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    OMG unseemly guns in public

    From: http://newsoftheweird.blogspot.com/

    "Thank God We Kicked British Butt at Yorktown: Otherwise, we'd have to put up with wimpiness like this. Ya see, because somebody complained, British officials decided last week that Army cadets (ages 12-18) can't show their precision rifle-drill skills on Remembrance Day because it's unseemly for kids to be seen in public handling guns."

    The Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...es-parade.html

    I can't believe this... ok, so I can, no surprise seeing once again one person's whining wins out over years of tradition, but I shouldn't have to.
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    And this is what was once the nation of which it was said, "The sun never sets on the British Empire." This is also the nation that gave us Kipling and the Birkenhead Drill. Not to mention that Honorary American Citizen; Sir Winston S. Churchill.

    Where are those Englishmen now? I can think of a score or more who must be spinning like tops in their graves.

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    What's really ridiculous is that they capitulate to the antis there. I remember watching more than on march with lots and LOTS of pro-gun people in the UK. It's almost as if the nation pretends like they don't exist or something.
    I always open carry one of my Kimber 1911 pistols everywhere I go. Usually in a paddle holster. Nothing fancy, but it works for me.

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    I think they should use loaves of French baguette bread.

    THAT would be cool!

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    If they really cram hard, they can memorize Kipling's "Tommy" (http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poet...ing/tommy.html) by Thursday, and call it as a marching cadence during the parade.

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    Great idea, but I doubt the average parade watching Joe would get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Expert View Post
    What's really ridiculous is that they capitulate to the antis there. I remember watching more than on march with lots and LOTS of pro-gun people in the UK. It's almost as if the nation pretends like they don't exist or something.
    It's what happens when a seemingly good idea (to some) leaps ahead of the idea's rational basis (if any, and in this case, none).
    Quote Originally Posted by Superlite27 View Post
    I think they should use loaves of French baguette bread.

    THAT would be cool!
    That would certainly send a clear message of what the cadets think of this ridiculous nonsense. Don't think it would do their careers much good, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    It's what happens when a seemingly good idea (to some) leaps ahead of the idea's rational basis (if any, and in this case, none).

    That would certainly send a clear message of what the cadets think of this ridiculous nonsense. Don't think it would do their careers much good, though.
    As my texting teens would say YGBFKM! Where are the military and the pensioneers that are allowing this to go on?

    French bread....That's hilarious!
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