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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:19 PM

In 1966 I was trained with the M-14. I was taught [View all]

what the proper sight pattern was. I was taught where to aim depending on the distance to the target. I was taught sight adjustment or windage so many clicks to the right or left.
Nobody paid much attention to all that in Vietnam. You just fired changed magzines and fired again. Then came the M-16 and the same thing.
When I got home I was glad to put all that behind me and get on with life.
Some years later I saw people who fought paint ball battles. They even set up little villages and had rank and chain of command and uniforms and face paint. I thought they were fucking nuts. Why do you want to play games that replicate man at his most evil worst?
Then came the AR-15 type guns. I was shocked when I walked into a gun store many years ago and saw all the M-16 look alikes on the wall. I was even more shocked to see the guys who wanted to play with them. They seemed a little crazy to me. Why the hell do you want a war type weapon? Do you think fighting war is fun? In war they fucking shoot back!
I thought what the hell is wrong with our society? Do we not understand what war is? Do we think it is sorta like the Super Bowl ?
I haven't lost any of those feelings or questions.
We don't need or want these weapons on our streets or in our schools.
I don't care how legal they are. You are fucking nuts to want to own one and society doesn't have to cater to you.

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