I agree, on the average, military and police arn't "gun people"
But it goes both ways. Not much chaps me more then some kid who was never in the military, let along combat, telling me M16s are junk and well get you killed.
The same gun I used as an infantryman in Vietnam which served me quite well.
Might have something to do with the internet. I've done lots of things "pre-internet" that I've found to be impossible or wrong "post internet".
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USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
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