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Re: OT - TV news reporting on \"snipers\" Bushmaster
ok, i was trying to stay out of this one, but i just got home from work and decided to rant a bit [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
in the marine corps there are two levels of marksmen. all marines are trained and expected to perform to a high degree of proficiency with a rifle, so we have your typical professionally instructed gunman (also referred to by snipers as PIG), then we have the rarer hunter of gunman (referred to as HOG), to attain the title of HOG one must endure much training and "indoctrination", this person then carries the title of HOG (or if you look in their service record of 8541 or scout sniper)
first off, having held the title of sniper in an organization that is renowned for its marksmen i get a little offended every time that someone calls this jacka55 a sniper, it took me 12 weeks of training and alot of bs to earn that title.
second, no self respecting sniper would be caught using a .223 round, typically .308 and 7mm are the preferred rounds of snipers (real ones) throughout the world
third, this guy (guys) is a dou**ebag and needs to fry
fourth, chief moose is a moron and needs to take a public speaking class
fifth, being a law enforcement officer i have my own opinions on how this entire ordeal should have been handled, but am a firm believer (having fallen prey to it myself) that those who are not directly involved in an investigation have NO BUSINESS second guessing the actions of those who are
sixth, the media is a bunch of morons and need to shut the heel up, well, ok, some of them should fry too
i will admit that this guy did demonstrate some skill and some proficiency with a rifle (a darn good one at that considering the caliber), but i do not believe that he is a tactical genius or criminal mastermind, he did what most criminals fail to do, use common sense. alas, now he is caught and it is over, may he do the honorable thing and take his own life and save the taxpayers much money in his prosecution.
ok, i'm done [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]