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Thursday, March 10, 2011

More From Colonel Cooper


The consensus is that no more than five to ten people in a hundred who die by gunfire in Los Angeles are any loss to society. These people fight small wars amongst themselves. It would seem a valid social service to keep them well supplied with ammunition.

-- LtCol John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, USMC (retired)
   May 10, 1920 - September 25, 2006

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...be sure of your camera, and the photographer beyond it.

March 10, 2011 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they attained a level of marksmanship and tactical sophistication such that the surrounding populace were not endangered, I could agree with Cooper.

March 10, 2011 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Taylor H said...

I love my daily Cooperisms.

March 10, 2011 at 2:47 AM  
Anonymous aughtsix said...

Jeff Cooper's pen might actually have been mightier than a sword!

Jon III

March 10, 2011 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger pdxr13 said...

Anon-March 10, 2011 1:49 AM:

Doesn't matter if they ever get better than they are.

Cooper says 95% of the dead won't be missed, meaning that 5% will be missed. Smart folks make themselves scarce before being hit by stray rounds, and luck applies. Sandbagging the bedroom walls facing the street is cheap. Bring a couple cases of bulk-pack FMJ 115grain FMJ 9x19mm back from out of state next time, and pay for the trip.

yep.

March 10, 2011 at 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooper: "... a valid social service to keep them well supplied ..." Hhmm, who's going to do the buying?

Some people are saying that NPR needs continued federal funding in order to keep jobs. On the other hand, jobs could be created or saved (gasp!) in the munitions industry, by doing the ammo supplying per Cooper. $450 mil/year worth of nines and fowties that would otherwise get spent on NPR, could solve some dependency problems in the big city. Future generations worth of problems, actually.

For purists: That's a joke, son.

s. Foghorn Leghorn
PF

March 10, 2011 at 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Chapman, Elden Carl, Thell Reed, Cooper, and Ray Chapman.

March 11, 2011 at 1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great old pic, would love to know who the 4 guys in the pic with Jeff are ...

March 11, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Chapman is the first guy on the left. Not sure who is the last guy on the right.

March 11, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack Weaver?

March 11, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops,last guy is Jack Weaver.

March 12, 2011 at 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Chapman, Elden Carl, Thell Reed, Cooper, and Ray Chapman (sic).--Anon@1:09/

Thanks. I was not able to correctly identify Elden Carl. Incidently, Thell Reed does the fast and fancy pistol work in the movie "Last Man Standing". :^)

MALTHUS

March 14, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

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