Monday, August 22, 2011

Military Raids Nevada Gun Store

Posse Comitatus?
Clearly that is dead in America.
The military is NOT supposed to be used as law enforcement even if it claims to be retrieving its own stolen items.
It was reported that the U.S. Air Force raided a local gun store in Las Vegas on Friday.
the Air Force Office of Special Investigations that led the raid.... "They went in there and did in fact find stolen air force military property that was stolen from Nellis Air Force Base," says Linda Card with the Air Force OSI.
It's unclear what "basic military property" really is. We went to the Citadel Gun and Safe store Saturday it was open for business, but they promptly told us, not open for comment. After questioning the store owner and raiding his home, authorities have turned their investigation to Nellis Air Force Base.
It has always been the case that if a crime is committed on US soil that there are many law enforcement agencies which do the job of investigating and apprehending the perpetrators. Having the military go in and raid a store like this pushes the envelope just a little more in totally obliterating the notion of Posse Comitatus. This is just the beginning of something that is not very good: Police States are not good at all... and it looks as if they are pushing the boundaries until the military is fully engaged in policing the population.

We should not, as a population, allow ourselves to accept this - or be de-sensitized to this.

Posse Comitatus is a very important law. Posse Comitatus is a U.S. law that prohibits the use of federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil unless approved by Congress. There was a specific and thoughtful reason as to why it was established.

As long as the military is allowed to conduct raids like this - we should be concerned.. because their involvement in other law enforcement areas will no doubt be expanded.

I don't think the U.S. Military should be used to "keep the peace" or diffuse protests or direct their efforts against U.S. dissident groups. I don't believe the U.S. Military should be involved in control of civil unrest. The U.S. Military is meant to protect us, not silence us.

Americans need to keep their eye on this one.