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Reply #114: You've been in the military for over 20 years? You haven't had enough of guns yet? [View All]

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Starboard Tack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:05 PM
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114. You've been in the military for over 20 years? You haven't had enough of guns yet?
Maybe it's time you left your guns at work. But, as you would point out, that's your choice. Most veterans I know had there fill of guns during their service. I know several young guys who have returned from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, severely disturbed. I've talked at length with them and feel deeply for them. A lot of anger, depression, feelings of betrayal by their government, substance abuse, broken relationships. The thought of them carrying a weapon to school, work or the local bar, is nightmarish. Also, having served, you should be comfortable operating in an environment where your rights are curtailed. You make a contract with the government when you sign up. A student also makes a contract to abide by campus rules. They can always choose another school.
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