i agree with you but this practicing over population isnt a new thing look at all the stories of bombs being dropped by mistake & just missing populated areas & other mid air mishaps
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I believe it's well PAST time that some state Senators and Reps call for hearings on this garbage. It's hard to explain to the younger folks now but it wasn't that long ago where military training outside of MILITARY BASES was relegated to ranges distant from any people. They were neither seen nor heard and simply heard ABOUT from time to time in reminding us our military was still there and up to anything asked of it.
It's not only unnecessary but NEEDLESSLY provocative and almost mentally conditioning to have the non-stop training and now...actually firing as a part of it...over POPULATED areas or close enough for those populations to be fully aware of it.
all the stories of bombs being dropped by mistake
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Sly1one
This action serves 2 purposes: It gets people desensitized to the site of military personnel and hardware being used on city streets and it desensitizes young-military-minds-full-of-mush to conducting military operations on US soil and against US citizens.
The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the State laws. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the United States Armed Forces from exercising Law enforcement agency powers within a State, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order"; it requires that any authority to do so must exist within the United States Constitution or Act of Congress (which it currently does not except under the Insurrection Act).[Federalist 29 (Hamilton, 1788)] Any use of the Armed Forces under either Title 10/Active Duty or Title 10/Reserves at the direction of the President will offend the Constitutional Law also known as Public Law prohibiting such action unless declared by the President of the United States and approved by Congress. Any infringement will be problematic for political and legal reasons.
We all note how the CURRENT U.S. Military would probably frag some Officers and turn their guns inward before firing on unarmed U.S civilians, but perhaps that is the point of this. To solve what they see as a "problem" with that. The incremental approach to everything and this is how it starts?
Originally posted by TDawgRex
ETA: I know that they're blanks, but they still eject casings and links.edit on 27-1-2013 by TDawgRex because: Need more coffee