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Old January 14, 2008, 04:55 PM   #14
Mr. James
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Join Date: April 10, 2001
Location: The Old Dominion
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This is a news story based on a web log posting about a court case no one can find. Also, the headline is grotesquely misleading. It fairly screams that a drill instructor, in the course of his duties, handed a rifle to one of his troops, and was arrested when it fired a burst.

That, of course, is not at all what happened, even reading the sparse "facts" in the original story.

I hate the BAT-boys as much as anyone here, and nothing beats a good lynching, but sheesh, let's lynch the right sonsabitches, eh?

This guy loaned a rifle to some acquaintance, who kept it for six months After that, all is lost in fog. But this story has nothing whatever to do with guard service, drill instruction, training of troops, etc.
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