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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by eganx, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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  2. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    he is THAT paranoid somebody will take that shot.
     
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  3. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    Booooo
     
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  4. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Maybe he is smarter than we gave him credit.

    USMC (active or retired, there are no "former" Marines) have already notched one POTUS. Serving with them for eight years I noticed they don't miss often.
     
  5. Working 4 U

    Working 4 U Eugene Active Member

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    Well they had that army doctor down in Houston Texas shoot up the base, sounds to me they are maybe alittle worried of who might be in our services. Which completely and totally sucks for the men that are serving our country. And by the way I was in the military. To the men and women who are serving in our military you have my honor and continuted respect thank you. God bless.
     
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    Viper84 Bellingham, WA Member

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    Even though that is messed up, I doubt that POTUS had a big hand in deciding that. Thats why he has the secret service. They get payed to be paranoid and suspect everyone of being an assassin. Its called security.
     
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    foxmeadow Eugene New Member

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    A guy on another forum had served with that Marine unit and said that they were ceremonial rifles that had no bolts when he was there.

    Universal distrust by politicos?
     
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  8. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    The rifles that the ceremonial units of the Armed Forces carry are, or at least were, when I was stationed at Ft Meyer (1978 - 79) fully functional rifles. Although the Old Guard is mostly a dog and pony show, they DO have the mission of defending Washington DC in the event of any kind of need.

    Those cannons they use to fire off salutes can just as easily fire live rounds.
     
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    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    Isn't that like neutering your prize Stallion? Maybe it was part of the budget cuts.
     
  10. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not likely. I think it's a political statement, like when cities wanted military parades after Desert Storm without weapons...
     
  11. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Last time I was at the Marine Honor Guard barricks and watched the Silent Guard thier weapons had bolts!!!
     
  12. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Removing the bolts upset the "balance" of the rifle. Not a big deal until they throw them around during a show.
     
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    Suge206 Seattle Active Member

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    try and be a little more petty next time.
     
  14. Bealzybub

    Bealzybub Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shoulda just removed the pins and at least put on a complete looking show.
     
  15. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    How is that petty? Please expand on your comment.
     
  16. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer but I have plenty of reasons already.
     
  17. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So clear something up for me. My father-in-law was in the Marines for 6 years (Vietnam Vet). He calls himself a former Marine. He didn't retire from the Corps, he retired from UFCW, and he's certainly not active. Are you saying this is considered "retired"? I've never heard anyone who was only in for a short time call themselves retired. Is this the correct term?
     
  18. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I served in the USMC from 1985-1991. When we say there are no "former" Marines, it's more along the line of "Once a Marine, Always a Marine", and not to be taken literally. I, like everyone else who earned the title, will always identify myself as such.

    .....but back to the topic: I too was disgusted until i did a little internet research and learned that such acts have been doen before, by previous administrations.
     
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  19. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Can we assume the Pres initials were WJC or were there other administrations also?
     
  20. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    IIRC, other times it was removal of firing pins, collection of ammunition, and other procedures to try to ensure that troops didn't have the ability to shoot visiting POTUS. I believe this also included GWB during his visits to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Believe me, I'm no fan of our current President, but if we're to be taken seriously we need to avoid coming across as partisan hypocrites.