Care to share which departments are training their officers to seize wepaons from citizens? Nothing has ever been brought up, talked about, suggested,
hinted, insinuated at my department.
Even during a time of mass disaster, and we can use Katrina as an example where weapons were confiscated, the Supreme Court of the US handed New
Orleans Police Department as well as the State their asses. They had to return all weapons confiscated, or pay to replace the ones they lost track of.
They also went on to state the ctions were illegal and a violation of the Constitution.
The concept that all military and law enforcement personnel would blindly follow such order is an absolute joke. As with the military, we take an oath
to defend the constitution as well, and I for one wont be supporting any attempts to get rid of it or restrict the rights of the people.
Also, 2 recent Supreme Court cases involving this issue, District of Columbia and Chicago, ended the debate on who the 2nd amendment applies to. In
both cases, both cities had their gun control laws struck down as being unconcstitutional and the court ruled the 2nd amendment applies to the
As for the other a few things -
Only the State Government can put in a request for FEMA assistance. The affected areas in the state must be declared a disaster by the State, who then
decides if they need federal assistance. If they do, they make a request for the President to declare those same areas a major federal disaster, which
opens up resources to be used.
The State Emergency Management Agency is in charge, not FEMA. FEMA's role is support only. FEMA cannot just show up unannounced and take over. They
are 100% subordinate to the locals / state. If you guys are curious to see how this can be troublesome, take a look behind the scenes of Katrina.
A lot of people blamed Bush, even though he nor the federal government had any authority to do anything. The Govenor refused to cooperate in many key
areas, forcing the PResident into inaction since he cant override the Govenor.
Some info about the military -
National Guard units are not subject to Posse Commitatus, which is a Federal provision that prevents active duty military personnel from taking part
in civilian law enforcement functions. National Guard units answer to the Govenor, who is their commander in chief, and the adjutant general for that
I have seen some people bring up President Kennedy federalizing the National guard during the civil rights movement.
is a link that gives more
info about this topic.
The only time the Federal Government can federalize state guard units:
* - to execute the Laws of the Union (in that case Civil Rights)
* - Repel invasions
* - supress insurections
Anyways, I think you are going to be hard pressed to find military and law enforcement support of the Government in the event the Government goes
Joseph Stalin on everyone.
HR 645 - National Emergency Centers Establishment Act - Introduced January
To date, the bill has only been introduced, and then referred to committee, which is where it has been since. The following subcommittees are required
to review and sign off on -
House Transportation and Infrastructure
House Transportation and Infrastructure,
Subcommittee on Economic Development,
Public Buildings and Emergency Management
House Armed Services
House Armed Services, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
House Homeland Security
Which is to say it i going to die in committee from lack of movement.