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originally posted by: Shamrock6
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Shamrock6
Oh I see. It should be EXTRA illegal for a military member to do it. Gotcha.
Well it is that way right now. Should or should't isn't the issue, I don't make military doctrine, just explained it to a very small degree regards active duty soldiers and arms in public spaces.
The bar thing was a joke, Sir Lancelot.
Right to the name calling. Quaint.
Im sure that the 2nd amendment totally had fully automated weapons in mind.
and that from and after five years from the passing of this Act, all muskets from arming the militia as is herein required, shall be of bores sufficient for balls of the eighteenth part of a pound; and every citizen so enrolled, and providing himself with the arms, ammunition and accoutrements, required as aforesaid, shall hold the same exempted from all suits, distresses, executions or sales, for debt or for the payment of taxes.
The Militia Act of 1792
Fortunately, enough of the privately owned militia muskets have survived that we know a great deal about them.
The .62- to .70-caliber barrel can be either a surplus US military musket barrel or of new manufacture. The tapered round barrel is typically 40″ to 42″ long, of .69-caliber, with the lines similar to what became the M1816 military barrel and mounted with a small bayonet lug to secure an M1816-type socket bayonet. The musket sports a small, brass or steel (bayonet lug) front sight but typically no rear sight.
If the barrel was newly manufactured, states like Massachusetts required that all musket and pistol barrels made in the state, other than US Armory or contract barrels, be proofed. “Provers” were appointed at the county level by the state. Once a barrel was proofed, the prover stamped the breech with a “P” for proof, his initials and the year of the proof.
Approximately, 25 percent of the militia muskets examined are fitted with surplus American military musket barrels. The barrel used by Connecticut gunsmith, Buell, to build the New England militia musket pictured here is a surplus military barrel and so proofed and stamped with the “V/P eagle head” proof mark.
The Militia Act Of 1792
originally posted by: Awolscout
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Awolscout
You know the guy?
Do I need to? It's just another white guy that thinks the soldiers are above reproach and all "heroes" by default.
Anyone that just stands in the middle of a parking lot with an AR15 for no actual reason is a nutjob.
Hell you hear him he doesn't even think any attack or anything will happen, he then goes into how much everyones thanked him with tears in their eyes.
He's a narcissist that sees himself as a hero for standing around like a psycho. Kind of like what I would imagine half of ATS would do in the same situation.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I do wonder if this would be appreciated if Muslims came forward to protect bases and recruitment centres.
I'd hope so, but I'm not that confident it would.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: notmyrealname
If you mean defending against the terrs on a civil level, thats novice and all, but its like trying to defend against lightning. Even though theres a lot of lightning, its probably not going to hit you, ever.
The notion (from wherever) we can defend against lightning strikes is kind of silly, defending against terrorism this way is in fact dangerously like Marshall law. Putting guards with automatic rifles (God forbid, military soldiers) on every street corner is not the answer. But maybe that will make Fox feel safe?
With firearms comes responsibility like you say, but not everyone is responsible. Especially 18 year old, combat trained, young men.
This guys idea is kind of overreacting, the terrs aren't going to hit there while he's on "duty". They'll come back when he's gone.