That was the opening stanza of a hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson about the first skirmish of what became the American War For Independence (also popularly – but incorrectly – known as, “The Revolutionary War”).
On 19 April 1775 in the small towns of Lexington and Concord Massachusetts, “Minutemen” from the local militias intercepted columns of British Army Infantry that were marching to Concord and destroy and/or confiscate firearms, gunpowder and ammunition belonging to the Massachusetts militia.
On 20 April 2013, AK-specialist gunsmith extraordinaire Snake Hound Machine will be hosting their “Shoot Heard ‘Round The World” to commemorate the historic Battles of Lexington and Concord. However, as the modern-day Commonwealth of Massachusetts has apparently forgotten its legacy as the birthplace of Colonial resistance to repression and is one of only 7 US states with an “Assault Weapons Ban”, and since Snake Hound Machine is based in New Hampshire, the shoot will be held in New Hampshire.
Workshops are free to attend with registration.
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For full details, visit the Snake Hound Machine website page here.
We'll be there, will you?