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  •  Am I the only one to believe that it wouldn't... (9+ / 0-)

    be all that much of a stretch to think that undergoing basic training in how to handle a gun in a life-threatening situation would be a normal part of office protocol for any president? And that particular training is perhaps the duty of the Secret Service?

    Corporate CEOs get trained in self-defense everyday in America. Why wouldn't the nation's chief executive? Especially considering the fact that man is the most threatened POTUS in modern history.

    Perhaps it's just not public knowledge -- by design.

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:12:33 PM PST

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    •  I think you're the only one (4+ / 0-)
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      Ellid, sethtriggs, Ginny in CO, TRPChicago

      There is absolutely no scenario outside of Hollywood that calls for the President to use a gun. He is surrounded by highly trained professionals. Anything that gets past them is going to outclass a middle-aged politician; and his having a gun is just going to disrupt the Secret Service's tightly orchestrated response.

    •  You're not the only one (2+ / 0-)
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      Burned, markthshark

      It's the first thing I thought of when I saw all of this propaganda claptrap distraction going on.

      I would be surprised if they did not give him training soon after taking office, or if he had already had training at some earlier point in his life.  

      This whole thing is a big distraction.  The White House could do this kind of thing every day if they decided to engage the wingnuts on every stupid thing they say, but they don't.  They pick and choose when they are going to answer their daily nuttiness.  

      I saw something on Twitter the other day that struck me:  someone made this observation:

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:07:43 AM PST

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