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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“I’ll be interested to see if the Secret Service rolls into town with guns drawn on the citizenry like it did last week in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee.”

Did you actually witness this? If true, that is way too scary.

I worked very near the Oklahoma City Memorial years back when President Clinton visited. I never witnessed them openly showing weapons at ground level. What I did see were sniper teams up on the roofs of all buildings in the area. I watched the spotters looking around, but never saw a weapon pointed towards any crowds. Seemed a little heavy handed, but not unreasonable.


16 posted on 08/06/2009 9:36:43 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas; Virginia Ridgerunner; IowaHawk
Apparently the Secret Service started using the guys-hanging-out-of-the-back-of-the-SUV-with-guns during the Bush years (link). I believe this is called a counter-assault team.
17 posted on 08/06/2009 9:53:51 AM PDT by wideminded
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