had a situation yesterday I just found out about today that happened. This one guy comes to the office open carries is an ex-marine with with the ego to match. Another guy in the waiting room has PTSD, don’t want to be around guns or see them. PTSD guy tells the ex-marine: didn’t you see the sign, no guns. Go put your gun in the car. Ex-marine gives the other guy the look and if looks could kill and eventually puts the gun in his car…we separate the two and nothing happens, all ends well. But still I hate to think how this could have played out.
I’m goind to have to start to think about ambush points and cover now in the office. I’m in a back room and need to think about egress and ambush points. I think everyone has a right but some ppl are unbalanced.
Just to let you know, there is no such thing as an X Marine. Once a Marine Always a Marine. This is something embedded into our Jarheads, and we will except Marine Veteran. I figured if I have to live with the fact that I will always be a Marine that everyone else can except the fact too. In another words, Yeah, we identify as Marines, No X, No former, No exceptions. Thank you!
** Memories >> the good old days, turn you head and cough while you get your balls pushed in. Hmmm and, walk thru 6 Pecker Checkers with air guns getting vaccinated. OH yes and luxury of pooping in a steel barrel and getting splashed in the brown eye with Diesel fuel, and then of course followed by getting washed in you steel helmet. Ah the smell
of napalm was always refreshing. Never had hair on the arms because of
OH WELL, HAPPY THOUGHTS.
No fear here, that does not mean I do not practice situational awareness. I do not know what will happen in the future, but that does not mean I have not taken precautions to limit risk. None of that is motivated by fear, just awareness of reality.
I too am a Marine Veteran, thank you to all my brothers out there for your service and sacrifices.
One very important thing to consider when open carrying. If you are in a location where someone has bad intentions, they will see you carrying and you are going to be the first person they harm or kill. We are already at the disadvantage of having to react to action, open carrying also removes the tiny advantage we have of surprise.