ARNG Guardsmen Teams “Patrolling” Minus Rifles!?

By John Farnam

Military Presence At Penn Central Station
Military Presence At Penn Central Station without Rifles..?
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Video of military presence at Penn Central Station in NYC (in the aftermath of the Brussels bombings) reveals NY ARNG guardsmen teams “patrolling,” while unarmed!

I saw at least one Guardsman who had what appeared to be a holster attached to his right thigh. I could not determine if it contained a pistol or not. On the off-chance that it did, I’m confident there was no magazine inserted, and no ammunition on the Guardsman himself, nor anywhere close. (Update; newer video below shows they are armed with handguns, ammunition status unknown.)

There is no way NY’s sleazy leftist politicians will ever trust these men with real guns!

When unarmed NY ARNG personnel are thus being “deployed,” then the AG, if he were personally honorable, would resign in protest, immediately!

Imagine what our fanatical enemies are thinking right now, as they watch camouflage-clad NY ARNG guardsmen not bearing arms while on “patrol” in NYC. I can almost hear their derisive laughter!

I don’t like to have to keep saying it, but, despite all the empurpled speeches and phoney tough talk, as a nation we’re obviously still not serious about this advancing Islamic threat!

It is painfully obvious that monthly murderous attacks by Islamic terrorists upon Western interests, symbols, and citizens are now the “new normal,” and our own leftist politicians have tacitly accepted it. They cynically calculate they’ll come out on top in any event.

While incessantly defending Islam and Islamics, leftists never have anything good to say about Christians and Jews, nor is there ever any concern about protecting them!

Like leftists everywhere, they instantly label their critics as some kind of “….. phobe,” indeed regarding all honest inquiry as gravely inappropriate as if it were made of a deity!

Accordingly, depending upon leftist/liberals for protection, particularly when you’re a non-Moslem, represents foolish, naive, and dangerous self-deception, a fact we are seeing lethally confirmed every few weeks. They have spared no expense in protecting themselves (nor do they obey their own gun laws). By contrast, we are obviously expendable!

My advice as always:

Keep your head up Prepare Go armed Confront reality honestly and courageously “Listen between the lines” to all political speeches

“Historians of the future, when they look back on our times, will be baffled when trying to understand how Western Civilization welcomed vast numbers of people elementally hostile to fundamental Western values, people who had been taught from birth that they have a right to murder all who do not share their beliefs.” ~ Thomas Sowell


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I can’t imagine the National Guard not having learned their lesson from the L.A. riots. They sent the NG to LA with no bullets and once the NG got there, they said they weren’t going out there with no ability to protect themselves. Smart move on their part.


They do appear to be armed with handguns. its a challenge to see them well due to the black handgun in a black holster thing, but the big give away is the lanyard, more commonly known in the Army as a “dummy cord” running from the pistol to the soldier.
Keep in mind, we have no idea what kind of unit these guardsmen come from. One thing I did notice was that while the Air Force doesn’t do it, I didn’t see a single combat patch in the group of Army Guardsmen.


Reminds me of when they put the military on the mexican border in a show of “strengthening the border” almost a decade ago. Yea, they were unarmed too.


It’s like the TV ad where the bank is getting held up and the guard tells the scared patrons he’s just a ‘security observer’ or some such nonsense.


So what’s new? After 9/11 they were “patrolling” Newark Airport with unloaded M16’s.


Grand Central Station …
Not Penn Station.


What would you expect from NY ? No handguns,no long guns,no nothing except their presence ? If they encountered a terrorist situation they could always throw love and kisses I guess ! What a sh*thole ! They can ‘speak freely’ too or they would refuse to be interviewed at all !

HMLA-167 Warrior

I can clearly see the pistol in the holster with the lanyard attached. I can also see the magazine in place. Why don’t you, with the understanding that these guys and gals cannot speak frankly with you on camera, just turn it off and ask one of them if they are allowed to carry ammunition in their weapons or on their person? At least TRY to be a journalist and not just a PITA videographer.