Proposal to call out National Guard in Chicago
Governor Blogo ..Bladjo... Anyway, the governor of Illinois proclaims Chicago crime is out of control and proposes to call out the National Guard.
Good thing Chicago's handgun ban is working! If not for that, they'd have to call out 101st Airborne to enforce the laws.
Hat tip to reader Cory...
Don't feel bad - no one can spell OR pronounce the Guv's name.
Posted by: Tom in Seattle at July 17, 2008 10:50 AM
"Listen to the radio, Talkin' 'bout the last show.
Someone got excited, Had to call the State Militia...."
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at July 17, 2008 11:15 AM
So, when I ride downtown on the Metra train with my AR as part of the militia being called out, will I have to keep my magazines separately cased?
Can I load 'em up, or do I have to stop at ten apiece because of the "assault ammunition" ordinance which prohibits eleven-plus? (That's not made up!)
Hope not too many guys bring BBQ guns. I'd hate having to attack with a bunch of showoffs with those pimpy-lookin' nickle-plate guns.
It'd be the first time I ever felt like complying with one of Blago's edicts. Citizenship might feel good!
Maybe we'll report with name,rank, and cell phone number. That way we can be manuevered around the city in our formations via AT&T and Verizon.
Really, there's so many jokes available here there's no way to stop...
Posted by: WP Zeller at July 17, 2008 01:27 PM
Posted by: AntiCitizenOne at July 17, 2008 10:42 PM
Nope, that only applies to Federal troops. The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.
The National Guard of a state can be deployed within the same state by order of the governor of that state, except for those units that have been activated by the Federal government.
It's a bad decision for Blagojevich to make, but it is his to make.
Posted by: Anonymous at July 18, 2008 01:36 AM
I thought Posse Comitatus was repealed as part of the original Patriot Act and related legislation back in 2002. Is it still in effect?
Posted by: Jim D. at July 18, 2008 09:58 AM
Posse Commitatus was changed, but not repealed. Although from what I can understand (the US Code is not fun), the changes have been repealed.
Posted by: Anonymous at July 18, 2008 10:54 AM
I apologize for distracting the thread, but I found this link on Posse Comitatus and want to post it FYI:
HR5122 also known as the John Warner Defense Authorization Act was signed by the president on Oct 17, 2006 John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 1076 Text of Hr5122 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies". Removing the legalese from the text, and combining multiple sentences, it provides that: The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. The actual text is on page 322-323 of the legislation. As of 2008, these changes were repealed, changing the text of the law back to the original 1807 wording, under Public Law 110-181 (H.R. 4986)
Posted by: Jim D. at July 18, 2008 11:25 AM
Remind anyone of Batman?
Posted by: J at July 21, 2008 07:36 AM