On July 20, a policy letter from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) instructed recruiters to avoid contact and/or conversation with armed “law-abiding” civilians who volunteer to guard recruitment centers and to report said volunteers to law enforcement “if the recruiter feels threatened.”
Stars and Stripes responded to the letter with a July 22 headline that read, “Army To Recruiters: Treat Armed Citizens As Security Threat.”
According to Stars and Stripes, the letter came at the beginning of a week in which citizens were organizing to stand guard at recruitment stations throughout the country: “Armed citizens — some associated with activist groups and militias — were standing vigil outside recruiting centers in Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee, Idaho and elsewhere this week, saying they want to provide protection to service members barred from carrying firearms on duty.”
The volunteerism follows last week’s heinous attack on military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, whereby Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly drove up to one office and opened fire from inside his car before going to a second military center, where he was able to fatally shoot four Marines and one sailor. News quickly spread that the military personnel were unable to defend themselves via policies mandating gun free zones on U.S. military bases, recruitment offices, etc., so citizens stepped in to fill the gap.
The military blog This Ain’t Hell published the USAREC letter in full; here is a pertinent excerpt:
Recruiters will not acknowledge the presence or interact with these civilians. If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens; be polite, professional, and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement and complete USAREC Form 958 IAW USAREC 190-4 (SIR)
A similar posture has been struck by Marine recruitment offices in some parts of the country.
FK – We need “Liberal”(commie) trash season. We desperately need it now…
Act politically but prep for what history shows will have to be done. It’s way past time to prep for what will be required.
FK – I knew what the Marxist mutt would do: Sell more guns and ammo than the klintons ever thought about, wake lot’s of sheeple up and piss lots of people off, and maybe, just maybe, do something so arrogant that even the most pathetic and cowardly ‘conservative’ or ‘libertarian’ or ‘pro-gunner’ would finally accept and prepare for the reality of what will be required.
Governments will always be able to get guns so we must always be better armed than them.