News Pentagon asks armed volunteers to stand down

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  1. dawg

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    The Department of Defense is asking those standing guard outside military recruiting centers to stand down.

    “We take the safety of our service members, our DoD civilians, and the families who support them very seriously, and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is currently reviewing recommendations from the services for making our installations and facilities safer – including our recruiting stations,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in the statement released late Friday.

    “While we greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our recruiters from the American public, we ask that individuals not stand guard at recruiting offices as it could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks. We continue to partner with and rely on first responders for the safety of the communities where our service members live and work.”

    Reports surfaced earlier this week that the Army instructed its recruiters to treat the armed civilians as a “security threat.”

    In Ohio, one armed civilian accidentally fired his rifle while guarding a military recruitment center Thursday according to the Columbus Dispatch. The man fired his AR-15 into the pavement outside the center. No one was injured, but the armed civilians were ordered off the property.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...on-asks-armed-volunteers-stand-down/30666839/
     
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    martin Shit Mult Banned User

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    In truth, most of these volunteers are attention whores just like Howard and Beth...
     
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    Well, this could get interesting... :ucoffee:
     
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    No problem, just provide security for the recruiters.
     
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    I think the problem is training. One guy fired off his ar15 into the pavement. Do you want him guarding you?
     
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    i always wonder about those who insist on getting guns but not the training to use them properly.
     
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    It happens. People buy a gun and all of a sudden they are experts. Until someone gets their eye shot out that is.
     
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    No, that's why I said provide security, meaning NOT well-intentioned civilians.
    If the .gov doesn't protect it's employees with security, then I would think they could at least trust the recruiters who have been trained with firearms to protect themselves.
    I work in a "secure" building plastered with No Firearms signs. The officers don't even have mace. Thus, I take care of my own security.
     
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    I cant disagree with you. But make sure it's pros not armchair gun experts.
     
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    How about the government protecting our boys instead of waiting for scumbags to walk in and kill our boys.
     
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    No

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    No one is disagreeing.
     
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    Well for starters.. deport/arrest all the fucking muzzies.
     
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    Armed civilians! Armed civilians!

    I vaguely remember a time before the destruction of our language and installation of newspeak when police were civilians, too.

    In fact, the constitution allows and protects only civilians in their right to bear arms and specifically disallows it for non civilians in a military law enforcement capacity.
     
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    i'll do it for $ 20.00 hr.
     
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    well as far back as 1980 when i was occasionally teaching the police as part of the LEAA program (before it was defunded) the police referred to all people, criminals and innocents, as "suspects" thus isolating themselves from the "civilians" so when exactly are you referring to, 1800?
     
  18. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    In a related note, the Pentagon has announced new uniforms

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