USA –-(Ammoland.com)- A training program for civilian police by the United States Marine Corps has caused concern among liberty activist/Second Amendment-supporting bloggers, resulting in a call to demand accountability from the Marines and from Congressional representatives, Western Rifle Shooters Association blog alerted its readers yesterday.
Responding to a report last week by WNCT CBS 9 News in Greenville, NC, titled “Marines, civilian police officers conduct urban training exercise,” WRSA linked its readers to The Arctic Patriot blog, where “a veteran with over eight years of prior service in the US Army” expressed his concerns and asked, “As a civilian rifleman, being a part of the United States’ Constitutional Militia, when can I and my other countrymen expect an invitation to train alongside US Marines?”
“I suggest that as many folks as possible send similar messages to the following email addresses and phone numbers,” WRSA advocated, providing contacts including [email protected], [email protected], and (910) 451-7435.
To that end, Gun Rights Examiner sent the email posted in the slideshow accompanying this report expanding on concerns expressed in a Tuesday post on The War on Guns blog, and is sending out a letter to political representatives in this afternoon’s mail asserting “The militarization of police forces ought to concern every liberty-minded American regardless of political affiliation.”
Whether readers follow suit or, through their silence, imply consent for such maneuvers with no validation of oversight and accountability, remains to be seen.
About David Codrea
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.