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Police carrying rifles patrol Capitol; government warns industry about terror threat
Associated Press ^ | 2-13-03 | CURT ANDERSON

Posted on 02/13/2003 12:56:29 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) --  Police carrying semiautomatic rifles patrolled the grounds of the Capitol on Thursday, and the government warned key industries and utilities to beware of employees who might have been planted by al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.

The security measures were the latest to emerge since the nation went on high alert for possible terrorist attacks last week. The orange level is the second-highest in a five-point, color-coded scale that would be topped only by a red alert that meant an attack was imminent or under way.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: guns; orangealert
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Police carrying guns? How odd ... /sarcasm
1 posted on 02/13/2003 12:56:29 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Police carrying semiautomatic rifles patrolled the grounds of the Capitol on Thursday,

But ... but ... but ... representatives of the DC government told us that guns were NEVER the answer to anthing. What gives?

2 posted on 02/13/2003 12:58:54 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: BillinDenver
Seeing them walk around with machine guns like the Mexican Federales isn't.

It's morning in America [/sarcasm]

4 posted on 02/13/2003 1:10:03 PM PST by Orangedog (Accept No Substitutes)
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To: dirtboy
I can hear the DC mayor saying "those police will just shoot themselves or some family member"...
5 posted on 02/13/2003 1:15:48 PM PST by Sender (-A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -WOPR-)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I guarantee they ain't "semi-automatic".
7 posted on 02/13/2003 1:28:59 PM PST by Archangelsk (You're no good to me if you're dead.)
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I guarantee they ain't "semi-automatic".

Probably not. But do they have ammunition?

8 posted on 02/13/2003 1:32:43 PM PST by GingisK
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To: BillinDenver
. Seeing them walk around with machine guns like the Mexican Federales isn't.

I still remember my shock of seeing pickup loads of well armed Federales when I stepped off a cruise ship on the Mexican coast 20 years ago.

9 posted on 02/13/2003 1:34:12 PM PST by tubebender (?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Industry officials should check out their employees in an effort to root out any terrorists who may have been working there for years, waiting for the signal to strike.

*gasp* Profile???

10 posted on 02/13/2003 1:35:37 PM PST by flutters
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To: BillinDenver
If the cops has upgraded to full autos, can the civilian public upgrade their mace canisters to a .38 snubby?
11 posted on 02/13/2003 1:37:16 PM PST by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Dead Corpse
Aren't guns illegal in DC?????
12 posted on 02/13/2003 1:40:04 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A friend of mine just said he is carring his duct tape in his car. Says he will duct tape himself in it and drive away. Ha! I think this is a lot of hoopla put out by Saddams friends to take the heat off him. Scare the public so they will turn on Bush.
13 posted on 02/13/2003 1:40:37 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dirtboy
What gives?

The caste system is alive and well, you bloody peasant! (/sarcasm and a :) so you get the idea)

15 posted on 02/13/2003 1:48:11 PM PST by adx (Will produce tag lines for beer)
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and gas masks. I asked if I too got a gas mask. No. I guess they'll carry out our bodies.
16 posted on 02/13/2003 1:51:33 PM PST by satan
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To: dalebert
Tell him to duct tape himself into the car, then...try to to get into the car...then, turn on the A/C because it will be damn hot all sealed up in there!
17 posted on 02/13/2003 1:53:34 PM PST by Paul L. Hepperla (e i e i oh!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mhking; Miss Marple; hchutch
Nobody can't tell me something is not up!

Darn I am getting a little tired of this ....go about your normal business crap...I wish they would just tell us what they know......

And let us deal with it...instead of treating the public like 5 year olds..

18 posted on 02/13/2003 1:59:23 PM PST by Dog
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To: Jerrybob
My point exactly. Why should the serfs not be able to upgrade their pitiful self-defense hardware if the cops are?
19 posted on 02/13/2003 2:08:06 PM PST by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: dalebert
A friend of mine just said he is carring his duct tape in his car. Says he will duct tape himself in it and drive away.

If he does seal himself in well enough to be effective I hope he doesn't hit a red light or traffic jam. He'll suffocate while waiting. He's probably got about 3 or 4 coffin's worth of air in there.

20 posted on 02/13/2003 2:28:40 PM PST by templar
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