posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:55 PM
You know what I see? A bunch of weekend warriors doing an exercise in a neighborhood that most of them probably live in. Armed troops, huh? Yeah,
okay. I'm willing to bet that every weapon carried was condition 4. That would be the weapon with no magazine inserted, no round in the chamber, and
the weapon on safe.
"Oh, but that can't be right! Why are they doing that?! They have places on base to do that!"
True. But not all National Guard units have the access to these facilities. Some NG units live hours away from a base that has this sort of set up.
Example: I work at March ARB which has no facility as such. The closest place that does have one is Camp Pendleton about one and a half to two hours
"These troops have no right to be patrolling civilian streets like that!"
Wait, so, you don't want the troops on streets in Afghanistan, you don't want them on streets in Iraq, you don't want them on streets in any other
country, and you don't want them on our own streets? Yeah, lets just cut the NG, cut EVEN MORE from the active military, wait, lets just get rid of
the military, that'll leave enough national budget to spend on other things like welfare. While we're at it, let's get rid of the police, too. We
don't need them. Protection? Screw it. I bet you can defend yourself and your family from an entire army all by your lonesome, right?
"You said the weapons aren't loaded. That's BS. When the military takes weapons anywhere they'll have ammo."
No, no they won't. If anything, there will be only one person who has ammo. And that person will probably be of a higher rank than everyone else. The
reason for that is because if some idiots thought they'd be tough guys and start shooting the troops who are training to protect them.
"They're not training to protect us! They're training to oppress us! They mean to desensitize us to the sight of them in our streets. Soon they're
going to come knocking on doors and taking our guns away!"
First of all, you're paranoid as all hell. Second, where do you even get this from? How many other cities have NG troops patrolling their streets?
Wait, none that you know of? Then how in the hell is one neighborhood with guys patrolling through the NG trying to desensitize all of us to seeing
them? Get real and leave your delusional paranoid fantasies.