posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:05 AM
Ok Ok... So I stumbled on this thread. Woo hoo for me. I am currently enlisted in the military I am a Marine to be exact. Now, there are several
things you have to take into consideration before opening fire on people, especially AMERICAN citizens. Now, lets say there is a protest. Military
is dispatched. The only way the military would be able to open fire is if they were receiving direct contact from the protestors ( being fired upon
and actually taking casualties) even at this, the order to open fire most likely wouldnt be given because the masses wouldnt be doing the shooting it
would be a select few idiotic individuals who think they could take down a platoon of trained military personel who do nothing but train to shoot.
Hmmm, first off they are idiots. Next, if the order was given, then it would pose a huge moral conundrum in the minds of those individuals. Many
would shoot but many wouldnt shoot.
Martial Law - If in a state of martial law, the military member would be given the order to shoot and if he/she didnt then that person would be
punished and in that instance the punishment for that person could go as far as death. So, with that said in a state of martial law it would
practically be kill or be killed just like when we go into an enemy territory.
Irregardless, if I am given the order to shoot, I do not care who it is upon be it Americans or some foreign enemy, if they are posing a direct threat
to me or my fellow Marines or service members or other productive members of society, then heck yes I am going to shoot and I will make every shot
count. I will not stand by and let someone try to kill me or other military members or innocent people when I have been given a direct order to shoot
any person posing a hostile action.
If anyone wouldnt shoot in a situation where they or someone they knew or innocent people would be harmed then that person will be dead and have mercy
on their soul because they had full power to stop their own death or the death of others.
Now if I was told to fire on completely innocent and harmless people who were posing me or anyone else no threat. I would say screw you to whoever
gave me the order simply because shooting an innocent person who isnt posing a threat is crap and should never be tolerated in any situation or
So as you can see, there are two sides to the issue and you have to take them both into account.
If told to fire when you or others are being shot/hostilly attacked, then yes you should shoot and not give two cents what happens to that person
trying to KILL you.
If you are told to fire on completely innocent people then NO do not shoot because thats messed up and completely and ethically immoral and crap. Not
even my cold heart would be able to bring myself to firing on a completely innocent person.