I've changed my mind about American cities and towns owning heavy military vehicles like armored HUMVES and MRAPs. That's because I've come to believe that lawless civilians like those we watched plan and methodically launch the riots in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities across the country, are a growing menace to our freedoms. I also believe rioters share the same mindset (and pose the same threat) to national security and defense as street gangs, motorcycle gangs, drug traffickers, ethnic gangs, etc. They are all terrorists bent on killing people and destroying property. They are all determined to gain power at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

There are millions of these terrorists in country when you include unaligned common criminals. For example, The County and City of Los Angeles are the “gang capital” of the nation." The Federal Bureau of Investigation states: Some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today.

As someone who has followed the problem for two decades, I believe our country is in imminent danger of possibly catastrophic attack by China, Russia, Iran, and/or North Korea. America's home grown terrorists will be a significant addition to the problem.

Our nation's civil law enforcement will face the same enemy as our military. It will need this sort of equipment to overcome the enemy, especially at our borders. My only concern is to guarantee this heavy equipment, in vehicles and firearms, is never used against the law-abiding American citizen. This has already happened in a few instances.

So, to meet the threat head-on, our police forces must now have modern, military equipment.

If it happens that we the people begin to lose our freedom due to misuse of such equipment I believe a violent revolution will occur.

This all sounds like fiction to some folks but our enemies take these issues very seriously.


On a happier note, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!