Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

gotta love the marines.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by chopinbloc, Jul 12, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. chopinbloc

    chopinbloc Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,242
    Location:
    sweet home arizona
    my dad sent me this one today:

    Marine Corp's General Reinwald was interviewed on the
    radio the other day and you have to read his reply to the lady
    who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless
    of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!!!!

    This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.
    It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a
    female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald
    who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military
    installation.

    > >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things
    > >>are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

    > >> GENERAL REINWALD: We 're going to teach them climbing,
    > >>canoeing, archery, and shooting.



    > >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible,
    > >>isn't it?

    > >> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly
    > >>supervised on the rifle range.

    > >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly
    > >>dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    > >> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching
    > >>them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    > >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become
    > >>violent killers.

    > >> GENERAL REINWALD: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be
    > >>a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

    The radio went silent and the interview ended. You’ve gotta love the Marines!
     
  2. BeLikeTrey

    BeLikeTrey Guest

    <Kathunk>

    And the microphone hits the floor and dead silence. Any more helpful questions? I thought not... :evil:
     
  3. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    2,568
    Location:
    NE PA
    I believe its an urban myth.

    Marine is always spelled with a capital M.
     
  4. Joey101

    Joey101 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright....Deep In T
    L.M.A.O. !!!!!!!! :D
     
  5. CAPTAIN MIKE

    CAPTAIN MIKE Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    750
    Location:
    Home of the Brave
    Gee...and We Didn't Even Get to the Archery Yet

    My Scouts love their visits to Camp Pendleton, and we have always been treated to opportunities that make the trip very worthwhile. Scouting teaches boys the kinds of values that all of us can be very, very proud of.

    There's not much more all-American than the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Marine Corps. God Bless 'Em !!!
     
  6. RevDisk

    RevDisk Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Very likely an urban legend, but still amusing.


    Note, the original version meantioned the US Army instead of the Marines. Tis ok, Marines usually lack originality. Heck, I've heard them refer to grenades as "boom rocks!" :p

    (Much love, and I swear I'm kidding!)
     
  7. BeLikeTrey

    BeLikeTrey Guest

  8. Matthew748

    Matthew748 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Messages:
    539
    Location:
    Indiana
    So it never happened, darn. It is a good line though, and I'll be sure to remember it for future use.
     
  9. RTFM

    RTFM member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,140
    Location:
    Land of ID
  10. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    47,953
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    Anything that sounds too good usually is so it's best to check the background info on things like this.

    Lot's of folks think things like this are great for polar reasons. Pro Gun, pro military, pro right, anti urban, anti press folks shout, "Yea, the idiot leftist, sneaky, urban, hoplophobe reporter got her comeupance on the radio! See how right we are to hate them!" while the anti gun, anti military, ... folks shout, "Yea, the neanderthal, gun hugging, reactionary just showed how unprofessional and stupid he can be on the air! See how right we are to hate them!" Cuts both ways.
     
  11. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    2,545
    Location:
    No. Virginia and Northern Neck
    OK, RevDisk, you're on The List. :neener:

    TC
     
  12. WT

    WT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,985
    It's BS.

    No such marine general.
     
  13. Tory

    Tory member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    911
    Another example of misinformation

    breathlessly passed along by someone who made absolutely no effort to check a clearly suspect story before posting it on a public forum.

    It's drivel.

    It's old.

    It's been known a falsehood for over half a decade.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.snopes.com/military/reinwald.htm

    Thanks for sharing.... :rolleyes:
     
  14. No_Brakes23

    No_Brakes23 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,604
    Location:
    Everett, WA Recently escaped from San Diego, PRK
    Nonsense, I took a class once in marine biology with some friends. One of my friends was a former airmen, two were sailors, and one was a soldier. I was the only Marine in the group. :D

    Now that I am no longer on active duty, the following conversation occasionally takes place.

    person: Oh you are a Marine?
    me: Yep.
    person: What is your MOS?
    me: I worked in Aviation Ordnance before I got out.
    person: Oh I thought you said you were still a Marine.
    me: I am.
    person: So you are in the reserves now?
    me: Nope, served my 8 years and recieved an Honorable Discharge.
    person: I don't get it.
    me: That's okay.

    Or some variation thereof.

    And yeah, the story is an urban myth, but it is a fun one.
     
  15. chaim

    chaim Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,328
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    No Brakes, I was drinking when I read that. Having a mouthful of water go down the wrong way because you start laughing just as you try to swallow is not fun.

    Anyway, you reminded me of the first time, and last time (when not joking around), I called a Marine friend an "ex-Marine". I was informed in no uncertain terms that there is no such thing as an 'ex-Marine' and the meaning of the phrase "once a Marine, always a Marine".
     
  16. lunaslide

    lunaslide Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    163
    Location:
    Washington
    Although this is a well known myth and that is unfortunate, I've had occasion to use that very line on an aquaintence arguing with me about guns. She couldn't help but laugh.
     
  17. dpesec

    dpesec Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    565
    lunaslide

    you're lucky she doesn't hit you for that. Mine would do a Bobitt on me.
     
  18. RevDisk

    RevDisk Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2005
  19. Warbow

    Warbow Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Messages:
    611
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Wow. Some of you need to lighten up. :)
     
  20. JamisJockey

    JamisJockey member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,745
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Its Marines, with a capital "M".
    Don't make me start throwing boom-rocks.
     
  21. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,388
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page