DEALING WITH AND PREPPING FOR MARTIAL LAW
There has been a great deal on social media the last couple of days about parts, if not all of the United States seeing martial law implemented before January 20th.
None of us can see around corners and only time will tell if the chatter is right the question is, should it occur what’s the best way to deal with it?
The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for FY 2016 was 1,301,300 people, with an additional 811,000 people in the seven reserve components. (source) This is the total of ALL members of the armed forces and includes 338,000 personnel serving outside of the Contiguous United States. That leaves about 960,000 plus the 811,000 reservists.
Add to that the 1.4 million members of the National Guard giving a final figure of just over 3.1m people the government can call up to implement martial law.
There is no way of knowing how many of these people are Oath Keepers and would therefore not obey orders to impose martial law on citizens of the United States. Police officers, first responders, firefighters and search and rescue operatives are also involved in the Oath Keepers movement.
So, let’s say for a moment that New York City was placed under martial law tomorrow. New York City as of March this year has a population of 8.5m people. Even adding in the 34,000 officers currently employed by NYPD to help them out it would take a hell of a lot of personnel to oversee the inhabitants of New York, and that’s if they were all upstanding citizens that behaved themselves, which of course they wouldn’t be otherwise it’s unlikely martial law would have been implemented in the first place!
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