Volunteer Security at Recruiting stations
Im sure all you who follow my site also watch the news so I wont be spending a whole lot of time rehashing the latest concerning the shooter. It a tragedy largely the fault of the administration and not just the current one in office.
Ok that’s the end of the political commentary from me. I am not a mouthpiece for either side so I want to talk about the Bubba’s.
Ive observed in the last week chatter about the 2nd Amendment rights and how the volunteer security front of recruiters and other govt facilities are doing such great things and making statements.
We are our own worst enemy.
Yes I said it. No one else will. Its either cowardice or ineptitude to say the crowds are right in this case.
Imagine the 10-20% of people who are not firmly on either side of the gun ownership issue. And what they see is a lard ass, sitting in a lawn chair in front of a strip mall talking to a TV camera. With a rifle, and talking about “taking care of business”.
Yeah bubba, that’s how to pull the ones on the fence to our side isn’t it?
I’m sure I have struck a nerve here. But some thought on your part is very much in order before I am inundated with hate mail.
There are 2 fronts to this conflict. The bad guys and the public opinion . We have to win both, or we loose big.
Can you tell me, without fail what a radicalized mass shooter looks like? A positive ID, when they walk up, before the shooting starts? Can you?
Dont bother. For all the bluster, profiling and general shit talking online its obvious no one is talking about the real issues here.
They look like US. Yes I said it. They are Joe and Jane public right up to the loud noise.
Sitting in a lawn chair , 200 lbs overweight and drawing local law enforcement there because, for good reason the military personnel are a little disturbed, people they know nothing about are sitting outside their office, armed and with intent yet to be determined.
If someone was armed, sitting outside my house after an attack on a similar house I’d be more than disturbed. Do I know them? And Im sure I don’t trust them. Who is vetting any of them? Who in the hooting hell are they?
What stops a terrorist from posing as a “helper” and adding them to the body count?
It is exactly like the “militia” going to the border to “help”.
Let me break this to you. They draw away resources , not increase them. They bring TV cameras so they can pose and profile but create animosity more than security.
You want to help? Leave the TV cameras talking to politicians. We all know they are worthless, its good for both sides then.
You want to provide real security? You put the bad guys in reactive mode. The suits protecting any VIP are not the security. They are the fluff for the public view. So the public can feel better, the VIP can feel better and everyone can say they have security.
The real security are the ones you never see unless you know what to look for.
Bubba talking to a TV crew will be on the bad side of the OODA loop, when his fantasy gunfight suddenly does not happen like he war gamed it in his head.
He won’t see the bad guy coming. He’s talking to the TV crew.
The bad guy MIGHT be the TV crew. The past has shown fake TV crews are great for concealing terrorists.
And Bubba will let them walk right up to him, because they gotta get their narcissistic air time.
So, whats the solution? I am glad you asked.
The MOST effective police crew for STOPPING bad guys, note I did not say arrest, was the NYPD Stakeout Squad. They didnt take many alive either.
You put your guys out of the public eye. Not in lawn chairs ordering take out. You put them in the parking lot across the street, concealed. Or in a vehicle far enough away to have a clear view but you aren’t giving away you are there.
Or the “homeless guy” who is just a little “too” clean, sitting in view but has a radio and doesn’t draw attention to himself.
Or a work truck with some road cones and a few guys in tshirts looking like a construction crew.
Or a Painter, in white coveralls on the roof. Gee, a superior position with clear fields of fire….What a concept, and the bad guys wont see a thing until everything goes horribly wrong, for them.
Absolute TV and counterintelligence proof until the bad guys are there. And if you do it right the local constabulary won’t notice you either.
So when the bad guys attack, instead of them shooting up unarmed targets, they get fire immediately and have to react to something they were very not ready for.
BUT, no one showing weapons or armor or trying to be psuedo-military
Take every advantage from them and make them the ones realizing their day has suddenly turned to shit, in front of god and everybody, literally
BUT, there won’t be TV cameras and there won’t be TV time for those doing it right. Its just hours of boredom and a sore back from sitting in the car or sidewalk watching. Totally thankless and selfless. Out of the eye of the public and most important the bad guys planning.
This will be won or lost with public opinion and creative counter terrorism tactics, by professional people who have funding and are willing to do it without the public eye or praise. Just men and women who can STFU and DO IT.
That is how you fight this kind of threat, not with Bubba lard ass in the lawn chair in front of the camera
Volunteer Security at Recruiting stations