A Message From The Warrior Class To Senator Feinstein On Her Gun Control Bill

Thursday, January 3, 2013
By Paul Martin

Robert Johnson
BusinessInsider.com
Jan. 3, 2013

The U.S. is awash in well-trained warriors fresh from the military as it faces off on gun control issues.

There are 5.1 million Post 9/11 vets alone, and they’re not all going to take new gun-control laws lightly.

Any servicemember knows their mission is to kill people, in the end, during conflicts, it’s why we’re there.

Even in my “soft,” non-infantry unit, a cadence we exercised to included a line, “Blood, blood, bright red blood it makes the green grass grow.” The warrior ethos is kneaded into the psyche from day one.

That’s a bit of context from a former service-member who never relied on a series of weapons for immediate survival or survival of my friends. From someone who never developed relationships with the tools of the battlefield; who never slaved to keep a weapon performing endlessly and without question. The maintenance and care required to achieve that security in the harsh gritty environments of Iraq and Afghanistan is profound.

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