My picture would have looked like yours if I had one except for the stupid cap we had to wear and our gun was a Match grade .308 M1 Garand. 30 years later I still sling up without thinking about it the same way I did then inspite of the salesman trying to get me to try his sling using a modified hasty sling. I couldn't do it, my arm only knew how to get into a sling one way.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.