Edit: the link won't work.
Yes, of course I have a point. The point is a human life is more important than a stereo, even that of a thief.
Yes, I understand that you and the Taliban don't agree with that, but I'm fairly certain that the law is on my side here in the USA.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r190_14.pdf and http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR...atp3_39x33.pdf , I was unable to find anything specific to automatic fire. However, the overarching theme of the use-of-force doctrine is deploying lethal force only in self defense or to prevent the certain loss of a critical asset. Civilians are never to be attacked with lethal force, as they can be with non-lethal weapons to, say, disperse a crowd or deny entry into a broad open area (offensive use of teargas to clear streets, for example, is perfectly acceptable). Additionally, throughout both documents the insistence of involving JAG in creating any use-of-force matrix, with ongoing incident review with JAG, is persistent. A JAG order to disable select-fire is consistent with the defensive theme since select-fire and certainly full-auto fire are primarily offensive tools used to attack and kill the enemy, not merely self-defense.
Last edited by Jerry; 09-05-14 at 07:48 PM.
Please know your law. A few thoughts from this soldier....
~Posse Comitatus only ever applied to Title-10 USC Federal Armed Forces. National Guard assisting police in civil disturbances are activated under Title-32 USC and are "state employees", not Federal "Armed Forces", and thus Posse Comitatus does not apply.
~Soldiers are only allowed to use lethal force strictly in self defense, or if the certain loss of a critical asset is imminent. We soldiers are never, ever authorized to attack civilians with machine-guns. An order to spray down civilians is an unlawful order and both the soldier giving the order and the solder pulling the trigger will go to prison.
~Civilian law enforcement remains in control of National Guard assets at all times. Any decision to place snipers was approved by the local police, who likely have their own SWAT snipers deployed already.
~At all times and in all things, the least amount of force required is all that is authorized. A riot scenario has to escalate well beyond what teargas and batons can control for snipers to start shooting instigators.
~We are not mindless robots. We are people too. We have children and families and jobs just like everyone else.
And it is your opinion that human life is more important than a stereo, even that of a thief.
I didnt say I disagreed with it....I didnt give my opinion...I explained the law.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?