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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

smcvey Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:40 PM
Sorry Bigdog, but it has not, I was in Nixon's first inaugural parade and every single weapon (M16A1) had the Bolts in them, Like wise I was in Lyndon Johnson's inaugural parade and we had Bolts in our M14 rifles. So no it has not been SOP for Decades. They were in the Weapons at Carters Inaugural, Reagan's Bush One, and Clinton's. I do not know about Bush 2, as I was not there for that 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!”

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