The Wisdom of Dr. V.T. McGillycuddy

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South Dakota
Mar 30, 2005
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I was doing the Googles for "gun confiscation in the U.S." and stumbled upon a few writings from Dr. Valentine Trant O'Connell McGillycuddy. Having the last name McGillycuddy is enough to makes this guy awesome. His relevance to the current dog-eat-dog gun control debate makes him someone that "gun nuts" should know more about.

He was born on February 14, 1849 and, believe it or not, Dr. McGillycuddy was of Irish stock. Awwwww, hell, words are boring. If you wanna know more about his life story click on this link:

http://www.blackhillsvisitor.com/al...=878&sid=936:Dr-Valentine-McGillycuddy-Part-1

Dr. McGillycuddy should be known to gun nuts because he wrote this:

“As regards disarming the Sioux, however desirable it may appear, I consider it neither advisable, nor practicable. I fear it will result as the theoretical enforcement of prohibition in Kansas, Iowa and Dakota; you will succeed in disarming and keeping disarmed the friendly Indians because you can, and you will not succeed with the mob element because you cannot."

“If I were again to be an Indian Agent, and had my choice, I would take charge of 10,000 armed Sioux in preference to a like number of disarmed ones; and furthermore agree to handle that number, or the whole Sioux nation, without a white soldier. Respectfully, etc., V.T. McGillycuddy."
Credit for my stubmling into the good Dr. McGillycuddy goes to this blog-source:

http://reformedmusings.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/gun-confiscation-in-america-a-history-lesson/