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Old May 13 2013, 05:51 PM   #208
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

gturner wrote: View Post
If we didn't have a military back then, what the heck was General George Washington a general in?
Apples and oranges, dude. The American colonies' forces opposing the British weren't a standing military in the traditional and modern sense.

Rank doesn't necessarily mean the men under your command comprise a professional military organization.
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