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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:45 PM

 

Could Concealed Carry Permit holders be our version of the Israeli Civil Guard? [View all]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Guard_%28Israel%29

The Civil Guard (Hebrew: משמר אזרחי, Mishmar Ezrahi), abbreviated in Hebrew as Mash'az (משא"ז is a volunteer organization of Israeli citizens which assists in daily police work. It is a subdivision of the Israel Police.

As of today, the Civil Guard is a division in the "Police and Community" branch of the Israel Police. The Civil Guard is managed and supported by the police which provide weapons, equipment, training and police officers who command local Civil Guard bases (each community has one or more Civil Guard bases). Although the Civil Guard is operated by the police, its manpower consists mainly of civilian volunteers. Members are trained to provide the initial response to a security situation until the police arrive. Most Civil Guard volunteers are armed with M1 Carbines and personal handguns (if the member has a civilian gun license). The Civil Guard is composed mainly of volunteers who do patrols (in car or on foot). They go through basic training and have limited police powers while on duty. They may apprehend a suspected person or make an arrest if necessary. Equipment generally consists of a fluorescent yellow police vest, flashlight, radio, firearm, handcuffs and whatever else may be required particular to the assignment. Equipment is returned at the end of the shift. Most volunteers manage about one shift a week (2 to 4+ hours), while the minimum requirement is 12 hours a month.


What if our CCW training was like this? Could these volunteers then guard our schools and other gun-free zones?

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