So you guys want Obama to march marines around with working weapons at a parade? Wouldn't that inforce the image of him as a tyrant?
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If they had the bolts in the rifles, people would claim that "since other President's took the bolts out," that Obama had them left in because he was flexing his military prowess.
I think it's sad that any President's inauguration would be subject to Marine's loyalty being questioned.
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Would you like to use common sense?
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I’m not that arrogant.
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I am effing paranoid around guns..learned that lesson in the army. Always treat any gun as loaded. Anybody who gets a hardon shooting a machine gun or a machine pistol or a rifle instead of being respectful and scared is a crazy.
That from a guy with two years of service. You are free to disagree or laugh at me...I couldn't care less.
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I'm sorry? What's the issue here? What, those people are more trustworthy than your average citizen? What, there's no chance for a mentally or morally disturbed person to be among them? Sounds like they're superhumans to me if that's the case.
Interesting if you want it to be. I do not see why they should be in working order. It is all just pageantry, something I do not give a shit about.
This is one of the most sensible things that the administration has done.
Some of you are really grasping for straws now and it's getting quite pathetic at this point...
Originally Posted by kasath
Money gets locked up in safes. They lock the stores at night, I get checked up at the airport and they have these traffic lights everywhere - they think I'm not trustworthy!
Edit: retracting previous statement and adding this: I'm not 100% sure, but don't armed forces "drill teams" use decommissioned rifles to preform drill and ceremony with? If so, then the inauguration is a ceremony and the Marines marching were part of the ceremony -- not the security. Someone in the armed forces, please correct me if I'm wrong.
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This isnt about obama. this isnt about the SS. this isnt about civilians. this is about the marines.
Marines are the first in. They are the first to kill, and the first to die. Its not a huge issue, but its bullshit that this happened. Put whoever made this decision through parris island. Let the sand fleas deal with it.
In fact as far as I'm aware the UK is the only european nation that outright bans guns for civilians.This is why people ban guns. Gun supporters don't know what guns are.Shotguns I'll give you (provided you're allowed 12 and larger gauges... because I mean... come on...) but not .22s.
It was a cold day, its entirely possible the bolts were left off so they coudnt stick and jam the rifles. Thats a much better theory than the president is afraid a marine is going to kill him with a 50 year old parade rifle.