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Howard Nemerov


August 26, 2011 - 6:43 am

Military Times reports that Marines have been told “audible farting has been banned downrange because it offends the Afghans.” (Note: Downrange is military-speak for battle zone.)

Apparently, while Americans must be sensitive to Afghanis’ treating women like cattle as a cultural prerogative, natural bodily functions are not to be tolerated.

On the other hand, it looks like a capitalist opportunity for the defense vendor who develops technology that ensures SBDs.

The comments themselves are worth a read.

Update (Bryan): The Marine Corps should re-think this. Unilateral disarmament is no way to win a war.

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Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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