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Could you make every citizen in town a law enforcement offcer?

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    SC has a constable program. Citizens basically become deputized and volunteer when needed. There is training involved but it is not as extensive as academy. They have less power than a full officer. They teach the classes at local community colleges. A constable is required to work at least 8 hours a month if I recall correctly. I believe you could make the OP's situation work if setup with something like SC's constabel program. You would need to allow some exceptions and prohibit others, but you could have a decently large part of the population deputized effectively.


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    I encourage all law biding, legal and of age Citizen's to be lawful and educated weapon owners, but I see a plan as this one ripe with confusion, corruption and authority abuse. IMO.

    There is the concept of "Citizen's Arrest". It involves getting actual LEO involved, but that is a good thing. I could go on, but I am sure everyone can see the inherit flaws in this idea.

    Just think if you had a large segment of the town that were like the infamous "Gecko 45?" character.
    That would be a real mess.
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    Not likely because an agency that owns NFA items doesn't delegate that ability to its agents. Even if a town was fully deputized, all NFA items would remain property of the agency and be subject to all relevant laws and regulations.

    In Minnesota it couldn't happen because all LEOs have to be POST-certified, which means a law enforcement degree + test.
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    I don't want to be thought of as hijacking the thread but the Constitution refers to a well organized milita being able to keep and bear arms. Even the anti's don't dispute the meaning of these words. Couldn't ""militias" on the order of the national guard or the Boy Scouts, made up of law abiding citizens who would otherwise be granted a CC permit, be allowed to carry in the event the new SC goes against us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    I don't want to be thought of as hijacking the thread but the Constitution refers to a well organized milita being able to keep and bear arms. Even the anti's don't dispute the meaning of these words. Couldn't ""militias" on the order of the national guard or the Boy Scouts, made up of law abiding citizens who would otherwise be granted a CC permit, be allowed to carry in the event the new SC goes against us?
    Research FL militia laws:

    870.06 - - 2012 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate

    790.29 - - 2012 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate

    It's a tricky area to dive in to.
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    I'm trying to remember which sheriff or police chief after September 11th deputized the Conceal Carry permitees, but it has been done. Ltc. Grossman Retired brought it up at the last seminar he gave here. Still think?


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