Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy
EXAMINER ^ | February 9, 2013 | EXAMINER

Posted on 02/09/2013 7:05:31 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

“Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”

The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.

Photobucket

The few, the proud, the ... untrusted?

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: 2013inauguration; bhoinauguration; cincobama; guncontrol; inauguration; m14; marines; obama; parade; rifles; secondamendment; usmc
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last

1 posted on 02/09/2013 7:05:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

wow.

Loathed by their own Commander in Chief


2 posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

The foreign agent in the White Hut doesn’t trust Americans.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

What does the administration know about the military that we don’t know? Hmmmm???


4 posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:53 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Two words:

Anwar Sadat.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 7:08:09 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

The allegation that anyone with conservative leadership ability is being assassinated is given more credence by this action against the Marines. It has been alleged that Kyle was deliberately targeted, another weapons maker has been killed, etc. — not a good sign.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 7:09:29 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

0bamugabe doesn’t trust the Marine Corps. That speaks encyclopedias.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 7:11:21 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
That nmae will work if you use it as the 180 from little barry bastard commie boy. Sadat was trying to bring Egypt out from the hate-filled influence of Islamic blood lust, and little barry bastard boy is doing a 1800 from that in America.
8 posted on 02/09/2013 7:13:00 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

There are NO patriotic Americans that the undocumented
First Moslem-Marxist-byVoteFraud trusts.

The Moslem Brotherhood would have been allowed weapons.
Terrorists are allowed weapons (Fast & Furiously).

But US troops are not even permitted weapons when
THEY are in the line of fire.

And the US Congress loves him for it (as they cash
their endless checks and specials deals, with their
Russian honeypots and teen aged hookers).


9 posted on 02/09/2013 7:13:25 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Paranoia is sooooo unbecoming...


10 posted on 02/09/2013 7:14:25 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

i’ve heard at least 10 from that small club in the last year

and now that we find out that he’s trying to put a muslim in charge of the CIA...


11 posted on 02/09/2013 7:15:22 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
What does the administration know about the military that we don’t know? Hmmmm???

He knows what we know.

Marines take a sacred oath in front of God Almighty Himself to protect and defend the Constitution of the Unites States against ALL enemies foreign and domestic, they did not swear an oath of personal fealty to a man who might well be an enemy BOTH foreign and domestic.

12 posted on 02/09/2013 7:16:38 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

He’s afraid that one of the Marines would deliver the country from the evil that is him.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 7:17:05 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Well, if he does not trust them then the I do.God bless the Marines.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 7:17:37 PM PST by Pfesser (I miss President Reagan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MHGinTN

Sadat was assassinated by members of his own military.

That’s all Bronco cares about.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 7:18:43 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Farmer Dean

so true


16 posted on 02/09/2013 7:18:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m getting emotional after looking at my sons ( I consider my son’s brothers-in-arms my sons) without their weapons ready and I think about the guys in Afghanistan having to go on patrol with their hands tied with their ROE, and more so of the 1/8 Marines in Beirut who were in the same situation as the ambassador in Benghazi.

Those Marines in the parade are willing to die for the one who ordered their bolts removed.

This is unacceptable.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 7:23:28 PM PST by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“wow.

Loathed by their own Commander in Chief”

_________________________________________________

Judging by the looks on all of the Marines’ faces, I’m wondering if the feeling is mutual.

As Carrie Heffernan on “The King of Queens” would say, that show of mistrust must be a “kick in the giblets” for those proud Marines.

Thanks to all of our Armed Forces who serve no matter what may come. May God bless them all.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 7:25:31 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

the more i think about this, the more it torques me off

we send them to their possible death, entrusting them with safe guarding our freedoms... but they cannot be trusted with weapons in public?

yea... I’m starting to stew over this


19 posted on 02/09/2013 7:27:14 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

If you look back, you will note that from the very beginning, Obama has made the military disarm when they meet him. He’s the first president tomdo this, to my knowledge.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 7:29:09 PM PST by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

A single other time in my life I’ve seen the same was Afghan National Army greeting their President Karzai. I thought A-stan is a real cesspool and Karzai must be a real POS with such a level of trust towards his troops.
Well, it is coming to a country near you.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 7:29:14 PM PST by cunning_fish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Just another display of contempt for our Armed Forces by their Community Organizer-In-Chief.Well,contempt and distrust to be precise.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 7:32:48 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #23 Removed by Moderator

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Somebody get that Jarhead’s name. He’s holding his rifle at a 20 degree angle so that the photographer can see that there is no bolt in his rifle. What a putz. s/


24 posted on 02/09/2013 7:35:11 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
Sadat was assassinated by members of his own military.

Sadat was worthy of least some respect.

25 posted on 02/09/2013 7:36:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: batterycommander
Imagine how he felt about marching with a disabled rifle.

Those guys had to be pissed off.

26 posted on 02/09/2013 7:39:59 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER; mazda77; Forty-Niner; vette6387; JLAGRAYFOX; ZULU; rodguy911; celtic gal

There is no profanity adequate to express what we think about this outrage.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 7:41:10 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Gadzooks! And these guys... were locked and loaded!
28 posted on 02/09/2013 7:42:52 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: batterycommander
Somebody get that Jarhead’s name. He’s holding his rifle at a 20 degree angle so that the photographer can see that there is no bolt in his rifle.

I believe Patty Hearst did something similar while she was a bank robbing captive...

29 posted on 02/09/2013 7:43:34 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I think the question is better asked..

What does the military know about the administration that we don’t know? Hmmmmm???


30 posted on 02/09/2013 7:45:42 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776
Grandson and some of his friends fired off a few in the backyard today. Got a dining room full of Gung Ho Vets, National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve types as we speak, the BS is getting deep out there. I'm holed up in here with the cat.

I got to clean the guns, LOL, they want me to feel useful.

31 posted on 02/09/2013 7:46:21 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative
Sadat was worthy of least some respect.

When they went to assassinate Sadat, he stood up. I believe this was to prevent those around him from dying.

Were Bronco in that role what would he do?

32 posted on 02/09/2013 7:47:15 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: livius

It is more than just that little barry bastard boy loathes our military personnel; he knows he is the enemy domestic and they are sworn to defend against such enemies as he knows he IS.


33 posted on 02/09/2013 7:47:15 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER
Imagine how he felt about marching with a disabled rifle.

I'm surprised they didn't put orange plugs in the barrels as well...............

34 posted on 02/09/2013 7:49:16 PM PST by varon (USA Nationalist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

It seems that our president is afraid that his tactics are so outside of proper that he feels anyone would take a shot at him. And the fact he has increased Secret Service for presidents for life seems to confirm his intentions are intended to rile the public. You know. Like what dictators do.


35 posted on 02/09/2013 7:50:02 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

There is one glimmer to this scenario, however: if the sonofabitch keeps this up, this open disdain for our service personnel, perhaps when he tries to employ them to kill and disarm Americans, he will have no obedience to his unConstitutional orders.


36 posted on 02/09/2013 7:50:26 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

The whole place was surrounded by snipers............it makes you wonder who obama trust and why.


37 posted on 02/09/2013 7:51:50 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

I saw a video (no idea where it is now) where the hostess at a dinner encouraged the diners to hurry with their meal so that their knives and forks could be picked up (confiscated?) before obama arrived.

They could keep their spoons, if I remember correctly.

Personally, I wouldn’t want to get near enough to him to use any kind of tool on him.

If I saw him burst into flame, I wouldn’t p!ss on him to put it out.


38 posted on 02/09/2013 7:53:03 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

No Bolts started with Billy “Put Some Ice On It” Clinton.


39 posted on 02/09/2013 8:01:50 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

I’ve never served in the military. I regret that. I understand that when Marines are issued their rifles they swear an oath that in part say’s “This is my rifle. There are many like it but this one is mine. Without me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle I am useless’’. When you give Marines a rifle that doesn’t work, what does that say?


40 posted on 02/09/2013 8:02:57 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: livius
Not the first CINC to personally fear the forces under his “command”.

SAC HQ “sequestered” a very large number of active duty military members with exceptionally high security clearances, during a “Carter visitation” to Offutt AFB.

And none of us were openly armed with DOD issued weapons!

Carter was the first POTUS who needed to do this, to my knowledge.
Obama is only the second. And yes, it is needfull, from an unconstitutional, anti-USA CINC perspective.....

41 posted on 02/09/2013 8:08:08 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: null and void

This -——This is a travesty. This is—I am speechless. This is not the action of a man but of a scared child. Can you imagine Reagan requesting his Marines weapons be disabled?

I am ashamed


42 posted on 02/09/2013 8:11:27 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“What does the administration know about the military that we don’t know? “

It was Clintoon who “disarmed” all of the military bases, and put all arms under lock and key with administrative controls. This enabled Hassan, but kept the government safe from a coup.


43 posted on 02/09/2013 8:12:58 PM PST by DBrow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RobinOfKingston; All

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/no_knives_at_lunch_address_8JSIhgRhjZW5mu9d5fER7K


44 posted on 02/09/2013 8:13:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

It was reported that US troops had their rifles disabled in a similar manner when Slick Willie visited them in the Balkans...

Allows the appearance of comraderie and trust, but prevents any possibility of their use...

Paranoia, lack of trust, shaming of the military, or Secret Service SOP?


45 posted on 02/09/2013 8:25:39 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Caligula was assassinated by his own Praetorian Guard.


46 posted on 02/09/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Just one more bit of proof that Barry’s a (commie) coward.


47 posted on 02/09/2013 8:54:43 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: yarddog

Yes, but that was Caligula!!! Uhhh, ok, never mind.


48 posted on 02/09/2013 8:59:14 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am no fan of Barry Soeto. For the Reagan Inaugural parade our mounted Civil War Cavalry were issued squares of paper that were to be placed between the hammer and the nipple of the Sharps Rifles that we were carrying. We were warned that if any of us were found without that piece of paper between the hammer and nipple and was missing we could be yanked out of the parade on horseback and handcuffed until the parade was over. Our Revolvers were also to have that paper. Just my experience.
49 posted on 02/09/2013 9:04:28 PM PST by vetvetdoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: batterycommander

Yes, keep tabs on his well-being.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 9:06:12 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson