This is a discussion on Secret Service question within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Another good book that explains a lot is "Standing Next to History." It was written by one of Reagan's team leaders....
Another good book that explains a lot is "Standing Next to History." It was written by one of Reagan's team leaders.
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
A gun in the hand is a million times more valuable than a cop on the phone!
FL Concealed Weapon or Firearm Program
The USSS protects foreign heads of state, only. The Diplomatic Security Service protects just about every other foreign dignitary (including royals, the Dali Lama, etc) while they are on US soil, as well as protecting almost all US dignitaries when they are overseas. That said, there is usually an agreement to allow some sort of protection from the VIP's "normal" protective staff.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
In all seriousness, DS works some hard details. A lot of their protectees are much hated, high risk folks. Hats off to them...
"Skin that smokewagon!".
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!