Thursday, November 05, 2015

When Idiots Venture Opinion ...



13 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

I'm surprised he didn't call them by their true purpose : silencers ;-)

Stu Tarlowe said...

Just free-associating on pols who don't know d*ck about guns, I'm reminded of Bill Clinton's claim that "Some of my happiest times have been early mornings in a duck blind with my rifle"!

Anonymous said...

From 'Full Metal Jacket'...

"THIS is my rifle, THIS is my Gun!
THIS is for Fighting, THIS is for Fun!"

Anonymous said...

I always thought those were nipple enhancers.

Leonard Jones said...

Since we are talking about brain-dead liberals here, I would at
the very least (Since they are into such perversions) think they
would have identified them as butt plugs for midgets!

Anonymous said...


@ anonymous 12:18
If you had served, you wouldn't have to turn to Hollywood for a rhyme that everyone who did serve learned firsthand.
Another irrelevant troll exposed.
--General Petty Officer 5th Class Skyhawker Doug

Rodger the Real King of France said...

From 'Full Metal Jacket'...

"THIS is my rifle, THIS is my Gun!
THIS is for Fighting, THIS is for Fun!"


Previously- "Battle Cry" by Leon Uris

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:18 here

You're rather harsh. I DID serve, Oct '72-Oct 76' USN. I was an AW on both the S2 Tracker and the S3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft. And, while many of the boot camp details are similar, we never practiced THAT chant. Maybe because our training Chief, Chief Crews (we called ourselves Crews Crew) was a novice at the position, as we were his first training group as an instructor.

Jess said...

Most of all, it's necessary to know they're not orange flavored, and clean nicely when left in your front pocket....they even survive the dryer.

DougM said...

Personally, I carry a cleared shotgun with the stock over my shoulder, my hand holding the forestock, and the muzzle pointed down in front of me.
It's a muzzle discipline thing — I always know it's not pointing at somebody behind me.
Also, it balances on my shoulder better when I'm using both hands to light a cigar or sign autographs.

DougM said...

^ That would be for a break-action shotgun like Ted has, not for other action types.

Stu Tarlowe said...

Good point, Skyhawker Doug!

I learned that rhyme from the WW2 vets that surrounded me growing up, long before I ever heard it in a movie.
And although I never served, I also learned this:

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We
will…

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!


As I've said many times, it's too bad we're not still "A Nation of Riflemen" as our Founders intended.

Kim du Toit said...

Did somebody say "Nation of Riflemen"?

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