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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

Imiss40 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:19 PM
I've never know a Marine without a well maintained, operational weapon. An M1 Garand will do heap big damage in the right hands. I love mine.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:27 PM
and i love my 3.

but this was a parade and i cannot comment on the Military Protocol for them.

but my point is that this is no longer a Service Weapon
so their status is in question.

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!”