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Old May 5, 2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Secretary of Army Nominee Says Citizens Should Be Armed As Well As Army

https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2017/0...pons-military/

President Trump's nominee for the Secretary of the Army has not only supported the right of peacable citizens to own M16s; but to own warships even. While this is likely not going to have any direct impact on Second Amendment policy, it is nice to see an official who has a broad view of the Second Amendment. Perhaps that mindset regarding an armed citizenry will trickle down the ranks and encourage more emphasis on warfighting knowledge at all levels as well.
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Old May 5, 2017, 11:52 AM   #2
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The deeply entrenched upper echelons of the Pentagon are mostly against the idea of armed citizens, and it's unlikely that a Secretary of the Army, who may be there for four or maybe eight years will make a dent in that.

He could, however, make a good start by requiring post commanders to allow soldiers to carry on base ,,,
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Old May 5, 2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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I'm sure the General would love to give away the Navy !

Seriously, there's a bunch of vessels mothballed in San Francisco Bay, maybe we should sign up for a few of them.
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Old May 5, 2017, 03:38 PM   #4
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Well, that was some short lived positivity. He withdrew.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...nee/101339308/
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Old May 5, 2017, 03:51 PM   #5
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As one of the most respected, honest and all-around good guys in Texas said when ask to take a government position, the sage replied "why would you put your your family through it?"
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Old May 5, 2017, 07:14 PM   #6
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Nice to see a public figure express this view and also acknowledge the real reason of the 2a, has nothing to do with hunting, how politically incorrect can you get?
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Old May 5, 2017, 07:26 PM   #7
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We won't discuss the reasons he withdrew.
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