and stop this savagery." The other sheep clamored in agreement, and they went together to the old bones of the dead wolves heaped in the corner of the pasture, and gathered fang and claw and made them into weapons.

That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up with their weapons and struck at them and cried "Begone! We are not food!" and drove off the wolves, who were astonished. When did sheep become so bold and so dangerous to wolves? When did sheep grow teeth? It was unthinkable!

The next day... http://catb.org/~esr/guns/sheep.html

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Revisit: Wolves and Sheep Story


School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

I would pay to see sheep with teeth.

About to read the next part, but let me guess:

The wolves come back the next day with machine guns and kill some sheep. The next day the sheep get a grenade launcher, go to blow up the wolf's compound, but are destroyed on the way by predator drones, all except one who captures a drone, reverse-engineers it, and introduces a virus that it spreads to the rest of the WolfNet System causing them all to self-destruct, killing all the wolves which the sheep converts to jerky for overseas missions, turning the bones and teeth into weapons for building its global empire?

(yes this all happens in three days...)

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

I think...

I think the author may have taken some liberties with the truth here and there in the story. I have been around sheep and don't think they can communicate on a high enough level with one another to concoct such a plan and to make weapons etc.

Well, these sheep have obviously been consuming cannabanoids

... to increase their creativity.

And therefore they should all be arrested and imprisoned immediately.

Good story

Now the sheep want to forcibly remove the teeth and claws of their protectors!

That would be the Head Sheep

who is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The fable posted didn’t account for how the wolves spoke among themselves and decided to infiltrate the sheep’s political process, to better ensure their food supply. Baaaad.. that’s a conspiracy theory. ;)

Just open the box and see