More Shoot Houses and CQB: That’ll Do the Trick!

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 4 days ago


To face a better-armed populace, U.S. Marshals agents have upgraded their tactics and training, Silverman said. That includes building more “shoot houses,” simulated homes and businesses where agents learn to subdue and apprehend suspects in close quarters, and more tactical training officers – elite, highly trained officers – joining groups serving warrants.


More shoot houses and training in CQB.

It’s like a heroin addict who thinks that the solution to withdrawal is to inject more poison into his blood.

I have a better idea. Teach them to think. Like position a camera near enough to the house to know when the perp leaves to go get gas or go to the grocery store, and jump him when he gets out of the car.

Or even this idea: the average IQ of cops is just slightly above average in the U.S. That average includes everyone, if you get my drift.

Hire smarter people.

And just stop doing raids. Just say no.


  1. On May 3, 2024 at 6:57 am, Alex said:

    “To face a better-armed populace…”

    What that means is that they think they are your betters, and expect you to submit to them.

    The problem is much much deeper than just their tactics.

  2. On May 3, 2024 at 6:59 am, Joe Blow said:

    You’re not wrong, but the story is very telling.
    This is the paradigm of our entire fed/gov, AND it’s employee’s.
    They exist for them, we exist for them, everything everywhere is about them having more power and control. Everything.

    Revolt is inevitable. It’s not that the people want it, it’s that the government is creating it. That’s the sad part. If they’d step back and stop acting like communist tyrants, we wouldn’t be stocking up on rope and ammo and downloading plans on how to build a gallows.

    But they won’t… They’re going to double down, even more than they’ve doubled down thus far.

    In defense of these people, they have no other choice! They have committed treason, or possibly worse (looking at you Epstein…), and will HANG FOR THEIR CRIMES IF CAUGHT. So they will do anything, including commit more crimes, to avoid being caught. Either they die at a ripe old age in a water front cottage on Martha’s Vinyard, or in a prison cell/gallows. Faced with the same choice, what would you do?

  3. On May 3, 2024 at 7:09 am, Alex said:

    I forgot to add:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. There are no exceptions for black or olive drab costumes, shiny badges, or gang tattoos. There is a difference between living by the sword, and knowing how to use the sword. Today’s enforcers live by the sword, which will have consequences for them both in this life and in the next life.

  4. On May 3, 2024 at 8:46 am, Grunt said:

    Look into the training your municipality is paying your cops to go to, as $699/day called Street Cop. Very telling as well as disgusting. Ran by a cop that was fired for being a typical cop.

  5. On May 3, 2024 at 9:54 am, ragman said:

    These traitors will rue the day when they engage with Americans that are well versed in tactics and possess the proper sporting equipment to take care of these criminals.

  6. On May 3, 2024 at 10:49 am, Bones said:

    More adult supervision.

  7. On May 3, 2024 at 11:23 am, Herschel Smith said:


    Based on what I’m hearing, I think it’s the adult supervision that’s the problem. The guys on the ground didn’t want to do this. The higher echelon wanted to.

    I probably can’t say more.

    But remember, this was covered all over the world, at just the right time for SCOTUS to hear the frame and receiver case, self-made firearms, and potential AWB cases out of Maryland and Illionois.

    What good timing, yes?

  8. On May 3, 2024 at 12:40 pm, Drake said:

    Come on, where is the fun in that?

    Agents follow David Koresh around downtown Waco during his regular grocery shopping trips. Could have picked up at any point on his way there or back. But they decided using a tank and tear gas on kids was more fun.

  9. On May 3, 2024 at 12:43 pm, Drake said:

    Having trained with SWAT guys while I was in the military, some of the teams are very good at room clearing. What they are not good at is fighting outdoors and shooting at longer distances like infantrymen. Just sayin.

  10. On May 3, 2024 at 1:38 pm, X said:

    Face it, people, you are the enemy of the government. It is an imperial government and you are a subject. The dumbest possible thing ever is for ‘Muricans to think that the “ragheads” are the enemy. The government doesn’t regard you any differently than haji. Kabul, Fallujah, Belgrade, Gaza City, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, LA… to them, there’s no difference.

    That’s why cops “need” MRAPs and Kevlar and drones and Stingrays from the DOD. That’s why the scumbag Mike Johnson voted to reauthorize warrantless spying on you. That’s why they’re so hell-bent on banning semi-autos and 30-rd mags.

  11. On May 3, 2024 at 3:57 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ X

    Re: “That’s why cops “need” MRAPs and Kevlar and drones and Stingrays from the DOD. That’s why the scumbag Mike Johnson voted to reauthorize warrantless spying on you. That’s why they’re so hell-bent on banning semi-autos and 30-rd mags.”

    Civil liberties advocate and attorney John Whitehead and his wife, Natasha, have spent years sounding the alarm about the militarization of the nation’s police forces, and what it portends for our country. “The Rise of the Warrior Cop,” is the oft-used phrase.

    The Founders warned us about the danger of standing armies. They did not just mean ‘his majesty’s redcoats,’ but any sort of domestic equivalent. The people of any free nation are as much at risk from internal tyrants and tyranny as they are at risk of subjugation by an outside invader. If the work of the late Dr. R.J. Rummel is at all valid – then the risk is greater from within than from without.

    The late Dr. Rummel spent his career as a political scientist studying mass murder, democide and genocide. His many important findings appear in his books “Death by Government,” and others. Amongst some of the most-important conclusions were the following…

    First, statistically-speaking, an individual is at greater risk of an untimely and/or violent death at the hands of his own government gone rogue than at the hands of any foreign invading army.

    In the 20th century alone, millions of people, soldier and civilian alike, perished as a result of wars, but this number was dwarfed by those who were liquidated in various ways by their own governments. The communist governments of Mao’s China and Stalin’s Russia were particularly blood-thirsty, between them accounting for the better part of one-hundred million deaths, followed by other regimes, i.e., National Socialist Germany, fascist Italy, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, and so on.

    Second, governments intending to do harm or otherwise repress a given population almost always disarm them first, or at least attempt to do so. In bygone ages, that meant swords, spears and similar weapons being prohibited; in the modern world, that has meant restrictions and bans on firearms ownership/use.

    Third, Rummel also noted that genocides and mass murders follow a somewhat predictable series of steps or pattern as they unfold. One of these steps is the singling-out and stigmatization (labeling) of the allegedly trouble-making population as the source of society’s ills, i.e., this is also called scapegoating.

    When Stalin wanted to eliminate the kulaks, the party stigmatized them and scapegoated them for every ill, whether real or perceived, then occurring in the USSR. During the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China, certain classes or categories of people were singled-out and identified as enemies of the party and the revolution, and so on.

    This labeling and stigmatization is a form of dehumanization, which is intended to desensitize the majority against persecution of the targeted minority. And after all, if one’s enemies are not even human, but sub-human, then getting rid of them becomes that much easier.

    Today, we see the same thing happening in the U.S. under a series of communist rulers, beginning with Clinton, and continuing with Obama and Biden. Certain segments of the population being stigmatized and scapegoated unjustly. These methods, which are a form of psychological warfare, are cognitive battle-space preparation for the foot soldiers of the communists, a form of giving-permission-in-advance to them to go forth and do things on behalf of the regime when the time comes.

    In Hitler’s Germany different classes of Untermenschen (“Undermen”) were required to wear a mark of some kind. For homosexuals, it was a pink triangle; for Jews, a yellow Star of David, and so on. Their homes and businesses were also labeled likewise. That way, then the “Kristallnacht” ~ “The Night of Broken Glass” ~ took place on November 9-10, 1938, the identifying marks made it easy for the rampaging mobs to target the enemies of the regime.

    There are those around who still believe it is 1960 or even 1980, and that we still live in a nation governed under the rule of law, but if the government still believed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, how would they explain the existence of political prisoners being held in this country, indefinitely and in defiance of their rights as Americans?

    This and many other troubling signs portend a dark future for us, unless many more people awaken from their slumber and arise in defense of our republic and birth-right.

  12. On May 4, 2024 at 6:59 pm, Latigo Morgan said:

    If the police insist on behaving as an army of occupation, they should not be surprised when the citizenry plays their part.

  13. On May 9, 2024 at 6:44 pm, Carroll said:

    Looking at some recent shootouts where cops were killed and injured, the purps were felons in pocession of a firearm and as such knew they were headed back to jail. What if felons didn’t lose their 2A rights? The Constitution hasn’t been ammended to change the 2A to exclude felons. In the recent case in Charlotte the raid was to make an arrest for felon in pocession of a firearm – 4 LEO’s + purp died. Eliminate the law and maybe some of these shootouts wouldn’t happen?

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