Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Nov 28, 2013.
Defense Department gives local police equipment designed for a war zone | Fox News
Obama said that the military would not be needed . that HE would create a domestic, civilian police force to protect America.
Dun, Dun, Dun...
Told you so.
Don't think he has enough yet...
Clearly that platoon of boyscouts armed with ar-15's surrounding your house are just earning their hide-n-seek badge....
Did he say "protect" or just that he would form a non-military force?
My question is "Protect from WHO, the GangBangers? or the local Militarized Cops, maybe......"
Or whom ever they can work up to be the excuse...
Why do's the DHS and other "groups" need all that ammo and firearms ?
The militarization of police = militarized police.
Call them "police", they are still combat soldiers, armed with combat weapons.
It's no surprise they now have MRAPS and sonic weapons, combat rifles and body armor.
It's also not surprising they are going after patriots and gun owners.
Pre-prohibition, the "policeman" would help a community. Of course, the Sheriffs are elected by the people, and generally serve the will of the people. This all changed during Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Communist takeover of America.
Exactly! Now the question is , to what degree do you place any trust or confidence in those police soldiers? A relative of mine is a member of a swat team, he has his head right and a very honorable man. He challenged my rule to never talk to the police.
I too am an officer and a former swat guy. Why would anyone ever tell you to talk to the police. One minor miss statement and you are impeached. I have seen to many incident where the officer decides what happened and then the investigation fits the pre conceived idea. Most times the officer is right but on occasion they are wrong.
Only talk with my relative.. Continue with the " Am I under arrest? No? Good by"..
There are a lot of good cops out there still. I know a few, and even my local PD is downright cool. No problems, just good people.
That's not the way it is everywhere, though.
Will I shoot the breeze with them, be friendly and courteous? Yup. Will I be a subservient slave if they try to pull the dominance routine? Nope. Stand your ground, but don't be a jerk about it.
Never a jerk to anyone. Smile and nod hellow. Talk nice with the sherriff's that live out my way. Thats about all. A casual conversation can be used against you, if they so take that way. ( see post 11)
I think you guys are looking at this the wrong way. In the article it said that they were auctioning off, selling on e bay, and in some cases just giving the military grade weapons away to common people. This sounds like a great way to arm the people for defense against a tyrannical government! Just need to approach it the right way <grin>
I think we already covered this TTP, but here is a great video of handling an APC in MOUT by an insurgency. It looks like a BTR variant, not sure which model.
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