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National Guard Troops Deploying to DC Will Come With Lethal Weapons
Jan 12, 2021 12:25:39   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
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National Guard Troops Deploying to DC Will Come With Lethal Weapons

9 Jan 2021
Military.com | By Richard Sisk
Army and Air National Guard members deploying to Washington, D.C. to help guard the capital and stay through the Jan. 20 inauguration will have access to lethal weapons at their commanders' discretion, Guard commanders said Friday.

"There's no hiding the fact that soldiers and airmen do have lethal force with them," Army Brig. Gen. David Wood, joint staff director of the Pennsylvania National Guard, said at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters.

"How those rules of the use of force are engaged is just dependent on the scenario and in that situation. We are going to try to deescalate as much as we can [before taking up weapons]," Wood said. "The way we deploy it will depend on the situation and the commander's intent."

The Associated Press reported earlier that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will make decisions in the coming days on whether Guard units will be armed on the District's streets.

Wood joined Army Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, and Army Col. Lisa Hou, interim adjutant of the New Jersey National Guard, at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters to describe the issues involved with their emergency deployments to Washington.

All three officers said they already had been planning to send units to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, but had had to scramble Wednesday, following the pro-Trump mob assault on the Capitol, to resolve problems with the various jurisdictions and command authorities involved.

Because Washington is a federal district and not a state, District Mayor Muriel Bowser does not have authority to call out D.C.'s National Guard on her own as state governors can, but must first request activation from McCarthy.

McCarthy also must coordinate with state governors to bring in National Guard units from outside the District.

As a result, Gowen said, there was initial confusion Wednesday before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got clearance. Gowen said he received the order to deploy troops around 5:30 p.m., well after Trump supporters had been cleared from the Capitol building.

Then it was decided with the D.C. National Guard to wait until Thursday morning to bring in the Maryland troops, Gowen said.

"Everyone wants to help right away, but sometimes you can't," Gowen said. "We've got to accept the notion that the National Guard is not a first-responder force."

Gowen said Maryland initially planned to send about 500 troops to the District; Wood said Pennsylvania was sending about 1,000; and Lou said New Jersey was sending 500.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:32:02   #
Carol Kelly
 
dtucker300 wrote:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/09/national-guard-troops-deploying-dc-will-come-lethal-weapons.html?ESRC=army_210112.nl

National Guard Troops Deploying to DC Will Come With Lethal Weapons

9 Jan 2021
Military.com | By Richard Sisk
Army and Air National Guard members deploying to Washington, D.C. to help guard the capital and stay through the Jan. 20 inauguration will have access to lethal weapons at their commanders' discretion, Guard commanders said Friday.

"There's no hiding the fact that soldiers and airmen do have lethal force with them," Army Brig. Gen. David Wood, joint staff director of the Pennsylvania National Guard, said at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters.

"How those rules of the use of force are engaged is just dependent on the scenario and in that situation. We are going to try to deescalate as much as we can [before taking up weapons]," Wood said. "The way we deploy it will depend on the situation and the commander's intent."

The Associated Press reported earlier that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will make decisions in the coming days on whether Guard units will be armed on the District's streets.

Wood joined Army Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, and Army Col. Lisa Hou, interim adjutant of the New Jersey National Guard, at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters to describe the issues involved with their emergency deployments to Washington.

All three officers said they already had been planning to send units to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, but had had to scramble Wednesday, following the pro-Trump mob assault on the Capitol, to resolve problems with the various jurisdictions and command authorities involved.

Because Washington is a federal district and not a state, District Mayor Muriel Bowser does not have authority to call out D.C.'s National Guard on her own as state governors can, but must first request activation from McCarthy.

McCarthy also must coordinate with state governors to bring in National Guard units from outside the District.

As a result, Gowen said, there was initial confusion Wednesday before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got clearance. Gowen said he received the order to deploy troops around 5:30 p.m., well after Trump supporters had been cleared from the Capitol building.

Then it was decided with the D.C. National Guard to wait until Thursday morning to bring in the Maryland troops, Gowen said.

"Everyone wants to help right away, but sometimes you can't," Gowen said. "We've got to accept the notion that the National Guard is not a first-responder force."

Gowen said Maryland initially planned to send about 500 troops to the District; Wood said Pennsylvania was sending about 1,000; and Lou said New Jersey was sending 500.
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Are they now turning our own state National Guard and Air Guard units against us? Does this appear to be the result of a fair election or the result of a fraudulent election? I would say the cheaters are desperate that SOMEONE may listen to us.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:32:42   #
woodguru
 
dtucker300 wrote:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/09/national-guard-troops-deploying-dc-will-come-lethal-weapons.html?ESRC=army_210112.nl

National Guard Troops Deploying to DC Will Come With Lethal Weapons

9 Jan 2021
Military.com | By Richard Sisk
Army and Air National Guard members deploying to Washington, D.C. to help guard the capital and stay through the Jan. 20 inauguration will have access to lethal weapons at their commanders' discretion, Guard commanders said Friday.

"There's no hiding the fact that soldiers and airmen do have lethal force with them," Army Brig. Gen. David Wood, joint staff director of the Pennsylvania National Guard, said at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters.

"How those rules of the use of force are engaged is just dependent on the scenario and in that situation. We are going to try to deescalate as much as we can [before taking up weapons]," Wood said. "The way we deploy it will depend on the situation and the commander's intent."

The Associated Press reported earlier that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will make decisions in the coming days on whether Guard units will be armed on the District's streets.

Wood joined Army Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, and Army Col. Lisa Hou, interim adjutant of the New Jersey National Guard, at a virtual roundtable with defense reporters to describe the issues involved with their emergency deployments to Washington.

All three officers said they already had been planning to send units to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, but had had to scramble Wednesday, following the pro-Trump mob assault on the Capitol, to resolve problems with the various jurisdictions and command authorities involved.

Because Washington is a federal district and not a state, District Mayor Muriel Bowser does not have authority to call out D.C.'s National Guard on her own as state governors can, but must first request activation from McCarthy.

McCarthy also must coordinate with state governors to bring in National Guard units from outside the District.

As a result, Gowen said, there was initial confusion Wednesday before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got clearance. Gowen said he received the order to deploy troops around 5:30 p.m., well after Trump supporters had been cleared from the Capitol building.

Then it was decided with the D.C. National Guard to wait until Thursday morning to bring in the Maryland troops, Gowen said.

"Everyone wants to help right away, but sometimes you can't," Gowen said. "We've got to accept the notion that the National Guard is not a first-responder force."

Gowen said Maryland initially planned to send about 500 troops to the District; Wood said Pennsylvania was sending about 1,000; and Lou said New Jersey was sending 500.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/09/nat... (show quote)


You think they are going to use rubber bullets and pepper spray against an armed crowd? That would be as delusional as the "protesters" who seemed to think the police wouldn't hit them because they were not black. really, there is a video of a woman shrieking, "oh my god they are treating us like we are black" as she was being dragged

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Jan 12, 2021 12:36:46   #
woodguru
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
Are they now turning our own state National Guard and Air Guard units against us? Does this appear to be the result of a fair election or the result of a fraudulent election? I would say the cheaters are desperate that SOMEONE may listen to us.


What is your problem? Do you think that armed national guard and crowd control is supposed to aid and support armed efforts to take over government buildings? Do you actually think an armed insurrection is such a righteous cause that the national guard and law enforcement is supposed to stand by and watch?

If you want someone to listen to you get out the vote next election and win it with a majority.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:38:27   #
Carol Kelly
 
woodguru wrote:
What is your problem? Do you think that armed national guard and crowd control is supposed to aid and support armed efforts to take over government buildings? Do you actually think an armed insurrection is such a righteous cause that the national guard and law enforcement is supposed to stand by and watch?

If you want someone to listen to you get out the vote next election and win it with a majority.


We did!

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Jan 12, 2021 12:40:15   #
woodguru
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
Are they now turning our own state National Guard and Air Guard units against us? Does this appear to be the result of a fair election or the result of a fraudulent election? I would say the cheaters are desperate that SOMEONE may listen to us.


This kind of ignorance is truly mind blowing. We saw what happened at the capital, was that supposed to be a plea to be heard? That was not how it works, this kind of violence that more of the same but better has only one response, and that is to shoot them down like dogs. If you are supporting a peaceful protest you better stay away from those who are not about peaceful anything, because you will be treated with deadly force.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:41:48   #
woodguru
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
We did!


We did when Gore won too, but we didn't attack and kill government institutions and people...

Do it again, you lost this one

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Jan 12, 2021 14:09:47   #
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. Loc: Pa
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
Are they now turning our own state National Guard and Air Guard units against us? Does this appear to be the result of a fair election or the result of a fraudulent election? I would say the cheaters are desperate that SOMEONE may listen to us.


How naïve you are. Seems like you think this would be the first time the Nat guard/troops were used against American citizens. The national guard has been used multiple times to quell protests and labor uprisings, sometimes resulting in people getting killed such as 4 student war protesters in 1970. Or militiamen wounded six striking steel workers with bayonets at the Homestead mill in the 1800's.

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Jan 12, 2021 14:24:59   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. wrote:
How naïve you are. Seems like you think this would be the first time the Nat guard/troops were used against American citizens. The national guard has been used multiple times to quell protests and labor uprisings, sometimes resulting in people getting killed such as 4 student war protesters in 1970. Or militiamen wounded six striking steel workers with bayonets at the Homestead mill in the 1800's.


Take the gun and leave the cannoli, four unarmed student protestors at Kent State. Most times result in tragic outcomes. The government has evolved into something to be feared. They should fear the people.

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