So when Marine John Boston wrote an open letter to Feinstein stating that any bill that would require him to register and/or turn in the guns he owns to the government would be illegal and he would refuse, he got a lot of support and a lot of heads on the left started exploding.
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
Of course, those of us who own guns – and not the Fudds who say “I only have mine for duck hunting” – agreed with Cpl. Boston. His argument was reasoned, based on fact, and cut to the heart of the matter “I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one”
The left saw that letter as open rebellion against the mandate they have created in their mind that people want more and more government control over their lives. How DARE those plebeians tell us no, DON’T THEY KNOW WHO WE ARE!
Well now CNN has a response letter from a ‘Marine’. I put it in quotes because this particular person doesn’t have the conviction to sign their real name to the letter, so like most arguments from the left we are just supposed to take their word for it that what they say is true. Personally, after reading it I call bullshit on the whole thing.
While I did not experience combat, I served in Afghanistan as a Marine, exiting the service as a Sergeant in 2008 to enter college. My experiences in the Marine Corps of course led me to train with semi and fully automatic weapons, and yet, I have no desire to own these weapons now that I am out of the service. I can’t see why any civilian needs semi-automatic, high-capacity weapons designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible, and I support a ban of future sales in addition to a retroactive ban that would force Joshua Boston to relinquish his weapons.
So this ‘Marine’ is quite fine with throwing out the 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution. I also love how this anonymous vet states that they were a Sergeant. Interesting that the person, who is anonymous, was a higher rank than Boston.
I also like this part “I can’t see why any civilian needs semi-automatic, high-capacity weapons designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible” – wow, almost like they got that straight from the Brady Bunch, amazing coincidence.
Boston’s attitude towards authority is frankly disgusting and his open letter is wrong in both its assumptions about why the gun-control debate has become heated, and the reasons why we should care about his opinions at all. It implies that because he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine, that he can choose which laws to obey while at home. This is of course, incorrect, and gives other veterans a bad name. Regardless of his personal beliefs about gun-control, Boston should obey the law, or stop using the title of Marine veteran so proudly.
This person obviously forgot their oath to ” SUPPORT and DEFEND the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
Not the parts you like, not the President, the CONSTITUTION. Which mean that any law passed, or any order given that goes against the Constitution you have an obligation under your oath to NOT OBEY. The UCMJ clearly spells out in article 90-92 that a military member is required to follow LAWFUL orders. Any order that goes against the Constitution – such as a gun confiscation – is unlawful and should not be followed.
But I am sure that ‘usmcdiorio’ knows nothing about that, because first he would have had to take the oath and unless he is willing to produce a DD214 and prove his track record I will call this just one more false flag by the left, but I’m used to those.
January 10th, 2013 at 10:33 am
Fortunately Mr. Anonymous Marine’s paranoid ranting does not represent the views of Marines nor the Marine Corps in it’s entirety. If anything it represents the views of a certain group of people that just don’t seem to get it, and probably never will. That being said, anonymous “Marine”, get bent you fucking douche rocket.
Oh, and one part that I missed
January 10th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Another attempt at moral equivalence that fails under the first light. The title is Marine, not former Marine or ex-Marine. Marines would say, I did a combat deployment in Afghanistan, but did not see actual combat. Marines will say the unit to which attached, it is bona fides. Lastly, Marine veteran? That is also not a title, Marine is the only title earned. ‘Marine veteran is a bumper sticker’. And amazingly, the king of all missed terms, not one Semper Fidelis. Especially when trying to convince Cpl Boston (no reference to rank, either) that he would be a criminal. No remember the words Semper Fidelis is “Always Faithful”. Just a form letter with insert branch of service here. I really like the term tone-deaf, hmmm who else is tone deaf? Everybody who believes in the second amendment and the NRA earned that particular moniker. Nice FAIL anonymous.