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Saturday, February 09, 2013

When You Don't Trust "Your" Marines...

...you might be a tyrant.*

“Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”

The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.

This prompted an internet search to see if others had also noticed, and the Blur-Brain blog had.

“The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round,” the post stated. “Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.



*For full effect, say this in a Jeff Foxworthy voice.

2 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

The Progressives have always disliked & mistrusted the U.S. military. Besides, Obeyme didn't "need" the Marines: he had some 4,000 Secret Service agents and IIRC about 11,500 cops on patrol for the inaugural.

And he's well aware that the military rank & file dislike him, too.

BobG said...

Why am I not surprised?