posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 01:26 AM
Back on topic:
Maybe the OP is implying that 40+ officers is excessive?
Speaking for myself Id look at it from the standpoint of known intel:
He has access to automatic weapons
He has access to explosives
I dont know his current mindset, just his web based persona
One of his known associates is dead
His experience level is shall we say less than stellar, as proved by almost blowing his own head off.
Im going to say based on my own experience in the military, im pretty damn sure im not going to his front door without some kind of back up. The
truth is you just dont know what people will do until you know. The guy absolutely had the ability and opportunity to ruin the ATF's day if he chose
to, at least as evidenced by what weve seen him playing with on the videos. Whether he actually owned the guns is an unknown factor. Even if he
doesnt, how do you know they are not stored on his property. Im not going to bad mouth the ATF or law enforcement for using common sense on this
Was 40 officers too many? now in hindsight, yeah. Because no report of an arrest was made as of yet.
But lets face it, if he wasnt just a law abiding citizen exercising his 2nd amendment right....it couldve been pretty ugly.
As a law enforcement officer, would you make a decision to bring back up to this scenario? If the difference meant you may not go home at the end of
your shift i think you would.