Ex-Army Officer: Nation's gun cancer spreads
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The wording he quotes " A well regulated militia " means nothing even close to ...
May 4th, 2010 10:07 PM
Its very sad somebody that "intelligent " is so foolish
The wording he quotes " A well regulated militia " means nothing even close to what he states. The word "Regulate" circa 1776 had a completely different meaning. Iirc it meant "properly" functioning. Back in those days a drillings (combo) gun was regulated meaning its multiple barrels were in synchronized tohit the same spot. The word regulate has more to do with training and has nothing to do with Government control. Militia means every able bodied etc...its got nothing to do with the military.
Therefore, "a well regulated militia " I.e. a well trained properly functioning group of able bodied civilians is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
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May 4th, 2010 10:07 PM
May 4th, 2010 10:35 PM
“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; the weak would become a prey to the strong.”
– Thomas Paine
-- Luck favors the well prepared.
May 4th, 2010 10:36 PM
In a different area is was common Lts of his ilk became casualties of friendly[or less than friendly ] fire. Of course you had to engage in real combat action for this to happen.
May 4th, 2010 10:54 PM
I was all ready to verbally kick this jack*** in the junk for attempting to (falsely) provide "expert testimony" in his anti-2A rant. He was likely very liberal in his pre-Lt days and remains so today. I'm not sure where he did ROTC, but the fact he lives in Princeton probably means it was up in the northeast. Besides, he left the military almost 20 yrs ago and it really has no bearing on his beliefs today.
Originally Posted by glockman10mm
However, THIS comment is just beyond stupid. I don't care what era to which you're referring, implying it's a good thing to "frag your officers" is right out of the anarchist/leftist/marxist playbook and has no place in our military. You're a lesser man for writing this post.
May 4th, 2010 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by gasmitty
What a buffoon.This dumbell should go live in China,Russia Japan, and any other craphole that does not trust its people.
What part of" right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms "
does'nt he get.
I guess its not the same as the " right of the people peaceably to assemble, in the first amendment
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
IT DOES NOT TAKE A PHILADELPHIA LAWYER TO FIGURE THIS OUT
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May 5th, 2010 02:09 AM
Seriously - There are more anti-gun folks among the Officer ranks of the military than probably anywhere else you'll find. As a Commissioned Officer, I find my "peers" to be nearly universally ignorant and anti-curious about learning about guns and nearly universally FOR controlling people in every aspect of their lives.
Military Officers are generally among the least freedom loving people you will ever meet. Which bodes poorly for the republic, I fear.
May 5th, 2010 02:48 AM
- know the difference
is a fancy name for crappy fighter
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May 5th, 2010 08:13 AM
Odd. My experience in fighter squadrons the past 15 years is the exact opposite. The overwhelming majority of the officers I fly with own guns, from handguns to ARs to shotguns.
Originally Posted by 120mm
I'm quite concerned about a military officer that speaks in such broad generalizations. Perhaps your branch of service has a problem, or merely it's just the ones you've served with. Or maybe it's just you, I don't know. I'd say your experience is probably extremely limited in scope, and I'd be cautious about applying gross generalizations across the officer corps.
May 5th, 2010 08:19 AM
It is clear that while the guy may have his own interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, it is clearer that he also never read the federalist papers.....The founding fathers intentions were very clear when you combine what is written in the constitution with what is contained in the Federalist papers.....
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May 5th, 2010 08:59 AM
I was going for "officers tend to be rank-conscious, risk averse micro-managers", myself.
Originally Posted by SIGguy229
27 years, entered through the Navy, mostly Army service and currently working for the USAF. The last US Army poll on gun control puts Officers in the 65 percentile of "for" gun control.
Originally Posted by Holger
I am currently serving in a joint assignment (as a contractor; I am still active reserve) and when discussing this issue among the 20-some officers I currently work with, only three don't look at me like I have a penis growing from my forehead when I discuss concealed carry.
May 5th, 2010 09:02 AM
I'm prior military, combat vet. Civilian "Street Wise" to some extent. I have to say - many in the military have lead sheltered lives in not having much "street" experience - living in areas where you darn better be armed up for family and self protection. Lots of military don't own their own personal firearms and many retire same way - no guns in their household. Depending on their particular job in the military never handle a firearm after basic training except for the yearly qualifications. I'd say this guy has lived one of the sheltered lives. Bases in good areas, living on base more secure than outside...
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May 5th, 2010 09:07 AM
Those men of that time really knew how to speak! Seems as they where all masters of the language.
Originally Posted by AzB
May 5th, 2010 09:08 AM
So does this mean he never actually left Schofield and went in harm's way?
Nation's gun cancer spreads
By Patrick Walsh
After graduating from college, I served four years as an infantry officer in the Army's 25th Infantry Division. I fired everything from 9mm pistols to .50-caliber machine guns, routinely qualifying as "expert" with an M16A2 rifle.
LMAO because he uses this 4-years as an Infantry officer as if it, in and of itself, entitles him to the world should listen cachet.
May 5th, 2010 09:56 AM
My experience as a 15 yr commissioned officer (both active and full-time Guard) certainly don't mirror yours. I don't want to (and won't) turn this into an Army-USAF peeing contest regarding 2A sentiment, but I am curious why the opinions seem so different. I can think of, off-hand, at least ten O's I work and fly with that have CHPs and another ten that hunt or shoot regularly.
Originally Posted by 120mm
And we certainly don't hate freedom. Maybe Army officers don't trust the enlisted force with guns. And, with at least TWO former enlisted soldiers on this thread insinuating it's okay to kill officers with whom they disagree politically, maybe I can't blame them!
You've had quite the career...well done.
May 5th, 2010 10:33 AM
Weren't there several recent incidents in China where men killed and wounded dozens of school children with knives?
"To put it another way, Virginia Tech doesn't happen if Seung-Hui Cho is brandishing a sword. Columbine doesn't happen if Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are wielding Louisville Sluggers. Charles Whitman doesn't kill 14 people at the University of Texas at Austin if he takes up his sniping position armed with a longbow."
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