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Candidate Security How Does This Work?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    Sarah Palin gave a speech in Colorado Springs Monday. Sunday night she did a little photo-op thing where she took her daughter to get some ice cream here in the Springs, kind of a get out and meet the people thing.

    Given open carry is legal here and Co. is a shall issue state, there's a good chance that somebody beside her security detail was packing in that store.

    So how does that work? If I'm in the store minding my own business W/ (obviously) no prior knowldge that they were coming, and (for the purpose of this discussion) I'm O.C.ing what happens when I walk out of the john or stand up from my table and the S.S. sees that I'm heeled?

    Side note given that it was Sarah Palin I wouldn't be surprised if she had a CCW herself. She would probably be like " Day-um that's a nice lookin' CZ you got bud, vote for me." Of course, that assumes she'd have time to say it before I got dogpiled
     
  2. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I think you would be remiss to assume they simply show up to these sort of things on a whim.

    You can be reasonably certain you aren't just going to be sitting there with a gun or coming out of the john when she is actually there.
     
  3. BayouBocephus

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    I agree with the above. I think that they would first do a sweep of the area long before she arrived
     
  4. Treo

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    So they do a sweep, O.C. is legal her, so is eating ice cream. Regardless of who the dignitary is I lose right to free acess to a public facility? Remember I've broken no laws and created no disturbance, I don't imagine they shut down the restaruant an hour prior ( I'd be totally pissed if I was the owner) so what do they do walk in and pat down every customer in the store? I'm begining to see that this could be a real logistics nightmare.

    If they didn't walk in and pat everyone down ( I would think a random ice cream shop would be pretty safe) it's conceivable that they could run into a perfect storm of some body sitting in there W/ the family while packing. Although, I will grant it would be a long shot.

    ETA I will agree that it was very likely staged given her hotel was cleeeeeeeaaaar across town from the ice cream shop. Which just happened to be on the main drag.
     
  5. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Help, help, I'm being repressed! :)


    That's exactly what they do. The owners are usually glad to have the publicity and even if they aren't, they are compensated from campaign funds, usually enough to make it worth shutting down for several hours.

    This sort of thing is entirely staged by her handlers. From the selection of which ice cream shop to the patrons who just happen to be in the store and likely even the flavors of ice cream they have available, every bit of it is choreographed.
     
  6. Treo

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    That sucks
     
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    And she is the Governor of Alaska, she doesn't need a permit to CC.

    And don't worry Treo, I'm sure they already have you on their watch list.:what:
    :neener::evil:
     
  8. ilbob

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    Politicians stage everything that happens in public view. The clothes they wear, the things they say, where they go, everything.

    I can bet you BHO is probably pissed at Joe the Plumber getting through the screening process. The handlers are supposed to make sure the people he talks to off the cuff are friendly and well briefed on what to say.
     
  9. wep45

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    I lose right to free acess

    right....what right??:confused: you may enjoy some temporary privileges from time to time.........just don't get on the bad side of big brother:evil:
     
  10. Fish Miner

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    Why would BHO be upset with Joe the Plumber? That blew up in Mcains face-

    As for Security- you can see her detail working in the back ground- doing their job- America isn't so brainwashed and controlled that real events don't happen at the political events. HAve some faith in the AMerican process- good lord evryone thinks the end of the world is coming every four years, and you know what? this site and many others will still be here Nov 5th, we can still enjoy our sport and protect ourselves and our family, its just the president not the second coming of Jesus.
     
  11. Treo

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    Dude, you don't even know. See my thread in legal ( inspired by your quote above)
     
  12. Speedo66

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    Ask the guy who was arrested with a rifle because he happened to be in the same hotel as Nancy Pelosi a few months ago.
     
  13. TAB

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    Nat'l security always thrumps rights... always has, always will.
     
  14. Jim K

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    "its just the president not the second coming of Jesus"

    Well, some of Sen. Obama's supporters have called him "the Second Son of God", "the Messiah", and "the Fourth Prophet." Can you spell "over the top adoration"?

    One interesting story was the incident when Buchanan was running several years ago. He decided he wanted to go to a gun show. The woman in charge of his security detail OK'd it, thinking of a small room with a couple of guns.

    They get inside and this is a 2000 table show, so there are probably at least 20,000 guns in the place, not to mention thousands of knives and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo.

    The woman goes nutty. She can't possibly seize all those guns, and she can't get the candidate out of there without creating a political problem.

    So, observing the signs on sticks that the campaign had passed out in advance, she decided to confiscate - the sticks. Potential weapons that could be dangerous to the candidate. Isn't it wonderful to be protected?

    Jim
     
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    Gentlemen...Alaska doesn't have or issue CCW permits...Everybody carries as the wish...As it should be everywhere...
     
  16. redneckrepairs

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    Look folks like it or not in this day and age Security folk such as the SS is rightfully concerned about anyone armed around ANY canadate . Now honestly with most of the members of this forum the concern is mis plased in a couple of areas , however they will do what they can to foil the average idiot who would shoot from up close , and with a pistol . I wont speak to what i know of security , but i will say that in any endever to protect folks you cannot discount the idiot with a pistol or a butter knife ( both have equal chance of success LOL) . When a " protected person " visits a business it does not allways involve vetting all the persons there , it does however involve a period of time when the advance security scopes out the patrons , and then gives the go ahead . Before you see a canadate you will have 4 to 6 of the detail around you . If they see you are carrying well the " unseduled " stop is likely not to happen . Or conversly you may have a real private conversation whereby you either disarm, be detained , or leave , your choice . The choice to hit the venue or not is pretty much left up to the canadate , the choice of disarming citizens is not . That is strictly left to the good folks who are responsible for the safety of all of our polititions nowadays . They tend to error on the side of safety , and if i should understand that a politition no matter it be obama , mccain , biden , palin , ect ... was coming to a business i wold agree to leave rather than disarm and then get to hell out of there . I really dont care to meet any of them anyway lol .
     
  17. TAB

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    You know I highly doubt they would give you a chance to leave... its either disarmed or detained.( assuming they are bring the protecte in )


    Think about it for a second... you just gave the heads up to some one you know is armed that a target will be coming by very shortly. Now I'm not a SS agent, nor am I a professional body guard, but with my exp in the USCG as well as other "self defence" classes. There is no way in hell I would take the chance.
     
  18. RPCVYemen

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    I will ask my brother-in-law about security next time I see him. He owns a restaurant in Iowa that's been pretty popular with Democratic candidates. I know Obama stopped by there during the primary, and he talked to my brother-in-law for some time. I think my brother-in-law said that Obama came back to the kitchen and they talked there. Plenty of very sharp knives around - not sure what security would think of that.

    It's not altogether clear to me how/when candidates get Secret Service protection. I know that candidates do get protection at some point in the campaign - maybe after becoming the party's nominee?

    I wonder if Obama got earlier protection this year since he's probably at more risk of being assassinated.

    Given my brother-in-law's style of restaurant and politics, I doubt that anyone in the restaurant needed to be disarmed.

    Mike
     
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    Actually, I think they do issue them, just so you can carry in certain other states that honor Alaska's permit.
     
  20. redneckrepairs

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    In my ( swing ) state at least your mistaken lol . You will have the chance to leave , or disarm and stay , your choice . either way you will be run so as to have both your wanted status and your criminal history up front ( if any ) .
     
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    I guess I answered my own question.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secret_Service

    And here is how it's going in this election cycle:

    http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/Secret_Service_Sullivan_2/2008/08/19/123522.html

    Mike
     
  22. Treo

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    I might even consider disarming I think the experience would be worth it.
    [FLAME SUIT ON ]
     
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    I might even consider disarming if I thought it would make them go away! :neener:
     
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    when bush the elder was in power he used to hit a lil tex mex place in bethesda once in a while. they scoped it out and he got a lil private dining room but they didn't vet staff or poatrons. nor did they close down.

    the secret service is intense and they move real fast. not to be screwed with. i worked 7 years at the mayfloer in dc we saw them a lot
     
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    Secret Service clears the store and its perimeter. Her life is more important than yours. Also, she's carrying the Secret Service. So, it doesn't matter if she's carrying a gun on herself. She's not your peer until you're carrying the Secret Service also.
     
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