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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lucifer_Sam, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. Lucifer_Sam

    Lucifer_Sam Member

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    You remember that letter that the Marine combat vet wrote to Fienstien? Well, a CNN ireport was made by user "usmcdiorio" a self described "former marine"-- apparently a camera man who never saw combat-- who took issue with the letter written to Fienstien and posted his own response, saying Boston (the Fienstien letter writer) should apologize, and saying that he "couldn't help but feel temporarily ashamed of also sharing the title of former Marine"

    couple other excepts by usmcdiorio referring to Boston--

    "His ranting letter is paranoid exhibition of one concerned not with preventing the deaths of more innocents, but of maintaining his rights to own devices of war."

    "Boston should obey the law, or stop using the title of Marine veteran so proudly. "

    "Perhaps my criticism of Boston seems harsh. This is as intended, for in speaking out as he did, Boston revealed a profound ignorance to the pain suffered in Newtown.
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    Even though he doesn't use his own name, CNN is referencing this in some of their articles as a response to Bostons letter "from another Marine".

    The "Ha!" title bit comes b/c of the comments below the video. I was curious if maybe there were some Marines that agreed with him. Well, I don't think the former Marine usmcdiorio should show at the Marine corp Ball this year, the other Marines don't seem too happy with him... I have a feeling the the CNN language filter has been getting a workout lately...

    Anyway, heres the link:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-907167
     
  2. Risky

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    No self respecting Marine veteran would support civil disarmament and violating the constitution in the name of 'following the law'. Corporal Boston does, in fact, represent how the vast majority feel regarding the registration of any weapon in the U.S. I think the need for every Marine to have the ability to perform as a rifleman in defense of our nation from outside and within is as strong, if not stronger, once we leave the service. Semper Fidelis.
     
  3. Deus Machina

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    This goes along the thought that "There are no ex-marines" and I'm sure they called the writer on that.
    I don't care their employment status, a good marine is never 'civilian' again.
    I've had family from the Army and AF, who had friends (in Illinois) that thought if you had a need for a gun, to join the armed forces.
    But even a retired marine is a force, and they want the ability to be armed PDQ.
     
  4. Lucifer_Sam

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    Yeah, this guy doesn't sound like any Marine I've ever known. Sounds more like a college kid fresh out of his women's studies class.

    And, yeah, they did call him out for being a "former marine"

    One thing that particularly irritates me is CNN using this in their articles as a supposedly valid counter point to Bostons letter. I don't think the media liked that very much. Or they were hoping for an outraged reaction to it.
     
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