I know no matter how much I try to be as polite, and fair and as non-judgemetal as I can; someone will roll in and attack the messenger (me) for somehow disrespecting the Second Amendment & gun rights. I just want to warn everyone up front, that when some jack-wagon pops up and makes that argument he will be showing himself as the ignorant tool that he is. Now here goes…
I am encouraged and heartened by the groundswell of support our active duty military have received since the attacks in Tennessee. If free people wish to remain free, each and every free man must do his part. And we all just know the statists hate self-reliant citizens.
But with great freedom comes great responsibility. Standing in front of a US Military Recruitment Station is NOT this week’s “Ice Bucket Challenge”. You are a hero and a patriot. But as soon as you torch of an errant round, you are a F’ing goat. Do you understand? A F’ing, pig-headed, self-aggrandizing, inconsiderate F’ing goat.
I am taking it upon myself to tell you that you are busted down to maggot status and you need to stay the F. home. You are not cool. You are not welcome. And you are not helping. If you wish to do your part, then do your F’ing part by making sure YOUR shit is squared away. It’s just like on the airplane at 30,000 feet when the oxygen mask drops from the ceiling: Fix your shit and when you have reached an acceptable level of function; ONLY THEN are you to try and help others.
The first part of being a “minute man” isn’t the cool 3-pointed hat and a leather belt. It’s knowing which end of your musket you point at the red coats! So…unless you can at least administer, clean, shoot and maintain your musket; stay on the F’ing Farm! We’ll let you know IF we need cannon fodder, dummy.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
LANCASTER, Ohio — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday.
No one was injured.
U.S. Properties Group Portfolio Four LLC, the owner of the shopping center near the River Valley Mall that includes the multi-branch military recruitment center, ordered the armed volunteers to leave just hours after the shot was fired.
A Lancaster police officer delivered the order to several of them outside the Armed Services Career Center, saying, “God bless you,” but they had to leave.
The armed civilians have been guarding the center since Monday.
One of them has been charged with a misdemeanor after he accidentally fired his AR-15 rifle. Someone from the recruiting center at 1530 River Valley Blvd. flagged down an officer at 12:01 p.m. to report the incident, Lt. Shane Wilson said.
The shopping-center owner issued a statement saying it was decided that “for the safety of tenants, customers and construction personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the Military Recruiting Center, it would be best to request the removal of the armed individuals.”
Christopher A. Reed, 28, of Lancaster, was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, and was issued a summons to appear in Fairfield County Municipal Court on Tuesday, according to the police incident report.
Reed told police that he was holding his rifle outside the recruitment center when someone asked if he could take a look at it. Reed agreed, and while he was trying to clear the ammunition from the weapon, he accidentally fired one shot into the asphalt pavement.
The only damage was a hole in the pavement. The rifle was taken from Reed pending his appearance in court, the incident report says.
Conviction on the fourth-degree misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail.
Reed was convicted of the same offense in 2013, and was fined $50, court records show.
Some armed civilians have been guarding military recruiting stations in Ohio and elsewhere after the fatal shootings of five service members at a military recruitment center in Tennessee.
“I’m nobody special,” Reed said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “I’m just a guy doing my job because my own government wouldn’t do it.”
Reed said he is not a military veteran. He described himself as an active gun enthusiast who makes a living working side jobs.
He downplayed what happened. “It is what it is,” he said. “Nobody got hurt.”
A Marine recruiter at the center said he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
Before their eviction, armed civilians discussed why they were there. None was present when the rifle discharged.
“Government ain’t going to do it,” said Kenneth Casteel, a 67-year-old Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam and sat in a folding chair with his M-16 rifle propped against it. “They won’t give these guys any weapons to carry or keep in a safe. If we don’t do it, who is going to do it? It’s a matter of safety.”
“We are not a redneck group,” the Lancaster resident added. “We are prior military.”
Passerby Lei Ashbaugh hailed the group. “Thank you, God bless you, Semper Fi,” she said, noting Casteel’s Marines ball cap.
Ashbaugh, 48, of Lancaster, whose husband is a Marine veteran, said she was heartened to see the volunteers guarding the recruitment center.
“We have recruiters who can’t defend themselves. Thank God for these people willing to defend them,” she said.