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As tensions rise in the post-election uncertainty of who will be America’s next president, concerns over organized violence are also on the increase. Polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans are mostly worried about violence from the Left, though some could also come from the Right.

And now lax security protocols at a California National Guard armory has allowed possible rioters access to military riot gear.

As I have written, the Left has been preparing for protests and even “direct action” if President Trump is re-elected or contests the results, as he is now doing. Amidst all this, local officials in California outside of Los Angeles, are investigating the theft of military police riot gear from the National Guard Armory in Ontario on Tuesday.

The LA Times reported that “The Ontario Police Department was notified of the alleged burglary just after 4 p.m.”

A police spokesman said they don’t know exactly when the break-in occurred, but that the suspect or suspects broke through a chain-link fence and into a locked storage container, noted The Times. While they stole shin guards, riot shields, batons, a megaphone and face shields, the spokesman said no ammunition or firearms were taken.

According to the LA Times, the police spokesman added that officials didn’t know whether the break-in was linked to election protests happening across the state.

“It’s obviously such a weird time for this stuff, but we don’t have any further information at this time,” he said.

“Weird”? I can safely guess that – of course, it has to do with the election protests, and rioting. And most likely California law enforcement will be seeing violent leftist rioters wearing the gear soon at a riot near them.

State authorities, and maybe federal law enforcement should look into this theft, and also take concerted efforts to protect National Guard armories throughout the state and country. This theft is simply unacceptable in today’s security environment.

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Jonathan Shirer
Jonathan Shirer
1 year ago

They didn’t steal firearms, because guns would require a background check. As we all know, background checks keep guns out of the hands of people with criminal intent.

BrewDubbs
BrewDubbs
1 year ago

I could only give you +1 for this…. Had me rolling! You are absolutely correct. They knew better… “Hey Bill, look at all the guns!” said Tom… Bill replied, “We have to leave them alone. We do not have background checks completed.”

Cynthia Cuomo
Cynthia Cuomo
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Lol, you just cracked me up!

JeffC62PA
JeffC62PA
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

We all know criminals follow the letter of the law. 🤣

KDS
KDS
1 year ago

Time for lead rain on these azzholes.

Scott H.
Scott H.
1 year ago

Liberal California can burned their own state down if they must.

Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott H.

Problem is they come to east coast and annoy those of us that think in real time

CAG
CAG
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott H.

I agree with this, even though I live here – trapped behind enemy lines. And like they would do in ‘Nam, I’m calling/praying for an airstrike on my own overrun position…

Jo Nanni
Jo Nanni
1 year ago

It is obvious that this was an inside job!!
Security should have been doubled and tripled.
Common Sense!! Again the money flows from traitors to this country to destroy this country!!
Let the Patriots to our country be ready to defend this country like our Fore Fathers did.

TinStarred
TinStarred
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo Nanni

………..makes the arrest easier, ….anyone wearing or in possession of any of the gear should be charged with Federal felony theft.