I was involved in USMC security.
During Tet, when that crud LBJ flew into El Toro, MCAS, his Secret Service pukes insisted that all Marines be disarmed. They wanted Marines standing there like popsicles cheering the chief shithead on.
One MF secret service puke insisted that I give him my .45 and magazine to be sure I didn’t have any live ammo. I told that mercenary secret service puke to go F himself.
He freaked out and begged the captain in my platoon to disarm me and other people in the MP platoon.
Long story short, I obeyed the captain’s orders to give up my weapon.
Regardless, LBJ got boos and catcalls by the assembled Marines and the gutless secret service traitors didn’t hang around for a beer at the NCO club.
The incident was never broadcast by the propaganda press even though the place was infested by every network.
Bottom line? The criminal fascist government in DC hates and fears Marines and has since Tet.
The Secret Service is institutionally paranoid and thinks anyone with a firearm is going to try and assassinate the POTUS.
“...Bottom line? The criminal fascist government in DC hates and fears Marines and has since Tet....”
EVERY criminal, fascist government hates and fears Marines!!!
And that’s ALWAYS a good thing.