View Poll Results: How many are former LEO or Military?

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  • Are you retired Military?

    51 8.60%
  • Are you former Military?

    191 32.21%
  • Are you current Military?

    77 12.98%
  • Are you retired LEO?

    11 1.85%
  • Are you former LEO?

    20 3.37%
  • Are you current LEO

    16 2.70%
  • Are you none of the above?

    227 38.28%
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Thread: How many out their are former LEO, Military or just a regular citizen?

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    I have been on the forum a couple of months now and noticed a large number of you are former/current military or leo. I am neither.

    I am curious how many are like me and have never served in any capacity. I am also NOT a LEO junkie/wannabe. I simply enjoy hunting with my buddies a couple of times a year.

    I havestudied American Revolutionary Politics and Constitutional Law and appreciate the founders, but other than that my life has not been focused around government service (I work in retail) and truly am just the average joe that has carried (CC) for the last 10 years or more and now OC's more and more.
    Live Free or Die!

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    I take it we are the only two who voted....
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Sergeant Major United States Army here. 25 Years active duty.
    No you are not the average Joe, you are a Sheepdog! You take responsibility for your own self determination, and I'm sure would lend necessary force to protect innocents around you. And SVG, remember the poll is only 2 hours old,,on Christmas day, give it some time
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    Former Military currently Civilian. The Mil so far back it probably doesn't count anymore.

    Merry Christmas
    If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance.

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    10 years US Navy mostly in ASW.

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    "Happiness is a warm shotgun!!"
    "I am neither a pessimist nor a cynic. I am, rather, a realist."
    "The most dangerous things I've ever encountered were a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass and a Private who was bored and had time on his hands."

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    18 years and counting, U.S. Army CW3 and new to the forums. I bought my son a 1911 and myself a Sigma 40 and 380 Ruger for Christmas. God Bless Texas gun shows!!!

    Merry Christmas to all

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    I took a stab at the Army back in '84, solely becasue at that time you could notbuy a job anywhere and I was unemployed. Didn't quite make it through 13 wks combined boot training for "Combat Arms" (infantry). Couldn't make muster in the PT requirements and was honorably discharged. So I don't think that counts as "former mil."

    Boot camp is quite an experience. :shock:

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    SFCRetired wrote:
    Sergeant First Class, United States Army Ordnance Corps. Mostly in the HAWK missile system and mostly in Germany.

    First entered AD in 1961 and went through basic toting a M1 Garand. I learned very quickly to love that ugly, heavy piece of fine weaponry.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you and yours.

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    Sergeant Major United States Army here. 25 Years active duty.
    No you are not the average Joe, you are a Sheepdog! You take responsibility for your own self determination, and I'm sure would lend necessary force to protect innocents around you. And SVG, remember the poll is only 2 hours old,,on Christmas day, give it some time
    Tell ya the sad state of my life.....lol....although I did get to go shooting today.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I've been both actually. Two branches of service, refueling jets and helicopters, infantry, and medic. (LOL, just like the infantry, jack of all trades and master of none.). 15 years total. Also a brief stint as leo, but didn't like the small town politics and goings on behind peoples backs.

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    I am a lifelong civilian, but have done contract work for the US DOJ, NIJ, NCJRS, NLECTC, as well as the Department of the Navy and various "intelligence organizations". This work has varied from publication production, to field research and equipment certification testing, to systems development, to training.

    So I've never worn a uniform, but much of the last 20 years of my professional life have been devoted to providing training, support, and research for our fine men and women in uniform, both civilian and military...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    55 yr old civilian here . Worked as a welder most of my life . Grew up with guns and hunting. Haveing grown up and lived in Illinois all my life , I haven't been able to carry on the streets for defense in this state .

    I have carried openly while out in the woods weather I was hunting or just hikeing though .

    I do hold carry permits from Pa. and Utah . I hope that we will soon be able to carry in this state.

    To all you who have or are serveing our country , I thank you . Merry Christmas

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    I am former military. I served from '88 to '92. I'm not a combat vet, nor have I even served over seas.



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    Current AD USAF....since 1994

    Bosnia, 1997 (Gorazde)
    Bosnia, 1999 (Tuzla, w/10 MTN DIV)
    Australia, 2001 (USS Blue Ridge)
    Kuwait/Iraq, 2003 (w/I MEF/1 MAR DIV)
    Iraq, 2004
    Afghanistan, 2008, 2009

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    Current Active AF...have been since April 2000. I've served 3 years in USAFE (RAF Lakenheath) and I'm on my second deploymentat an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

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    20 years Retired Navy. Submarine nuclear power. 2 SSBN's and one SSN. One tour in nuclear repair and one tour "pushing boots". Now I work for a large formerly American owned brewery.

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    Parris Island 1980

    Chowhall cook at Camp LeJeune 1981

    Medical discharge under Honorable

    I can feed ya and keep ya warm and dry and shoot close range and long distance ... still ain't nothing like a .50 cal Belt Fed ;-) ... 1-2-3-release, 1-2-3-release ;-)

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    USMC....1959/1963 Military Police. 26 years (retired) with Exxon as a driver and terminal operator.

    Currently (just to be doing something) a corrections officer part time.

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    Retired US Army Master Sergeant, 21 years. Carried an automatic M-14 in Vietnam (I was the unit's Designated Target when we went over the mountains and through the woods with my automatic weapon draped over the cab of our 3/4-ton).

    I open carry regularly, but not this time of year - but I'm still carrying!

    Didn't do much playing with firearms as an Army Transporter, but the training I received early on has stayed with me all these years. Safety first, safety last, safety always.

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    US Navy 89-98. Last three years with military police. Lots of training with the best USMC's around. I carry and now does the wife. I fly our flag everyday and I am a very proud american!

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    Current LEO.

    Small Los Angeles County ghetto city 1994-1997

    Mid-sized Orange County suburban city 1997-2005

    Giant un-populated County 2005+



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    AZkopper wrote:
    Current LEO.

    Small Los Angeles County ghetto city 1994-1997

    Mid-sized Orange County suburban city 1997-2005

    Giant un-populated County 2005+

    I loved going to Prescott when I was stationed at Huachuca. I like that whole state as a matter of fact!

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    Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired! I served over 22 wonderful years.

    Currently I'm a Sergeant First Class in the Georgia State Defense Force.

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    Brand new enlisted in the Army Reserve, pre-basic "private fuzz", but a long time lover of liberty and sworn defender of Constitutional rights.

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