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Old 11-01-2009, 01:51 AM
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I wouldn't, but if that's what you want, then it's your choice.

whats this mean, exactly?
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:35 PM
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Even then Extremely liberal doesn't equal anti-gun.
Switzerland is liberal as hell and has possibly the best gun laws in the planet.

Just call it an anti-gun state.
In the USA liberal is synonymous with anti-gun. cept for Vermont.....maybe

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Well, I also don't like real liberal states, I'm a pretty conservative person, not just about guns.
Same here
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Hmmm, seems we're straying into politics again. Oh, well...

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Even then Extremely liberal doesn't equal anti-gun.
Switzerland is liberal as hell and has possibly the best gun laws in the planet.

Just call it an anti-gun state.
Is Switzerland really "liberal as hell"? I've never been, but I have friends who have. Most of them tell me that the German-speaking Swiss, who are the majority, tend to be fairly conservative, traditional Catholic and Lutheran types. I might be wrong, but I imagine they're the rural types who would be most likely to take militia service seriously and enjoy playing with guns. The French-speaking Swiss are apparently much more liberal, though.

I'm also not sure I'd say the Swiss have the "best gun laws on the planet". It's cool that they let militiamen keep their service rifles at home, but I'm pretty sure that in most other respects, most American gun owners would rather not have Swiss-style gun control laws.

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:48 AM
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In the USA liberal is synonymous with anti-gun. cept for Vermont.....maybe
Not necessarily "anti-gun", but definitely pro-gun control. Which isn't quite the same thing.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:43 AM
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Well, hopefully i like where i go, since ill move twice (possibly 3 times, hopefully not) in 4 years. I have a temporary job as a nonrate (about 6 months) then my next unit. (boats are 2 years, stations 4) and im hoping for a station.
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Is Switzerland really "liberal as hell"? I've never been, but I have friends who have. Most of them tell me that the German-speaking Swiss, who are the majority, tend to be fairly conservative, traditional Catholic and Lutheran types. I might be wrong, but I imagine they're the rural types who would be most likely to take militia service seriously and enjoy playing with guns. The French-speaking Swiss are apparently much more liberal, though.

I'm also not sure I'd say the Swiss have the "best gun laws on the planet". It's cool that they let militiamen keep their service rifles at home, but I'm pretty sure that in most other respects, most American gun owners would rather not have Swiss-style gun control laws.
It's hard to say, but even the conservative swiss (swisses?) are nothing like the american conservatives. Shit, we're talking about a country that one of the major political parties is a socialist party.

Anyway, how is the Coast Guard? Do you get to man big guns and shoot drug dealers carrying drugs into the US?
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:53 PM
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Some people do, the gunners mates fire big old bofors cannons and stuff, and theres some type of .50 caliber bolt gun they have in the helos to blow out engines on drug rnning boats. Theres also the MSST and MSRT teams (basically they do rainbow six stuff) and there over in somalia taking on pirates.

I'll be driving boats, different job. Will do Law enforcement though, which is real good since Ill be becoming a police officer when im out of the coast guard.
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theres some type of .50 caliber bolt gun they have in the helos to blow out engines on drug rnning boats.
I always thought they used M240Bs for that.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:25 PM
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They'll use the 240 for a stationary target, a moving boat they fire a few bursts across the bow with a .240 for warning and then use the .50 cal (the shooters are real good, they can hit the engine and not any passengers this way) while a 240 may have rounds going all over in full auto firing on a moving boat.
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