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Old 03-19-2013, 05:44 PM
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***i talked to an army soldier today about the 2nd ammendment****

This morning I had to stop and buy diesel fuel for my truck and while I was pumping fuel , I noticed on the other side of the pump a man in his upper 30's in military clothing. I asked him, what branch of military was he in ? he looked at me and said "the Army" I then could read the front of his shirt. I didnt have much time so I cut straight to the point. I asked him what did he plan to do if this Administration came out and ordered him to come and take the guns from American citizens ? He stiffened up a bit and said that "this is a heated subject within his fellow soldiers and he said that they are foot soldiers and it was almost as if you could see his countenance change, his eyes where as the colors Red, White and Blue he said "I raised my Arm and swore to defend and protect the country of the United States of America and it's Constitution"

I told him that I was afraid that if they didnt then we could possibly see another civil war. I then thanked him for his service ......

I challenge you to ask the next service man that you meet this question . and share there answer.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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This morning I had to stop and buy diesel fuel for my truck and while I was pumping fuel , I noticed on the other side of the pump a man in his upper 30's in military clothing. I asked him, what branch of military was he in ? he looked at me and said "the Army" I then could read the front of his shirt. I didnt have much time so I cut straight to the point. I asked him what did he plan to do if this Administration came out and ordered him to come and take the guns from American citizens ? He stiffened up a bit and said that "this is a heated subject within his fellow soldiers and he said that they are foot soldiers and it was almost as if you could see his countenance change, his eyes where as the colors Red, White and Blue he said "I raised my Arm and swore to defend and protect the country of the United States of America and it's Constitution"

I told him that I was afraid that if they didnt then we could possibly see another civil war. I then thanked him for his service ......

I challenge you to ask the next service man that you meet this question . and share there answer.

Thanks for looking.......
I have to admit in my younger days I would have been a little thrown off by your question "what branch are you in", but that was when I was less aware. I suppose this man had a bit of the same reaction, I hope you like his answer.
Most know what the oath they swore means, the issue is going to be with the ass clowns who don't care, the stupid ones and the easily lead astray. In most cases it will be the NCO that is the deciding factor in this equation for the Army and Marines at least.
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I have to admit in my younger days I would have been a little thrown off by your question "what branch are you in", but that was when I was less aware. I suppose this man had a bit of the same reaction, I hope you like his answer.
Most know what the oath they swore means, the issue is going to be with the ass clowns who don't care, the stupid ones and the easily lead astray. In most cases it will be the NCO that is the deciding factor in this equation for the Army and Marines at least.
I didnt mean any disrespect to him . Its a sad day when a person would even feel the need to ask a question along those lines but here we are.

As for his answer it was both encouraging and motivating . I would have no problem taking my rifle and fighting along side of this man and his answer was exactly what I wanted to hear .
As for the "What branch are you in " That was because I could not see the front of his shirt . I had heard it put this away from my elders . What does NCO mean ?
Thank you for your service as well . I stand in debt to you.
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I didnt mean any disrespect to him . Its a sad day when a person would even feel the need to ask a question along those lines but here we are.

As for his answer it was both encouraging and motivating . I would have no problem taking my rifle and fighting along side of this man and his answer was exactly what I wanted to hear .
As for the "What branch are you in " That was because I could not see the front of his shirt . I had heard it put this away from my elders . What does NCO mean ?
Thank you for your service as well . I stand in debt to you.
LOL I know that and I'm sure he does to, it was not disrespectful at all and I did not mean what I said to come off like you had been. I was just trying to explain why he was a little shocked, it was because to him is was a shocking question as he has not had to think of things from that perspective in a long time. All branches wear different uniforms and lots of mil don't understand that everyone does not live that life and know the minute differences.

No worries I hope? NCO is non commissioned officer the "sergeants" they are the "backbone" of the Army Corporal (E4) through SGM, sergeant major (E9).
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I have asked a couple myself, and the answer has been a resounding "support the constitution". I am encouraged and extremely proud of that answer.

I too am in a complete debt of thankfulness of anyone who serves in a military capacity, regardless of your position in that service. Thank you all very much for the freedoms we have. It is by your sweat, blood, and tears that we have those freedoms, not some asshat poilitician's. THANK YOU ALL!!!!
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Re: ***i talked to an army soldier today about the 2nd ammendment****

He gave the perfect and correct answer. I would have said the same. That said, some believe following orders is defending the Constitution.

It's interesting he said, "this is a heated subject within his fellow soldiers". This is just what I thought the state of things to be and you can be sure with all the rhetoric going on about this subject, GI's are listening and thinking hard about this. Some will follow orders and some won't, and the officers and senior NCO's will have a big influence in how it shakes out if the time ever comes.
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He gave the perfect and correct answer. I would have said the same. That said, some believe following orders is defending the Constitution.

It's interesting he said, "this is a heated subject within his fellow soldiers". This is just what I thought the state of things to be and you can be sure with all the rhetoric going on about this subject, GI's are listening and thinking hard about this. Some will follow orders and some won't, and the officers and senior NCO's will have a big influence in how it shakes out if the time ever comes.
When I talk to folks at work It gets kind of heated . I can tell that there is great division about this subject . Some go on to say "It aint going to happen , the Government is not going to take your guns " Sometimes it feels like Obama himself could come onto national TV and say I am coming to take your guns and these folks would just set back with their heads in the sand.....
I think that the military will have splits as well like ou have mentioned and pointed out above . It should never be a heated conversation amongst the military . I often wonder how many of them voted for Obama?
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