Message from discussion What Would You Do?
From: Phil Mc Carty <phil.mc_ca...@virgin.net>
Subject: Re: What Would You Do?
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Leaving aside the notion that when I still had
'you-can't-see-me-pyjamas' you shouldn't be seen obviously in uniform
out of duty, I was simply astounded by the stupidity of the action. I
used to drive with beads of sweat on the brow simply of the knowledge
that I had weapons in my boot - DP or otherwise - and would never even
have contemplated waving them around in public.
What this pair have overlooked is the negative-PR aspect, and resultant
damage. We (sorry, still feel some attachment, despite dis-attachment)
all have to battle the view of us as closet gun-nuts, however wrong that
is. I hope this hasn't made the local papers yet. Or worse.
A definite Commandant's 'IWOC' (as we used to say in the Regulars... an
'Interview without Coffee') and serious disciplinary sanction.