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December 18, 2012


Melanie Reynolds

You hit it right on, Major! Thanks! And Thanks for your service and may you and yours have a very, merry Christmas!
Krewe Captain


Thank you, Major, you said it all!

Karen I.

Major, you have it absolutely right. The only thing I would add is that firearms can be an equalizer in the hands of women facing male perpetrator(s).An aging older woman or mother trying to protect her children in an urban or rural situation has little chance without them especially since overworked, or few-and-far between peace officers may take quite awhile to get to the scene.


Major, this is the most comprehensive list I have seen listing incidents where Private citizens used their firearms to defend themselves and others. This is the information the press public needs to see. Thanks for your research and hard work. But, most of all thank you for your service. (SSG Retired, US Army).

Karen I.

Thank you for your service, Mikersk52.The public needs to see this as well as all legislators. Major, please send this out to everyone you can, the papers, too.

Sammy D

Guns aren't killing innocent victims; young mentally ill males are killing innocent victims. And after the fact, over and over again, we find out that - family members, school officials, neighbors - someone in every case knew the individuals were "troubled". We won't profile these readily identifiable threats anymore than we will terrorists because that's politicially incorrect. Thus guns are identified as the problem.



Maj Pain

Gang, you guys "Get it" and feel free to send this whom ever. Its as much your post as it is mine! I LOVE it when people don't want to post a comment on the blog in regard to posts like this and then send me some chicken shit email and enter bogus email address so when I reply (which they arnt expecting) I cant respond. Its ok, because I simply post their email in a comment section like the below for all to see their transparency. I'm all ears and will always listen to both sides of any debate, then make the best decision I can. Typical when some vomit their doctrine then refuse any sort of debate in response or explanation. I like to call that "freaking weak ass" however, I post below for your information and yes, that's simply One Marine's View....

FROM Email: (bogus email as I tried to email them back but they didn't apparently want me too sniff,,,,sniff)

Comments: Hey, no offense about controlling guns, but no one is threatening to take away our right to have guns to hunt, protect ourselves, etc. I have a pistol that I think I have the right to keep. But I think the big issue is selling the fully automatic, super-duper uzi types, etc. to citizens. It's not like it was in the 1700s when a musket was needed to protect your home and neighborhood in case the British invadeed. Remember that's why it was put in the constitution. People don't need these fully automatic, practially machine guns to hunt America's wild animals, give me a break. They take unfair advantage of the poor beasts with super scopes, night vision glasses, etc. Where is the challenge of man again the wild??? If you want citizens to be able to challenge their government and army, then we need citizens need rockets, grenades, IEDS, mortars, and a whole arsenal. So citizens don't need guns that are more powerful and lethal than the police who are trying to protect our communities. How about police officers facing those lethal bullets their vests can protect against, and facing down nuts who have fully automatic weapons. What are we asking of them? For what it's worth, I think we have the right to possess reasonable firearms to hunt and protect ourselves. But I think the world has changed from the 1700s. We can't forget that fact. Merry Christmas

FROM MAJ PAIN:( - yes, that's my email)
Thanks for the email! Currently you cannot purchase full automatic weapons as it is. You can currently buy semi automatic weapons (shoots automatically without recocking the weapon yourself) so there needs to be the clarification that the current debate isn't over full automatic but semi automatic weapons, That being said and agree if you cant hunt with a basic rifles and without a scope as I would then you’re really not much of a hunter if you need all of that “gear” to execute a simple function but last time I checked its still within your rights to purchase those items if you desire.
The entire overarching debate really isn't about semi or full automatic guns if you look at it from a high altitude approach. Sure, gun enthusiasts will debate that and apart of the debate is about restricting the guns you will be able to purchase in the future and i will be right next to them as I am a gun lover and yes, user....(hello, I am a Marine ya know) . Its also about your rights in the constitution as an American citizen. Granted things may have changed from the 1700s but if the Gov can change the constitution so easily like this, then the Gov can change any part of the constitution at any time with/without congress approval (much like what’s been happening in this administration) and changing it if you like it or not, because “they” deem it best for you. Not just the 2nd amendment & right to bear arms but the 1st amendment, that allows you to say things in America and not be prosecuted (free speech) and all of your other rights established by our forefathers within the Constitution. Last time I checked it was “We the People” and that means we the people elect officials and make the government, not the other way around.

This is bigger than simply "restricting" semi automatic weapons, this about your future as an American

Have a very Merry Christmas and be safe

Maj Pain

Concerned Grunt

You tell 'em, Maj!!


Excellent post, Major. I am afraid we have at least two generations of Americans that have no interest in the history of this country, it's founding fathers or the documents.

Maj Pain

Concur Arrow, they can learn about them the easy way or the hard way......


Please keep on posting the non-X rated versions of email from your "secret admirerers." Very entertaining!

Maj Pain

In case you didn't know, GUNS are illegal in Mexico (just ask Marine Jon Hammar) who was arrested and imprisoned for four months because he registered a shot gun. What happened in Mexico when they took the guns away from those citizens?

Here is one example:
Cartels Dump Seventeen Mutilated Bodies Near U.S. Border

Ya, great call, make guns illegal.......

smart circle

I do not write many responses, however i did some searching and wound up here One Marine's View: What will America look like tomorrow?. And I do have a few questions for you if it's allright. Could it be simply me or does it give the impression like a few of the responses come across like written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at other places, I'd like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of all of all your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?


Hello! Quick quetion that's completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I'm trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resole this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share. Thanks!

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