Archive for February, 2018

Facts straight

February 19, 2018

Let’s get our terminology straightened out first, because this is a problem with the discussion and for misinformed politicians…….automatic weapons required an FFL Class 3 license. I know because I sign off on those permits. Automatic weapons are machine guns, whether magazine or belt feed. You are really talking about semi-automatic firearms in which the operating system is cycled by gas. What is the difference between a semi-auto rifle or a semi-auto shotgun…..other than the caliber, nothing. So we ban semi-auto everything, including semi-auto pistols? Where does it stop and who gets to make that decision? The word “Arms” in the 2nd Amendment is any tool for the use of self-defense or business. I have a ranch and jack rabbit control is necessary to keep them off my fields to reduce hay loss for my livestock. I need a semi-automatic rifle, so who gets to decide on that tool? Living in the big city back east, you seemed to have lost your Western values……lol

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Training and practice

February 8, 2018

Complacency kills, and staying at the top of your game requires constant rehearsal. Training Cell spends a few days at the Arena Training Facility working mobility assets, explosive breaching, and close quarters battle.

Mr. Teacher you think the military is full of idiots and stupidity think again

February 2, 2018

This is what a USMA ’80 graduate sent to that school board:

To Whom it May Concern:

I cannot find the words to express how disgusted I am with your teacher Gregory Salcido. What he said about our military is 100% inaccurate, and one of the most vile things I have ever heard uttered in a classroom. He would not have this freedom of speech without our military, and ONLY our military. He has NO business forcing his hateful, warped opinion on these young Americans. He is there to teach facts, not opine. Would you allow a teacher to orate about illegal immigrants, or the threat from Muslims? Gregory Salcido clearly does not understand why he is there. He is doing a lot of harm, and therefore should be fired.

Please consider having a school assembly with a panel of military guest speakers to try to undo some of the damage he has done. I can give you some suggestions if you need them. My West Point classmate, who was in charge of the entire US Army in Europe. He’s not the lowest of the low. Or my classmate who is in charge of all the training in the Army, a four-star general. Or the one who is in charge of all our Special Forces, another 4 star general. Or my son, an Army Ranger and scuba diver, 21st in his class at West Point. Pretty smart young man. Or my son-in-law, who teaches electrical engineering at West Point, with a masters in electrical engineering. Or any intelligence soldier, Cyber Warfare soldier, Army Ranger, communications expert, engineer soldier, Navy Seal, etc, etc, etc. In fact, choose anyone. They will shame this so-called teacher.

This is your chance to undo some of the horrific damage being done to young Americans in our public schools. How dare you allow someone like this under your roof.

I have a couple more potential speakers for you: my classmate who is in charge of the Wounded Warrior Project, and my classmate Jeff Williams, an astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

By the way, do you tolerate the language this “teacher” uses in the classroom? Swearing and name-calling? He is clearly full of hate and is spewing it all over your students. And you can’t hide it, condone it, nor tolerate it anymore.

Name Withheld by Request
West Point Class of 1980

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