Thursday, July 23, 2015

Army considers armed citizens security risk.

From the You've Got To Be Kidding file:

The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday.


"I'm sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior," according to the Army Command Operations Center-Security Division letter, which was authenticated by the service.

Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been greeted by a mix of concern, indifference and gratitude by the public.

"If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens, be polite, professional and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement …," the command advised.

As the incidents crop up around the country, police could be asked to confront the civilians with guns on the Army's behalf.

Really, there's not much to say, is there?

The Phantom.


Alyric said...

As Instapundit points out, the real crime is making the people in charge look bad.

When you need civilians to protect your defenseless military, you've screwed up so badly that you should be immediately disqualified from public office.

I suspect, however, that this is the future of America (for however long it lasts), now that the 'military' is more of an experiment in rainbow-colored acceptance and bureaucratic mindlessness than an actual fighting force.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy #0296 said...

So...they want to recruit the children of these same citizens even while they chase the elders away? Yeah, that's a strategy with a long shelf life... other news, is anybody willing to mailbomb the Alberta HRC for their latest act of dumth?