Most jobs in the military are not directly war related, military police or security personnel but are just like civilian jobs; medical personnel, office personnel, maintenance personnel, etc. that, like their civilian counterparts do not require the use or handling of a gun or any kind of weapon on a daily basis. Nor, is continued gun training required during their time in the service after boot camp for these types of non-combatant or non-police duties.
I served in the military for 13 years. The United States Air Force from 1967 - 1973 and then the United States Navy from 1975 - 1980 plus two years of active reserve while I attended nursing school. I received training on an M16 rifle in boot camp and after that was trained in USAFSS intelligence where gun handling was still required. When I left that branch of the service I went into medicine and then went back into active duty and continued serving but because I was no longer in a field that required use of a weapon, I never was required to even touch one again. That is true of most members of the military.
Somehow, I guess because we have been in a constant state of war since 2001 over in the Middle East, we have come to see all military personnel as highly trained and proficient in the use of firearms, especially assault weapons, however, that is simply not true. Most military personnel are no more or less trained in their use of a gun as any civilian. In fact, most civilians, especially if they are active National Rifle Association (NRA) members are more proficient and better trained in gun use and safety than the average military person.
Now to the last statement posed in this meme:
Why should a civilian with no training be allowed to own an unregistered "assault" weapon? Well, first define 'assault weapon' because if memory serves all assault weapons are currently banned in the United States of America except for military and police use. The AR-15 is not an assault weapon or as these kids being interviewed by the left-wing media are so fond of now saying "a weapon of war." Secondly, civilians can own an AR-15 (if that is weapon type the meme is referring to) because it is allowed under the law of the land known as the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. They are lawful to own. If the majority of voters in the nation have a problem with that then legally change the law via the Constitutionally legislative process.
Do I think an AR-15 should be registered with the State you live in? Sure, why not. However, that is a State by State decision, not a Federal one. For those who are concerned about the registration process it should be remembered that registration is not a banning nor is it a confiscation. Most States already require handgun registration. My State even requires a shotgun for hunting to have a form of ownership (not registration) to be filed with the Statehouse. Registration of or even requiring an age limit for the purchase of any firearm is not a violation of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, own a gun or utilize the weapon for legal purposes. Confiscation and banning of a weapon is a direct violation of that Constitutional liberty.
I wish we could simply remove all the emotion from this weapons debate and return to a sane look at the law and use common sense before making legal decisions that could destroy the foundational fabric of the liberties fought and died for over the last 300 years.