this comes from an OUTSTANDING book about the M1 that I found thanks to a post by New Jovian Thunderbolt...if you own a M1 or just like WW2 period service literature this is pure golden win all the way around...
..plus, its open source, you can read it online for free, link here..
Thanks to NJT for finding this gem...
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)