From a series of tweets and replies on gun control

There was a discussion of bad firearm handling on the part of military Twitter I follow. The gist is that even the professionals display stupidity, so a proposal to arm more and more people is just dumb.

I’m posting this tweet because of the 1:13 ratio, which I find interesting (and fits with something I heard from another military guy, years ago when I was in college, on the ratio of trigger-pullers to support personnel).

Mustang Zero Five #VetsResistSquadron (@MustangZeroFive) Tweeted:


Not everyone in the military is a steely-eyed death dealer. Not even most people in the military. For every infantryman in the Army, there’s something like 13 other soldiers. Many handle their weapons once a year to qualify because that’s what the regs require.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.