Ok folks - we are cruisin' into the hypothetical again!!
Just suppose your local LE has a monster problem - may be gang related - anything. Is it likely in this day and age (with everything so very PC) - that if push came to shove, they could or would draw us in to help - local level of course.
I know the word ''militia'' has less than good connotations these days but - heck, there is one much more than useful source of armed help in most districts .. us folks!
It does occasionally seem that in very high stress situations, even allowing for SWAT units being called upon - that I could see circumstances where calling in locals could help. We are after all - pretty much to the man I'd say - concerned with the protection and safety of our own neighborhood - at least on a personal level.
''Protect and serve'' - can only be spread so far.
Just musing! :wink: