Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister
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.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151