View Poll Results: What are you?

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  • Civilian

    14 58.33%
  • Military (or ex-mil)

    6 25.00%
  • Law Enforcement (or ex-LEO)

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Thread: Poll: Civvie, Mil, or LEO?

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    Poll: are you a civilian, military (or ex-military), or an LEO?


    I, btw, am a civvie.

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    Civilian

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    SLC-Vegan wrote:
    Poll: are you a civilian, military (or ex-military), or an LEO?


    I, btw, am a civvie.
    I'm neither of the 3 categories. I'm a Citizen.

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    Citizenship is membership in a society, community, (originally that of a city or town but now usually for a country) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen.

    A civilian under international humanitarian law is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces.

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    Your poll would not let me choose both civilian and military, so I chose military.
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    Thanks for explaining the differences , 9mm

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    SLC-Vegan wrote:
    Thanks for explaining the differences , 9mm
    It was mostly for myself, figured i might as well post 'em up.

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    ProtectedBy9mm wrote:
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    Thanks for explaining the differences , 9mm
    It was mostly for myself, figured i might as well post 'em up.
    It was a good thing to post, so people don't get confused.
    Civilian vs citizen is a distinction that is often misunderstood.

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    I selected "Civilian" but just a point of order.:what:...

    ALL LEO's are "Civilian"

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    If the above makes me a RADICAL or EXTREME--- So be it!

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    JoeSparky wrote:
    I selected "Civilian" but just a point of order.:what:...

    ALL LEO's are "Civilian"
    Not really. Look it up in any dictionary and you'll see that the word "civilian" can also be used to distinguish people who are not members of police, fire departments, etc., not just those who are not members of military forces.

    For example, a firefighter may call a soldier who he's pulling out of a burning building a "civilian" and be entirely correct. The meaning of the word depends on the context in which it's used.

    See http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilian

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    Hmm. I could say that I'm all three. I'm ex-military, and I was a cop in the military so I'm ex-LEO. I'm now a civilian. I guess I'll pick that one.

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    Aren't all "free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years" members of thier respective State militias, and therefore not civilians? Yeah.. I'm reaching...

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