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Fort Hood Soldiers Guard the Base Entrances Without Magazines in their Weapons...
Yahoo News Photos ^ | 20091110 | Unknown

Posted on 11/10/2009 11:51:56 AM PST by nckerr

Click on the photos...This is craziness. The political correctness of the military. The Army and Marines are more trained with weapons and safety than the police. Why would they embarrass our Soldiers by making them pull guard with empty weapons...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
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To: armymarinemom

Do not post to me again. Your argument is twisted and obscure. Your basis is beyond reality. The military has been my life since I was 17. Don’t assume that everyone who has a son or daughter in the service is wimpy. We are all strongly patriotic and do not tolerate liberals when our children are fighting for your right to be asinine.

81 posted on 11/10/2009 4:24:44 PM PST by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Monkey Face

I can post to you as long as I please. I have a very good argument and sure didn’t deserve your rash assumption that I agreed with the what was being done for security. I have also never said that anyone who has family serving is wimpy. You mentioned wimpy. Good grief stop making I sure do not assume much. Can;t say the same.Listen to yourself.

82 posted on 11/10/2009 4:28:46 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: nckerr

Anyone know who banned loaded weapons on bases?


83 posted on 11/10/2009 4:29:08 PM PST by Humidston (Government health care will be as efficient as H1N1 vaccinations are.)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
I sereved in Special Warefare at NAB Coronado from 91 to 96, we always had loaded 45's on watch.

Well you were mostly alone at that time. The rest of the Navy was issued magazines for watch but never carried loaded weapons. It wasn't until after the Cole in 2000 that the Navy finally decided that they could trust average sailors to carry condition one weapons and not shoot themselves.

84 posted on 11/10/2009 4:47:03 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: nckerr
And if the Navy or USAF has loaded weapons and they are barely trained on weapons, how much more should the Soldiers and Marines be allowed to have amuunition in their weapons? The actual boots on the ground highly trained warfighters?

I do not know that we would be considered barely trained. Every member of the unit had to go to the range at least once a month.
85 posted on 11/11/2009 8:31:06 AM PST by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Many times while stationed in Germany,I was delegated,[ordered]to pull Courtesy Patrol.
I had to sign for a jeep,acquire a driver,radio,M-16,45,et al.
Oh,and a sleeve patch indicating CP.
Our job was to answer calls for over imbibed GI’s causing a ruckus,and to escort them home.We had more ammo on those type of patrols than when we were in a tactical movement.
We patrolled the streets of our location in civilian territory fully armed.No problem.
Even on base we were never given a second glance.
But,I agree open access for all is not a good idea.I have seen many situations that could go bad in quick time over,basically ,trivial crap.
A lot of responsibility goes into that type of patrol duty.
Some of the stories I could tell.Thankfully ,all ended well.Some barely!!
86 posted on 11/13/2009 12:26:41 PM PST by xarmydog
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To: Blood of Tyrants
When I was in the Infantry,it was not uncommon to carry your weapons everywhere,including the bank.It just was no big deal.Even in Germany!
Standing in line in a bank in Germany after a Reforger exercise having had no shower for 30 plus days with no heat in Feb.,you became ripe quickly to the point of stinking so bad,self esteem was out the window!
I wore a 45,with M-16,plus, and there was never a second thought about it.The families in the unit considered it part of the job.We slept,ate,crapped and did all of the normal activities and never gave it a second thought.It was part of our job and to think of all the ruckus now is comical.
Sub humans that are inclined to do bad will.To the guys I trained with,when it was time off,It was TIME OFF!The last thing on their minds was a weapon of any kind unless it had something to do with a private part!!!
87 posted on 04/02/2010 3:37:33 PM PDT by xarmydog
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