Originally Posted by jettio
I don't think you should have National guard troops acting as theft preventors without a declaration of martial law.
To me, it seems unreasonable to ask a soldier to patrol theft-prone areas when they can't arrest people and they sure have no business shooting bullets at thieves.
It is possible that a thief may have a gun, and it would not be fair to a soldier to send him out with instructions to be a prop with an assault rifle that he can not use, especially when their training is based on combat rules of engagement and not police arrest and police use of force policies.
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