"The British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814 allowed them to capture and burn Washington, D.C."
"In the United States, victories at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and in the Battle of Baltimore of 1814 (which inspired the lyrics of the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner") produced a sense of euphoria over a "second war of independence" against Britain."
It's depressing, really, how little information pro-gun advocates actually have, compared to how much they think they actually know.
They don't know anything...and they don't want to know anything.
Willing to cut you some slack on this - it's just that I have little tolerance anymore for people who have formed opinions on guns based on information that's completely wrong.
I had a Canadian guy yesterday try to tell me, on the Gun Nut thread, that the US homicide rate, minus gun murders, was "multiple times higher" than the overall Canadian homicide rate (with guns murders included). Took 2 mouse clicks to prove him wrong - in fact, they're statistically the same, 1.6 per 100,000. It was something that he just made up out of thin air, with no interest whether he was right or wrong...