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    [–] Learn to use useful transition words SmigAndBelly 1 points ago in learnusefultalents

    The list for clarification actually makes some sense as a sentence.

    [–] Just a normal take-off SmigAndBelly 3 points ago in Unexpected

    A few of my buddies were on a working party yesterday cleaning their C130 “Fat Albert”. They all got to meet a few of the crew members and watch the jets do they’re practice all day. Kinda salty I didn’t get put on that working party.

    [–] Can you use the bathroom after lights out in boot camp? SmigAndBelly 18 points ago in USMCboot

    I wouldn’t count too much on that. The first few days of box chow and chow hall will get rid of any sort of poo schedule you’ve got already.

    [–] Just graduated PI 6/1 SmigAndBelly 2 points ago in USMCboot

    Yeah right, I know we we’re not on reddit acting disgusting.

    [–] Just graduated PI 6/1 SmigAndBelly 1 points ago in USMCboot

    2-4-6-8, 45 is always late

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 1 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    https://www.lectlaw.com/files/gun01.htm

    Key points:

    The words "well regulated" had a far different meaning at the time the Second Amendment was drafted. In the context of the Constitution's provisions for Congressional power over certain aspects of the militia, and in the context of the Framers' definition of "militia," government regulation was not the intended meaning. Rather, the term meant only what it says, that the necessary militia be well regulated, but not by the national government.

    In keeping with the intent and purpose of the Bill of Rights both of declaring individual rights and proscribing the powers of the national government, the use and meaning of the term "Militia" in the Second Amendment, which needs to be "well regulated," helps explain what "well regulated" meant. When the Constitution was ratified, the Framers unanimously believed that the "militia" included all of the people capable of bearing arms.

    returning to the text of the Second Amendment itself, the right to keep and bear arms is expressly retained by "the people," not the states. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed this view, finding that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right held by the "people,"

    the well regulated militia necessary to the security of a free state was a militia that might someday fight against a standing army raised and supported by a tyrannical national government. Obviously, for that reason, the Framers did not say "A Militia well regulated by the Congress, being necessary to the security of a free State.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 1 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    The issue we have with the term “assault rifle/weapon” is in the way that it is used by those who are driven by emotion and fear and who lack basic knowledge and understanding of the items they are trying to govern, many of whom are willfully ignorant to learn about these things before attempting to strip good people of their rights.

    It’s not about semantics, it’s about anti-gunners trying to lump everything they don’t like about guns into a single classification, so nobody can any of these “evil” guns or else they must be a maniac. It’s about common sense gun laws being proposed by those who have no common sense about guns.

    Then we’ll be asked “why do you need 30 rounds? Why do you need a semi automatic rifle? Why can’t you accept a compromise?” It’s because if a criminal has 30, I want 30. It’s because if I’m woken up by an armed intruder in the middle of the night and I’m a little dazed from my sleep, I might miss a shot and I’d like to be able to follow up quickly. It’s because we already have a compromise, e.g. the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the many states that restrict firearms even further.

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

    Seems pretty clear to me.

    Edit: not that it matters, but I don’t know that anyone has issues with the terms “long gun” or “military-style weapon” because those are at least factual.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 2 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    No article I saw mentioned anything about the rifle using detachable magazine. And FWIW, the couple SKS’s that I’ve handled that have been set up for detachable mags have all been a pain in the ass to change, almost more difficult than just loading the clips in. That may be anecdotal though.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago) in AdviceAnimals

    On the congressional baseball shooting.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Congressional_baseball_shooting

    According to the Capitol Police, he was armed with an SKS rifle and a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, both of which he had apparently purchased legally. It was unclear if Hodgkinson used handgun during the shooting incident

    An SKS feeds from a fixed magazine, not a removable box magazine.

    I do feel it’s worth pointing out though, that CNN still called it an “assault rifle”,despite it not meeting any of the criteria from definitions in this thread, or even the definition of “assault weapon” as defined by the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/politics/congressional-shooter-70-rounds/index.html

    Hodgkinson shifted position around the field while firing off at least 70 rounds, most of them from an assault rifle.

    Edit: I don’t know how to format

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 3 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    If we give that label to any weapon used to commit assault, then after the attack last October when a terrorist drove a rented pick up truck through a crowd in New York, should we consider all contractor pick up trucks to be “assault vehicles”? When a man threw his shoes at President Bush, does anyone else with the same style shoes now have “assault footwear”?

    My rifle has never been used to assault anybody, neither have any of the millions of other rifles owned by law abiding citizens. If “assault rifle” has a legal definition, we can’t just use the term as a catch-all for any weapon that people find scary.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 4 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    You were here explaining why you think the AR-15, specifically, should be regulated more heavily. I’m saying that there is no reason why that particular weapon should be regulated more than any other.

    If you want to talk about regulating all firearms, that’s a different discussion.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 9 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    It’s the most popular rifle in America, and by quite a margin. It’s the gun of choice for almost literally every gun owner in the country.

    But like I said, if it wasn’t the AR-15, it would be something else. The type of rifle is not the issue.

    [–] I support smart regulations but some people should know this. Seen too many debates start with incorrect information. SmigAndBelly 10 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    Even if the AR-15 never existed, another gun would have been used.

    There is nothing about the AR platform that makes it more deadly than any other rifle of the same caliber.

    [–] How a AK-47 works SmigAndBelly 6 points ago in WatchandLearn

    Don’t forget short recoil and long recoil operation!

    [–] Prep for BootCamp SmigAndBelly 2 points ago in USMCboot

    Your recruiter’s office should host some sort of PT throughout the week, normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless it’s different in other areas. I’ve been going for a couple months now and have doubled my crunches and push ups, and added a couple more pull ups to my max.

    [–] Bringing in the year of two-thousand-oper8teen SmigAndBelly 5 points ago in weekendgunnit

    The fegs over at Snapchat decided to recap some of my 2017 events.. Excluding some highly classified oper8ing that I couldn’t keep record of.

    [–] me irl SmigAndBelly 5 points ago in me_irl

    Really cutting it close with this one.

    [–] [Chevy Corvette] Official Indy 500 pace car SmigAndBelly 4 points ago in spotted

    OFFICIAL PACE CAR

    62nd Annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

    May 28, 1978