This is a discussion on Now we know how the SS secures a room for an unannounced visit within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by El Fish So why do you think the SS doesn't trust people with guns around the VP? You know what's dumber than ...
“Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll
Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
What Sixto and Janq said.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
I was at Galaxy Aviation in Palm Beach International, waiting for my passengers. I didn't know then VP Cheney was coming and the govmnt uses the same FBO.
The SS swarmed the place, checked everybody, we were told to stay in place or leave with our car. One of my good buddies who had an office upstairs was itching to use his laser pointer on Cheney when he would walk in, told him BAD IDEA.
When my passengers came in, 4 lawyers going to Talahassee for a hearing, we were told we couldn't go to the airplane, we had to wait an hour or so; one of the lawyers tried to argue with the chief of the SS detail, to absolutely no avail; not happy
That was during President Bush time so I am not prejudiced, but I can tell you, your rights are "suspended" around the SS, legal or not, they don't give a hoot, really, they have the numbers and the firepower, you don't.
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
The Secret Service's approach is: We're in control and you can make an issue of it later.
Considering the importance of their job, no matter who is in office, and that none of us ever have to deal with it on a regular basis--if ever--I can deal with it. The alternative is no security and we know where that would lead.
As jfl presented, they give you an option: Stay and behave--or leave. Fairly simple.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
I remember when the SS entered the emergency room prior to Reagan being brought in after he was wounded. a person waiting in the ER said some people came in,said they are the Secret Service and to get out now. he said nobody moved, they pulled their weapons and said again, "Get out!", and people then got up and left.
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.