I Am a Gun Owner by Dan Zimmerman | Jan 31, 2013 | 50 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Army Anonymous See all of the “I Am A Gun Owner” portraits here. Please send your statement photo to [email protected] with the word PHOTO (all caps) in the subject bar. Let us know if you want us to use your name, a screen nic or remain anonymous. comments Matt says: January 31, 2013 at 09:06 Thank you not only for your service, but also your intention to stand beside the American people. Reply Rob G says: January 31, 2013 at 09:47 Hear, hear!! Reply Joke & Dagger says: January 31, 2013 at 10:08 Nice Reply Not Your Mother says: January 31, 2013 at 11:46 THANK YOU! Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:39 I really doubt he would stand by his pledge, because he removed his name patch and is covering his face. Why is he trying to remain anonymous? Do you really think that his superiors wouldnt figure out who isnt returning to base with grabbed guns, if they gave such a order? Really he ought to be sending signed a copy to his superior officers, after all, nothing bad could possibly happen to him, since it would be a unlawful order to grab the guns of Americans, right? Reply jwm says: January 31, 2013 at 15:46 People that we can use in our cause reach out to us and you bite at them, matt. Of course, gun ownership is no more your cause than it is barry’s. As an anarchist you’re hoping for a breakdown and violence to occur. But for those of us that want to see the 2a prevail, we’ll welcome his support. Reply Patrick Shockley says: January 31, 2013 at 20:14 It is illegal for military members to engage in political debate while wearing their uniform. Would you rather him show his name and rank, causing him to be kicked out or charged with a crime under the UCMJ? Reply matt says: February 1, 2013 at 04:51 Yes I would, as the same oath which said he would defend the constitution, also says he will conform to the UCMJ. If he is unwilling to abide by the UCMJ portion of his oath, what makes you think he will abide by the constitutional portion of his oath? http://www.army.mil/values/oath.html dom says: January 31, 2013 at 09:14 Thank you sir for serving our country and more importantly- taking your oath to defend our nation from “enemies both foreign and domestic”. Reply Scott says: January 31, 2013 at 09:21 The best one I’ve seen so far… thank you! Reply Aharon says: January 31, 2013 at 10:59 Same here. Reply Nathan says: January 31, 2013 at 09:23 Great stuff! Reply Dennis says: January 31, 2013 at 09:25 Amen!!! Reply Ducky says: January 31, 2013 at 09:32 That’s awesome! On a side note, maybe that occupy the NRA guy was in the military. Ok, sarcasm off, that gives him way too much credit 😉 Reply Stacy says: January 31, 2013 at 09:48 What was that poll I read about the other day, where 98% of Marines said they would not follow an order to confiscate weapons from civilians? That means 2% of them managed to be asleep the day they were taught that they have an obligation to refuse illegal orders. Glad this guy is among the Army’s 98% Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:42 Than explain events like Katrina or the Harlan and Johnson County Wars? And show us this poll, what is the sample size, 2 people? Here is a US Marine stating he would grab guns from Americans if ordered to: Reply Stacy says: February 1, 2013 at 10:21 I’m not going to feed the troll, except to say that if you personally know any serving members of the military, you know not to take at face value anything they say on camera about a subject like this. There would certainly be enough soldiers who would follow a confiscation order, but also plenty that would refuse or go over to the resistance. There are zero of the second group who will tell a stranger their feelings ahead of time. Reply LSUTigersFan says: January 31, 2013 at 09:48 This one may be the best yet!! Reply Jonathan says: January 31, 2013 at 10:03 It’s a sad day in America when homosexuals in the military can prance about with impunity. Yet, a man who takes his Oath of Enlistment seriously and commits to defending the Constitution is regarded as the unfit agitator who must remain closeted. Reply Adam says: January 31, 2013 at 10:39 Impunity? So gay people should be punished? Nice tolerance….. Reply Gyufygy says: January 31, 2013 at 10:46 A man taking his oath seriously and having to hide is the sad part. That other part is irrelevant and really shouldn’t matter. Reply Larry says: January 31, 2013 at 10:49 I rather have him on our side than worrying about outing him with his employer. What’s important is that we know where he and others stand. Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:48 He isnt taking his oath seriously, since his oath included that he would obey orders. And 2A could be removed just as 18A was. Reply Rob G says: January 31, 2013 at 10:16 It would be comforting to know there are more like this young man in our military who actually read and understood the Constitution they swore to defend and uphold. I worry about another Katrina-type event where soldiers are tasked with disarming innocent civilians and readily comply. Another illegal action like that could turn terribly tragic if the people say “No” and a firefight ensues. Reply Larry says: January 31, 2013 at 10:47 The government used military contractors in Katrina – Blackwater. I don’t believe US soldiers were used. I could be wrong. Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:49 National Guard troops where used, see the video I posted above. Reply Larry says: January 31, 2013 at 10:45 Thank you for serving our country and defending the constitution. Reply g says: January 31, 2013 at 10:56 This soldier is a true patriot… a protector of the people and principles of his country. God bless, and thank you for your service. Reply Jake says: January 31, 2013 at 11:09 “I cannot obey that order, sir” Possibly the most courageous thing a soldier can ever say. Reply jwm says: January 31, 2013 at 11:35 “I’m going to have to have that order in writing , Sir.” I know from experience that 1 line will stop 99% of the questionable bullsh!t generated by higher ups. That and walking around with a clipboard in your hands strikes fear into the hearts of the truly inept officers. Reply Swobard says: January 31, 2013 at 11:09 Thank you sir! I hope and trust there are many thousands more with your courage and convictions. Reply NVGunner says: January 31, 2013 at 11:33 I too am an active duty military Officer. This individual is just the first to toe the line of saying what we’re all thinking. There are many many more like us. “do solemly swear to defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies both foreign and domestic” comes BEFORE “will obey the orders of the President” in the oath of office for a very good reason. Reply Devin says: January 31, 2013 at 13:05 + 1 on that NVGunner. Army officer here as well. Absolutely agree! Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:50 So what happens if 2A is repealed just at 18A was? Reply Enlisted says: January 31, 2013 at 18:09 None of us swore to defend a Constitution that DIDN’T include the Second Amendment Reply matt says: February 1, 2013 at 04:49 Really, I just read the various military oaths again and its just says constitution, nothing at all about 2A. And seeing as how the military has grabbed guns countless times before, most recently at Katrina, I dont see how 2A is relevant to your oath. Inspector General says: January 31, 2013 at 12:19 Please Please PLEASE remove your metadata before posting these photos. Google “metastripper” and try it out some time. Don’t trust TTAG to do it for you. Mr. Army Anonymous, in under 5 minutes I (and any IG worth his salt) can tell that you took this photo on 22 Jan 2013 with a Fuji Finepix A400 camera. You used a Macintosh laptop to email the photo to TTAG. The photo also says that you are a white male, balding, an officer, and you chew your fingernails. You probably took the photo at your workplace judging by the striped pattern on the wall behind you. You gave a lot of inadvertent information that could be used to find you if someone wanted to start a witch hunt for “insider threats” inside the ANG. It takes more than hiding your face behind a piece of paper to remain anonymous in the digital age. Please be more careful. That goes for everyone. -“semi anonymous” Reply Gyufygy says: January 31, 2013 at 12:58 Good advice. Thanks for the reminder. Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:56 That is not particularly identifiable, although it does tell us he forgot to set the date on his camera. And it could be worse, some devices like cell phones like to store geolocation data in the EXIF headers. Reply Marine 0331 says: January 31, 2013 at 12:21 I am a Marine grunt. Myself and many others around me hold the same conviction. I’m glad some Army brothers feel the same way. Reply USMC says: January 31, 2013 at 18:11 +0331 Reply Inspector General says: January 31, 2013 at 12:23 …actually, maybe not the mac. My initial impression was probably wrong on that. That meta data might have been added by TTAG. The me.com email suggests that they are Apple users anywey. TTAG probably edited the photo in Photoshop and then posted, but never stripped the camera info from your photo before posting Reply William says: January 31, 2013 at 13:10 THANK YOU, soldier. MUCH APPRECIATED. If we ever have to meet in the bloody streets of America, I’ll be proud to have you alongside. Reply Billy says: January 31, 2013 at 13:22 Pretty sure this has to be an error on TTAGs part but umm… why does this show up on the Irresponsible Gun Owner category? Might oughta review y’alls tag system for that. Thank You for your service Army Anon! Reply Nathanredbeard says: January 31, 2013 at 13:59 You sir, are an American patriot. We need a million more just like you. Reply matt says: January 31, 2013 at 15:58 Which would leave 1.8 million out of 2.8 million who would follow orders. Reply Roll says: January 31, 2013 at 16:40 Hey, military personnel, be VERY careful what you post and what you disclose about yourself. Especially you Officers, you are subject to Article 88. Just a forewarning. Reply sam evans says: January 31, 2013 at 17:49 i understand why you can not say who you are but i wish i could thank you by name. also want to thank you and all the man and women like you in our armed forces that understand that you are here to protect us the people that you understand that you have to stand for what is right even if it will put you’er life in the sights of you’er own government i wish there where more people like you in our armed forces today and if that hard day comes we want you to know that we will be standing with you you will not be alone. thank you and God bless you Reply whiskeytangofoxtrot says: January 31, 2013 at 19:21 Bravo! Reply Liberty2Alpha says: January 31, 2013 at 19:59 BRAVO!! Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.