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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by xstayfrostyx, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    I had to post this up.. if only for use of the phrase WAR WAGON!

    A Louisiana sheriff plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a "war wagon," as part of "Operation Exodus," a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest. "It's a calling," he says.

    'Operation Exodus': Louisiana Sheriff Taps Locals For Emergency Security Plan


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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Will they be issuing up armored hoverounds? Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :D
     
  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ???

    Protecting food from grocery stores? I didn't know that the grocery stores were likely to attack the local food supplies.
     
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  4. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    The U.S. Constitutions only reference to Law Enforcement is that "local problems will be addressed at local levels" and mandates that County Sherriffs will operate a jail. I bring this up because that Sherriff is utilizing his resources to address those issues he believes are important to his county. We can laugh at his volunteers but more sherriffs should be doing this or something like it. If 50% of all U.S. Counties were to have volunteer response teams similar to this, all the alphabet organizations would notice and it would have an impact.

    So let's stop poking fun at our fellow Americans who are stepping up and doing something to prevent a Haiti/Chillie in there county.

    SF-
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. I'm not as young or agile as I used to be, but I can still shoot straight and fast.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lighten up. I'd be one of the geezers at the grocery store with my AR. I might be sitting in a lawn chair, but I'd be there.
     
  7. CounterOfBeans

    CounterOfBeans northwest Active Member

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    Just curious. Which part of the U.S. Constitution makes the reference you're citing above? Which Article, Section, Clause?
     
  8. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    And thus the gathering of the minions commences!
     
  9. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Bean counter guy-

    Thank you. For years I have been under the assumption (I know, I know assumption) that it was defined in the Constitution, but I understood it wrong. I was a Law Enforcement major in college (used to be called WOSC now WOU) and the history of the U.S. Sheriff was explained correctly but I had understood it as defined Constitution but it was the courts through out the years that had defined the role of the Sheriff via the 10th Amendment.

    Thanks for making me do my home work and I stand corrected. I still support the Sheriff and his volunteers for what they are attempting to do.

    SF-

    Edit: I am going to leave the original post of my mistake so others can learn from it.
     
  10. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    This is the kind of thing I respect. :thumbup:

    I only have one suggestion: Add a footnote to the erroneous post so folks will know the mistake as soon as they read it.
     
  11. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    Funny, how time flies...........

    Here's a hook to Don Pendleton, and his Mack Bolan series,

    Back about 30-40 years ago.

    Phenomenally great paperback trash reading,

    No insult implied or expected.

    http://www.donpendleton.com/executionerwarwagon.htm

    Mind you, I'm not complaining.

    Just to give credit where credit is due.


    isher
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This is good stuff. I had the same misconception that you did, if it remains a misconception.

    Without having time to research, I seem to recall that famous maverick sheriff in Arizona basically telling the Feds to go jump in a lake. ??

    Anyone else recall that, or is my senility getting the best of me? Was it a different issue?

    SF, I do admire your humility. It's refreshing. I could take some lessons from you. LOL. :thumbup:

    Cliff