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Originally posted by Garkinisswhat's the difference between a soldier having an issued firearm and one he bought himself? Besides the cost to tax payers?
Originally posted by MajorMayhem
Lately I've been reading a lot about crime and gun control, the crime rates --- things have just gotten out of hand.
Then I think about places like Switzerland, Sweden, Israel I think Canada still gives an option to let their out going troops buy their issued FN? Not really sure but they used too.At one time The Norwegian home guard used to keep their G3's at home, not any more but...
So anyway here we have this huge well trained pool of manpower who's already trained in the use of weapons and understands use of deadly force.
so why not tap the pool let them keep or buy their issued M16/M4 or M9 pistols, and give then carry permits. Even without pay I think a lot of Vet dad's like myself wouldn't mind volunteering for some kind of civil security force that protects our schools. I can see something like that making a huge dent in the chicago homicide rate.
Even if I have to use my own dime to attend training or other classes I'd do it. pretty sure lots of my brother and sisters in arms would too.
So what do you guys think? Bad idea good idea is it even worth a shot?
I think so.