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Posted: 10/23/2002 7:28:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2002 7:35:00 AM EDT by Hawkeye]
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:39:14 AM EDT
Ah yes, men from the government in cammo with ugly black guns patrolling the streets. We should all be safe now, fellow subjects. Breath easier - they should be here soon. Please don't step or look out of turn- you could be next to be apprehended- or shot. It will be your fault if they take you in, after all, if you aren't doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to hide, eh, senor? It's for our own good. We finally are at one with our downtrodden, disenfranchised and disarmed "brethren" in the Third World, just as the Demoncrat socialists have always wanted. Bienvenidos campesinos- sal si puedes.....[rolleyes] "Badges? we don' need no steenkin badges.."[smoke]
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:41:07 AM EDT
Trust your government. All dissidents will be dealt with.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:49:05 AM EDT
I've always wanted to visit a police state. Wonder when we'll start to have to smuggle people out of Maryland into PA. "To help with the sniper case, Maryland will erect a 20 foot wall around the state to prevent guns from entering. Please have your papers ready when entering a checkpoint. All cars subject to search."
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:49:41 AM EDT
You can bet they won't have bullets, so new targets for the killer in abundance.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:51:26 AM EDT
When they allow armed civilian patrols , you know they are getting serious.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 7:54:21 AM EDT
Coming soon to a town near you.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:09:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bountyhunter: When they allow armed civilian patrols , you know they are getting serious.
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More serious than you are.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:13:28 AM EDT
"School is the safest place for children to be right now." --Gun-Grabbing Governor Glendening Yeah, if they are not in the warm embrace of the state, they run the risk of having a creative, individual thought. Here's one for 'ya governor-- All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't find the sniper or stop him from killing again.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:14:37 AM EDT
i guess i don't understand how the national guard can do anything that the local authorities and/or citizens can't do. is this anything more than a feel good reaction to make the populace think they're safer?
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:17:05 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:26:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
Originally Posted By ARLady: i guess i don't understand how the national guard can do anything that the local authorities and/or citizens can't do. is this anything more than a feel good reaction to make the populace think they're safer?
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[size=3]Give the lady a new pair of shoes![/size=3]
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i'd rather have a new pair of .44 wheel guns, please. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:27:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:34:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:35:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARLady: i guess i don't understand how the national guard can do anything that the local authorities and/or citizens can't do. is this anything more than a feel good reaction to make the populace think they're safer?
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I think that the gov't will try anything in an effort to keep people from finally realizing that you, the individual citizen, must be responsible for the safety of yourself, family and community. This is the worst fear of the gun-grabbers and the government, since ideas like that could result in the masses beginning to think and care for themselves. This is not acceptable to the nanny state and the elite in charge of controlling it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 11:36:58 AM EDT
(Mr. Rogers voice) Can you say, "Kent State, boys & girls?" I knew you could. What happens when some Guard nimrod pops some civilian who merely spooked the Guard? Kinda hard to reteieve a rd once it's shot has been my experience.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 11:43:52 AM EDT
This will not be a problem as the NG will NOT be issued ammo.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 12:23:07 PM EDT
The National Guard in MD is only going to be used on Nov 5th so that voters feel somewhat safer to go to the polls. They aren't being called out now
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 1:45:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sydney7629: The National Guard in MD is only going to be used on Nov 5th so that voters feel somewhat safer to go to the polls. They aren't being called out now
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is this the latest on the news networks? got a link? on a more sarcastic note: i think the populace is completely unaware that this guy [i]could[/i] take out more than one person at a time. he probably chooses not to do so to help evade detection. wonder what kind of terror he could incite if he routinely started taking out 2 or 3 people at a time.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 1:53:38 PM EDT
Guardsmen without ammo, great idea. People should be safe from shovel wielding maniacs with them in place. Anybody with a weapon more formidable (a "scary sniper gun" for instance) is going to be trouble. Of course there wouldn't be the previosly mentioned accidental shootings. I bet that damn sniper would start targeting the Guardsmen just to prove a point. In the mean time we can just pray that the ambush gunner guy happens to find a barrel obstruction the next time he tries something...
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 2:22:56 PM EDT
This is so the sheeple feel safe to come out from whereever they have been cowering and elect Townsend. Glendening knows that Townsend won't stand a chance if everybody is terrified to come out and vote! Hopefully she doesn't stand a chance either way!
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 2:30:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sydney7629: The National Guard in MD is only going to be used on Nov 5th so that voters feel somewhat safer to go to the polls. They aren't being called out now
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I'll wager the Natl. Guard will be posted in the precents that vote democratic. Firecrackers anyone?
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 2:56:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2002 2:57:19 PM EDT by RipMeyer]
At what point would you say this stops being a police matter? It this a type of foreign warfare by foreign terrorists? What is the criteria for using the military for defending the USA here at home? We were sworn to protect foreign and domestic.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 3:12:06 PM EDT
Umm... Isn't it illegal to use millitary forces to enforce the law?
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 3:13:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 3:21:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mace: Umm... Isn't it illegal to use millitary forces to enforce the law?
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Guard is exempted from Posse Comitatus.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 3:28:04 PM EDT
National Guard called out to deal with a lone gunman. This is shaping up to be the Rambo script.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 3:46:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2002 3:47:18 PM EDT by Hawkeye]
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 4:39:03 PM EDT
I am in the Mayland Army National Guard. There is nothing more important to me than the rights guaranteed under our U.S. Constitution. It's one of the reasons that I joined. If I was ever on a road block detail and you had a weapon in your vehicle and I was sure that you're one of the good guys all you would get from me would be a knowing grin and wave on thru. We're gun nut just like all of you. Hell, we bring our personal AR's, AK's, you name it in to show 'em off and talk about what's our next big purchase is going to be. I haven't heard about Nov 5th yet, but to be honest I'd be proud as hell to stand guard and ensure the polls are open that day.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:37:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mk1iii: If I was ever on a road block detail and you had a weapon in your vehicle and I was sure that you're one of the good guys all you would get from me would be a knowing grin and wave on thru.
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I would love to know how you go about determining that I am a good guy at a roadblock.
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 5:41:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mk1iii: If I was ever on a road block detail and you had a weapon in your vehicle and I was sure that you're one of the good guys all you would get from me would be a knowing grin and wave on thru. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would love to know how you go about determining that I am a good guy at a roadblock.
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Not being a wise ass would be a start. [}:)]
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 7:22:05 AM EDT
I loved serving in the National Guard for about 12 years. I was a combat veteran in the USMC, but wanted to continue to serve in some capacity after I started my family. I knew my Battalion was better than most active duty units since most of us already had years of expereince before joining the Guard, quite a few of us were Marines. So yes it's shock to see armed serviceman on your street corner but I would have loved to had the opportunity to assist LEO's in the hunt for the sniper. If you still have the idea of Guardsman being inept, maybe you watch to many movies? As far as that Kent State comment goes, too bad! I'm proud to have served and would encourage any serviceman to try it.
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