reply to post by MrSpad
I mean you really have to look at it from logical/logistical stance.
There are approximately 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the USA.
There are approximately 315,000,000 citizens.
I can only speak for my department, but I know 99.9% of them would not follow unconstitutional orders to disarm or enslave or whatever people think we
are going to do to them.
So for the sake of easy math let's say that 50% of officers dissent. (Keep in mind that I believe 90% or more officers would dissent)
That leaves 400,000 officers.
400,000 officers to control a population of 315,000,000.
Even if citizens were not armed it would be very difficult to control them. Especially if they band together in numbers.
It really would be practically impossible. Definitely improbable.
If you really look at the equipment that we have access to, everything we have can be owned by citizens. Well except for maybe flashbangs.
In most states citizens can own pre ban full auto rifles, suppressors, short barreled rifles, night vision, IR lasers, armored vehicles and even
As for training. The average patrol officer fires about 100 rounds a year. Mostly at static targets.
A lot of patrol officers train in response to active shooter incidents which consist of simunitons or airsoft training every once in a while too.
Of course the SWAT teams train in more advanced tactics on a regular basis.
There are a ton of AMAZING tactical courses taught throughout the country during the year that ANYONE that can legally own a firearm can take.
For example, EAG tactical, Tactical Response, 21st Century Gunfighter, Magpul Dynamics etc.
Any of these courses are infinitely better then the training that the average patrol officer receives throughout the year.
It boils down to this.
The police are generally good at capturing a criminal at a time. Sometimes more, but generally this is while they are committing the same crime
We do not train as an occupying force. At least my department and surrounding agencies do not. Those are totally different tactics.
I mean look how the whole Boston Marathon incident went.
Do you really think the police stand a chance against an armed, rebelling population? We simply don't have the numbers.
It just does not compute.
Not saying some nefarious plan doesn't exist. If it does I haven't received the memo yet.
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