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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:10:47 AM EDT
Did anyone else see this article on The Daily Beast?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/18/don-t-arm-america-a-soldier-s-reply-to-connecticut-shooting.html

I don't usually read this particular website, but I stumbled across this particular festival of ignorance and I couldn't help but be puzzled. Here are some highlights from a retired Special Forces Colonel Tony Schwalm about concealed carry:

"Pistols are worthless when facing a rifle, and all the Taliban carry AK-47"

"I’ve decided I don’t want to spend another cent on guns, but rather intend to prepare myself mentally and physically for the unlikely scenario of having to act like a responsible citizen in a crisis."

"I also know I have a ferocious temper, and I could be tempted to use my sheepdog weapon on somebody who is playing music too loud at a gas station"

"I don’t want to be surrounded by people who think they know who the wolves are."

Tony Schalm is listed as a contributor to The Daily Beast, but this is his first and only article.

Tony Schalm recently published a book, The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets, which was released on November 13th, 2012. I'm not saying he is trying to drum up press for his new book, but I am saying that I am not going to buy it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:12:49 AM EDT
Well it sounds like maybe he shouldn't own a gun if he has those thoughts, but he can also go to fucking hell by saying no one should own a gun for his issues.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:12:52 AM EDT
Yea, there's dumbasses in coolguy jobs too.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:13:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:13:45 AM EDT
Don't really give a shit about people's occupations sometimes.

"I SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES!!! LISTEN TO ME!!!!"

Yeah, no.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:14:14 AM EDT
Well, that's like his opinion, man.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:16:12 AM EDT
Even vets are allowed to be morons
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:16:24 AM EDT
I guess I'll have to run right out and not buy his book.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:16:38 AM EDT
Well, fuck him for his opinion. Nobody is forcing him and his out of control temper to have a gun.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:16:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Yea, there's dumbasses in coolguy jobs too.


this. I know a LOT of .mil types who think only .mil should have arms and a lot of folks in the military who hunt and think we should get rid of ebr's.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:16:53 AM EDT
I guess he gave up on that oath he swore, then.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:17:22 AM EDT
huh, must have lived in base houseing.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:17:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Well it sounds like maybe he shouldn't own a gun if he has those thoughts, but he can also go to fucking hell by saying no one should own a gun for his issues.


+1
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:18:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:18:32 AM EDT
As the days go by, I have less and less respect for what are becoming nothing more than the hired mercenaries who kill at the behest of our political class.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:18:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:19:10 AM EDT
AK 47's are quite affective in the right hands against enemy troops. Which is exactly what the Second Amendment was written for. So when the government decides it no longer will abide by the Constitution, or serve the people, then the people have the ability to defend themselves against that government. If there was ever time in this nation that citizens should own these types of weapons, it's right now. Probably the very reason behind all the gun control legislation because they know full well that they no longer serve the people, no longer represent the people, and no longer plan to abide by the Constitution.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:20:56 AM EDT
They misspelled retarded
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:21:11 AM EDT
"sheepdog weapon"??????
What kind of an autistic chimp refers to themselves as a 'sheep dog'
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:21:28 AM EDT
watafaggot.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:21:55 AM EDT
Sounds like he desires constant control. Not just gun control.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:22:09 AM EDT
Do you know who I was?

You should value my opinion.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:22:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Don't really give a shit about people's occupations sometimes.

"I SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES!!! LISTEN TO ME!!!!"

Yeah, no.


Agreed

Being a former spec ops guy doesnt make you immune from being an idiot, nor does it automatically make you an authority on whether or not i should be able to defend myself.

There are idiots in every profession.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:23:54 AM EDT
I also know I have a ferocious temper, and I could be tempted to use my sheepdog weapon on somebody who is playing music too loud at a gas station"


"Sheepdog" what the fuck

Sounds like maybe YOU shouldn't own a gun, asshole.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:24:19 AM EDT
Fuck you, sir.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:26:19 AM EDT
Some Constitutional Scholars advocate for gun control. It doesn't make them right.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:27:55 AM EDT
He should be required to go in for a mental eval...
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:28:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 11:37:56 AM EDT by divkat9]
Originally Posted By CaptainD:
Did anyone else see this article on The Daily Beast?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/18/don-t-arm-america-a-soldier-s-reply-to-connecticut-shooting.html


"I also know I have a ferocious temper, and I could be tempted to use my sheepdog weapon on somebody who is playing music too loud at a gas station"



So this SF guy had the mental fortitude to complete SF training, serve as SF but is scared that he can't control his temper to the point he'd shoot because some jackass is blaring his radio too loud? Sounds like proof that you can find people with a case of the dumbass anywhere.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:36:12 AM EDT
My TL while I was in was telling me about a guy he grew up with who joined SF who was later arrested for molesting his own daughter.

Should we Ban SF? It's for the children is it not?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:38:33 AM EDT
Oh. Colonel wants his 15 mins of fame. And he is willing to be absolutely stupid to get it.

First sentence in the article: "U.S. society feels like a war zone to me."

"What a maroon."
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:39:06 AM EDT
I know far many more people in group that would say otherwise.

Anyone know if this Colonel was a paper tab?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:41:15 AM EDT
He served in the first Gulf War.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:42:13 AM EDT
Full retard you should never go
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:44:14 AM EDT
Can anyone pull a bio on this guy? I am really curious.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:44:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Well it sounds like maybe he shouldn't own a gun if he has those thoughts, but he can also go to fucking hell by saying no one should own a gun for his issues.


The correct psychological term for seeing your flaws in others is "projection". Hardly a new phenomena, especially among antis.

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Hell, his own comments make an argument in favor of gun ownership.

Crazy dude who might snap at loud music, who is trained in killing and probably physically stronger then most.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:46:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 11:46:51 AM EDT by flynhghr2001]

Originally Posted By seven-six-two:
As the days go by, I have less and less respect for what are becoming nothing more than the hired mercenaries who kill at the behest of our political class.

Edited, not worth it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:46:39 AM EDT
Fuck him.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:46:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
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We have a winner! Lmao
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:47:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By flynhghr2001:

Originally Posted By seven-six-two:
As the days go by, I have less and less respect for what are becoming nothing more than the hired mercenaries who kill at the behest of our political class.

Edited, not worth it.

Are you a hired mercenary who killed anyone on behalf of the political class?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:50:05 AM EDT
he needs professional help

GR
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:53:13 AM EDT
Sheepdog shit again.....Fucking A
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:53:56 AM EDT
The world needs top change so he does not have to be responsible for his own actions. Typical liberal.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:54:11 AM EDT
I call this the Howard Cosell syndrome. Yea I enjoyed making tons of money on Boxing but now I'm out its barbaric
and should be illegal.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:56:20 AM EDT
FPNI
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:56:22 AM EDT
Sounds like the guy should be on a list some where.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:56:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
Sheepdog shit again.....Fucking A


I LOL'd.

GR
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:56:45 AM EDT
Fail
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:56:58 AM EDT
As my boss would say... he's all ate up with the dumbass.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:57:26 AM EDT
Here are some real gems that I found on Tony Schwalm's twitter feed, his words are in quotes mine are not:

"For US, there is no longer win or lose in Afghanistan. It's stay or leave. We leave. My rage at what was squandered is useless. Last tweet."

"Landing airplanes and inbound rockets sound nearly identical." No Tony, they don't. I have heard both and I have never mistook one for the other.

"Living in the barracks, sharing room with 3 other men. Re-learning politeness in tight spaces. And, we all have loaded weapons. Good lesson."

"Difficult to capture Afghanistan in words, less so the nature of this conflict. One thing is certain: we are in a proxy war. But with whom?"

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:58:10 AM EDT
If pistols are useless against an ak-47, and the Taliban all use ak-47s, why do our armed forces still get issued and carry sidearms? What a stupid asshat.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:58:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By floridahunter07:
As my boss would say... he's all ate up with the dumbass.


Isn't it ate up like a soup sandwich?
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