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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

bobfrommosinee Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:59 PM
Being intimately familiar with the M-1 Garand, Even if the bolt is locked back, It is still visible in the rear of the ejection port, Add to that the absence of the operating rod, and yes these weapons were disabled to the point of not being able to chamber a round much less fire one.

He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.

“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!”