Sunday, December 30, 2012

U.S. military course notes gun grab priorities

In case of civil unrest, U.S. military police are taught to prioritize targets. And guns are a specified priority:
When such threats exist, military personnel may have to be committed to security operations.  In particular, security must be placed on armories, arsenals, hardware, and sporting good stores, pawnshops, and gunsmith establishments, or other places where weapons or ammunition are stored.  To conserve manpower, consideration may be given to evacuating sensitive items, such as weapons from stores and storing them in a central facility.
The paragraph is part of a U.S. military police sub-course syllabus published in 2006. And it specifically says the focus of the training is to address potential military actions during domestic unrest in the United States.

Aside from the fact the U.S. military traditionally does not have a domestic law enforcement role, the tactic of seizing guns in a rioting situation may seem like common sense. But it takes on new and ominous tones in light of a president and members of Congress who now proclaim they're on a mission to openly strip away Americans' right to bear modern firearms.

If lists of storage locations for registered privately owned arms were available, would they be added to the military police priority list?

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