Thread: When someone says “I was a Marine so I have credibility with guns/AR-15” be skeptical. I served 8 years, coached on our ranges and carried an M-16 in 2 wars. I have learned more from civilians after my time in service about 2A, guns, and yes the AR platform after service
Than I was ever exposed to in the Corps. Having served, or carried an AR platform M16 in combat means you are familiar with the gun, not an expert. It certainly doesn’t mean you know more about its place in the array of guns available to civilians or how our constitutional rights
Are exercised or defended. I am so proud of my military service. But for me, and most veterans, it was a season of life, not a Jason Bourne programming of expertise on anything tactical or war-like. There are many cases of politicians and advocates hanging their authority on
Societal and (specifically) constitutional debates solely on a fairly common and uneventful military experience. Be VERY WEARY of these people. They are misleading in their credibility and taking advantage of your ignorance on the military experience. Also, buy more guns!🇺🇸

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