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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

Dave11130 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:59 AM
Exactly. I never had access to an M-1 during my 20 years in USAF, but I did learn about them in Junior Army ROTC in high school. There are a number of parts that must be first removed before the bolt can be either removed or replaced.

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!”