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Features of equipment and weapons of the National Guard, the US Army and police during the riots

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The riots in the United States forced the American leadership to mobilize tens of thousands of police and military personnel to fight protesters. Naturally, equipment and weapons are of particular importance in clashes on city streets. What features are there.


One thing is fighting against an armed enemy or special operations to capture criminals, where it is allowed to use gunshots to defeat weapon, and quite another thing - the dispersal of mass rallies. Fortunately, the times of machine-gun demonstration shootings are a thing of the past and today firearms are used during mass riots as a last resort.

On May 4, 1970, Ohio State Guard soldiers shot students protesting against the US Army invasion of Cambodia. Four people were killed, nine people were injured. For fifty years, a public outcry “whispered” the American army and police to use firearms to disperse mass demonstrations.



Thunder grenades, tear gas and other methods of the National Guard


The main tasks of dispersing demonstrators in the United States are performed by units of the National Guard. According to the head of the Federal Bureau of the National Guard, General Joseph Lengiel, more than 17 thousand national guards are involved in the fight against riots, but in reality this figure can be several thousand people higher. In addition to the National Guard, protesters are dispersed by police, and units of the 82nd Airborne and 1st Infantry Divisions are withdrawn to the streets of Washington.


On numerous video frames from American cities, we see that law enforcement officers and military are equipped and armed in completely different ways. Someone in the usual police uniform and with batons, even without protective equipment. But these are those policemen who work in cordons in areas remote from the epicenter of riots. Fighters in special helmets, protective vests, and long batons go directly against the protesters. Soldiers of the National Guard and units of the ground forces - in field uniforms, helmets, with gas masks.

What weapons are used to disperse demonstrators besides the usual batons? Firstly, these are stun grenades. In the USA, since 1995, the M84 stun gun has been in service with the police and the National Guard. When it works, there is a loud pop and a bright flash is observed, the radius of damage is 1,5 meters. By the way, the pomegranate is quite dangerous, there are cases when people remained disabled as a result of its use, for example - they died irreversibly.

Secondly, the US police, like law enforcement agencies in many other countries, are actively using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. Although this time, the US administration denied using it against demonstrators in the capital, there is no doubt that it was used. For example, American media reporters noted the use of tear gas against protesters in New Orleans. In Minneapolis, police used tear gas against a group of 12 journalists. There are many shots that show how the police spray such gas literally into the eyes of the demonstrators.


Why paintball guns are effective against demonstrators


Now the US National Guards, thrown against the swelling radicals, are actively using guns for paintball. Immediately in several American cities, their use against protesters was noted and it, judging by the reaction of the crowd, gives its results.

Firstly, any gun in the hands of a soldier or a policeman, even if shooting non-lethal ammunition, has a psychological effect on the protesters.

Secondly, the practical importance of guns for paintball is that hits on demonstrators leave traces of paint on their clothes and bodies. Then, in hot pursuit, it is much easier for the police to identify those who were most active in the crowd of protesters, so to speak, in the forefront.

By the way, paintball is part of the combat training system of the US National Guard soldiers. Through practicing paintball, they just develop skills in the conditions of urban battles and clashes with demonstrators. Therefore, the skills of shooting from paintball guns at the national guards of the USA are honed at a high level.

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Features of equipment and weapons of the National Guard, the US Army and police during the riots


But not a single paintball weapon, as they say. A number of units of the same National Guard entered the streets of American cities with weapons in the form of assault rifles - with live ammunition. The 1st Infantry Division, introduced in Washington, is also armed with lethal weapons. True, so far there have been no cases of its use.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 4 June 2020 14: 02 New
    +4
    The army against the protesters ... not the best way out. But what about the police, to the side, to the side? Such an impression .... no, we won’t guess, the boom of seeds to husk and watch from the rubble!
    1. Altona
      Altona 4 June 2020 14: 09 New
      +7
      Quote: rocket757
      Shaw, the police

      ------------------------------
      In general, for me personally, the situation is strange. The incitement to riots comes from the very top, from the conventional "anti-trumpists" in the form of democratic media (representing the Democratic Party). The same were the "anti-Obama" riots, when, for example, the statue of General Lee was overthrown from the pedestal. And figs on an ordinary man in the street already and live ammunition.
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 4 June 2020 15: 39 New
        +5
        At one time, when the USSR was reproached that we did not have a type of freedom of speech, we answered - but you have blacks hanging from you! Well - we now have freedom of speech, alas, and how it ended for the Union - everyone is in the know. And in America, the blacks stopped hanging, moreover, they gave them unthinkable free goods. Let’s see how it ends with them .... You can never be led by the imperatives of an ideological enemy - it doesn’t end in good ..
        1. Altona
          Altona 4 June 2020 15: 47 New
          +6
          Quote: paul3390
          You can never be led on the imperatives of an ideological enemy - it does not end in good iron

          ---------------------------
          What "imperatives of the ideological enemy" are we talking about? There is the ultra-right rhetoric of the Republicans and the ultra-left Democrats. Conventionally, "Trump is an uneducated man" shouts some and others shout "Obama is an uneducated man." Then some event happens "racist policemen killed a black man" (shouts CNN channel) or "Liberal Democrats overthrew the statue of General Lee" (shouts Fox News). That's it, the people are going to rage and they figure out all the police power over the people. I'm talking about this. There is no need to intertwine Kiselev's routines about "color revolutions".
        2. orionvitt
          orionvitt 4 June 2020 16: 17 New
          +2
          Quote: paul3390
          in America have stopped hanging blacks

          Of course, now they are starting to hang whites. But as they say, "not that". The main thing is not to be black. Political correctness turned racism the other way. And the strangest thing is that in the west, it is considered normal.
          1. l7yzo
            l7yzo 4 June 2020 16: 33 New
            +6
            Think current in the west? Look around you, take a look.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 20: 26 New
        -1
        Quote: Altona
        Incitement to riots comes from the very top, from conventional "anti-trumpists" in the form of democratic media

        Cases are pre-election! Trump can not be blamed otherwise, because he really is a president for the Americans, and not for anyone else!
      3. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 4 June 2020 23: 01 New
        +1
        The author obviously snuck quotes from the media. 1. The use of lethal weapons is and is dead (at least one); 2. Paintball guns, in addition to paint, leave a very noticeable bruise. To shoot such demonstrators in summer clothes is equivalent to shooting with rubber bullets. They also shoot actively and indiscriminately.
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 4 June 2020 14: 13 New
      0
      In the USA there are no internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (now Rosguard), there are police and SWAT to capture dangerous criminals. The number is not enough to suppress riots. Therefore, they attract the national guard and even the army.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 14: 19 New
        0
        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        The number is not enough to suppress riots

        The situation did not arise by itself! it was necessary to bring the country to such an extent that it developed, which had not previously developed, to such levels of protest / mess!
        In short, these authorities, many of the previous ones, have been brought to the edge ... now it’s just blazed, against the background of various events.
        1. Lt. Air Force stock
          Lt. Air Force stock 4 June 2020 14: 32 New
          +9
          In the US, racial problems have nowhere to go, they just are not on the surface. If we had such a murder, the people would be outraged in the first place by the murder of a person, and not what nationality he was. In the United States, first of all, people are outraged that they killed an African American, and only then a person. Nobody solves the systematic issue, but those policemen were fired, but no one conducts preventive conversations with the police, it is possible that whites also die with excessive use of force, but this does not cause such a resonance. I think that the problem lies also in the fact that the former military is given priority when being hired by the police, and as they are used to treating the enemy, they are treating US citizens, and there may also be mental disorders.
          1. polar fox
            polar fox 4 June 2020 19: 22 New
            +7
            Quote: Lt. air force reserve
            In the USA, first of all, people are outraged that they killed an African American, and only then a person.

            ... and immediately rushed to marauding! .. and then: why did they kill the black man? request
          2. rocket757
            rocket757 4 June 2020 20: 33 New
            0
            Quote: Lt. air force reserve
            No one solves the systemic issue, but those policemen were fired, but no one conducts preventive conversations with the police,

            They have staff and psychologists and they will send to the priest, if that. It depends on the person himself, on the environment ... and indeed, the problem with black has already taken root deeply and forever!
      2. sanek45744
        sanek45744 4 June 2020 15: 18 New
        +2
        In the US, there are internal troops and they are called the National Guard. Why did you write the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian Guard if these are different structures
        1. Lt. Air Force stock
          Lt. Air Force stock 4 June 2020 15: 39 New
          +2
          Now the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are part of the Russian Guard. In the USA, the National Guard is the reserve of the US Army, they are not subordinate to the chiefs of the city police (in the USA, the police are generally decentralized, and not how we are controlled from the center), this is a separate structure. In Russia, before the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs formed the Russian Guard, they were subordinate to the Minister of the Interior (not directly, but through the Deputy Minister of the Interior), from the moment they formed the Russian Guard and the internal troops entered it, it has become a separate structure and does not report to the Minister of the Interior.
          1. l7yzo
            l7yzo 4 June 2020 16: 37 New
            +1
            There is no DVA - they are under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Russian Guard under the president. DVA is subordinate to the civil code, and Rosguard to the military. Do not confuse.
          2. Xscorpion
            Xscorpion 7 June 2020 06: 17 New
            0
            The US National Guard is, in fact, a personal army of state governors, specially created to maintain law and order and help the police in cases of mass unrest or natural disasters. Accordingly, they are trained and follow orders of the state governor accordingly. Formally, of course, they are the Army’s reserve and can temporarily go under the command of the Pentagon, but this requires a special order of the president and, accordingly, an occasion, a war, for example.
      3. Jager
        Jager 4 June 2020 15: 59 New
        0
        And what is the National Guard, if not internal troops ???
      4. orionvitt
        orionvitt 4 June 2020 18: 05 New
        0
        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        There are no internal troops in the USA

        And the National Guard, is this the first strike troops? The most, that is, ordinary internal troops. The structure is somewhat different, but the meaning is the same. True, the American National Guard has recently taken fashion, used in conflicts in other countries, but then their problems.
    3. vkl.47
      vkl.47 4 June 2020 14: 31 New
      10
      Why is Alex Oval silent? Why doesn’t he picket at the US Embassy?
      1. AU Ivanov.
        AU Ivanov. 4 June 2020 14: 57 New
        +3
        Bees versus honey? More precisely flies against shit?
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 14: 57 New
        +5
        you sho !!! And who will pay for his "banquet" then? you can't live on danatics, but to work is .... well, you know.
      3. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 4 June 2020 15: 03 New
        +2
        He goes there for grants ... what protests?
      4. AllBiBek
        AllBiBek 4 June 2020 15: 09 New
        +2
        Well, he already admitted that when he studied at Yale, then when initiating the brotherhood of the campus, one of the steps was to kiss the ass between the buns to the older black brother, so what can he say here?
      5. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 4 June 2020 20: 23 New
        -1
        Quote: vkl.47
        Why is Alex Oval silent? Why doesn’t he picket at the US Embassy?

        Why should? Is he a state citizen?
    4. Borodai
      Borodai 4 June 2020 16: 07 New
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      The army against the protesters ... not the best way out.

      Well, why "democracy in all its glory" Soon aviation should be tightened up in essence)))
      Quote: rocket757
      But what about the police, to the side, to the side?

      They only work for unarmed and fearful citizens ..
      Quote: rocket757
      Such an impression .... no, we won’t guess, the boom of seeds to husk and watch from the rubble!

      Navalny tuda needs to be sent with "cookies" and others .. With a one-way ticket !!! And so that their faces show and that they will bleat there about democracy and human rights ... it would be interesting to see ..
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 20: 35 New
        0
        Quote: Borodai
        They only work for unarmed and fearful citizens ..

        The problem is more complicated than we imagine, because they are there, and we are here ... in short, ourselves ....
      2. Revival
        Revival 5 June 2020 12: 38 New
        -2
        Actually, by analogy with cookies, there should be foreign workers, so look at them, but they won’t dare to afford this
    5. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 4 June 2020 16: 11 New
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      The army against the protesters ... not the best way out.

      But effective - judging by the 1967 Detroit. There both sides turned around, yes ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 20: 38 New
        0
        Not the best, this does not mean that it is impossible to apply, if in any other way.
        In general, they will figure it out themselves.
    6. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 4 June 2020 20: 21 New
      -1
      Quote: rocket757
      The army against the protesters ... not the best way out. But what about the police, to the side, to the side? Such an impression .... no, we won’t guess, the boom of seeds to husk and watch from the rubble!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPDGIHWg2lY&t=431s посмотрите как полиция обращается с протестующими. Не удивительно, что они не справились, у нас бы уже постреляли бы
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2020 20: 44 New
        0
        Situations can be different, but, as always, it depends on what command the police themselves give ... they could order the FAS, but it could be different.
    7. boss
      boss 4 June 2020 23: 29 New
      0
      The army is not the best, and the police, especially the municipal one, were blown away, just in case.
      The mayor of San Francisco, a black woman, has officially announced that there will be no dead in the riots.
      There will be no looted shops and black houses.
      I forgot to say about whites and others.
      Armed type of squads are being created, which will monitor the observance of the rights of citizens by the cops.
      And go on a call after the police.
      For reference, for 19 years, 8 or 9 blacks and 50 were killed at the hands of the police !!! cops!
      A comrade lives in LA, a nurse is happy, but he reaches for a doctor, he says that the sensible understand that they are democrats with the FBI, they drive the drug mafia under the control of the FBI.
      Found a reason + powerful media support, Schaub Trump stopped investigating against the FBI and the Democrats for surveillance.
      In short, neocons stir up the Maidan already at home)
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 June 2020 05: 12 New
        0
        In general, this is how many people describe the situation. Those. nothing new.
  2. Morglenn
    Morglenn 4 June 2020 14: 48 New
    +1
    Before that I hadn’t heard that paintball guns were used against demonstrators
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 4 June 2020 14: 59 New
      +1
      In balls, in addition to paint, a lot of things can be rolled up!
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 4 June 2020 17: 00 New
        +6
        Victor, vomiting! hi
        Yes, they already have everything, and there is no need to "roll up" anything. Ours also have enough, for the internal troops always the best and first and foremost. We will not allow blacks to revel in the streets of our cities! laughing
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 4 June 2020 18: 16 New
          +3
          Hi Konstantin soldier
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Ours also have enough,

          Ammunition is different, the same balls.
          If you fill them with whitewash with oil, then you can repaint all blacks .... then they will not be recognized as their own laughing
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 4 June 2020 18: 40 New
            +3
            Good thought, but if vice versa? laughing
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 4 June 2020 18: 43 New
              +1
              Why do we need it? Although, you can stir up a startup in stripes! You can earn, although they can kick it ... options wassat
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 4 June 2020 18: 46 New
                +4
                No, we have nothing to do there, let them have fun ourselves. They still have traditions. laughing
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 4 June 2020 19: 49 New
                  +1
                  There was a case under Paul L. no, no matter what Alabama! And now it’s not forgotten.
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 4 June 2020 15: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: Morglenn
      Before that I hadn’t heard that paintball guns were used against demonstrators

      Most likely, the National Guard is simply not equipped with weapons and ammunition for rubber bullets or buckshot, well or not in sufficient quantities, and paintball capsules are very painful if they fall into an unprotected body, especially in summer clothes.
    3. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 4 June 2020 15: 05 New
      +3
      Before that I hadn’t heard that paintball guns were used against demonstrators


      They think quite flexibly. It is intelligible and not fatal.
      1. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 4 June 2020 16: 18 New
        +2
        and especially the ball when it dries (and this is a bit of time) - and through thick clothes, it peels very, very painfully .. I myself felt like that — not ice .. and even on a T-shirt ..
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 4 June 2020 14: 59 New
    +1
    Fortunately, the times of machine-gun demonstration shootings are a thing of the past
    If the pogroms continue and grow, then it will reach the machine guns
  4. Operator
    Operator 4 June 2020 15: 07 New
    -4
    In addition to the police, the National Guard and the army, snipers from the US PMCs, contracted by state governments and located mainly on the roofs of buildings with the aim of shooting those demonstrators who use firearms, were seen in the ranks of the law enforcement forces.

    At present, the number of demonstrators arrested in the United States has exceeded 10000; the number of admitted to hospitals and morgues has not been reported.

    PS Due to the introduction of emergency and emergency regimes in most American cities (due to the coronavirus), American citizens are temporarily deprived of freedom of march and assembly by law, so any demonstrators are deliberately delinquent.
  5. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 4 June 2020 15: 18 New
    +1
    Fortunately, the times of machine-gun demonstration shootings are a thing of the past and today firearms are used during mass riots as a last resort.

    Yes? And on May 10, the choir of unworthy labor patriots claimed the opposite.
    https://topwar.ru/171079-rosgvardija-zakazala-postavku-avtomatov-kalashnikova-200-j-serii.html
    wassat
  6. Tugarin
    Tugarin 4 June 2020 15: 36 New
    +3
    In the United States, during the crackdown on protests, some cops have no hats or helmets at all. And not afraid ...
    1. Altona
      Altona 4 June 2020 15: 49 New
      +3
      Quote: Tugarin
      In the United States, during the crackdown on protests, some cops have no hats or helmets at all. And not afraid ...

      --------------------------
      Deficiency of virologists. laughing
  7. pytar
    pytar 4 June 2020 16: 22 New
    +2
    Protests against police violence after the assassination of George Floyd grew first into riots, and then completely ended with mass robberies. The authorities of New York tonight lost control of part of the city, which led to the complete looting of the Manhattan district of Soho, where there are many trendy shops and art galleries.
    P.P. The deceased George Floyd was infected with the corona virus, and was also under the influence of drugs.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 4 June 2020 16: 56 New
      +2
      The deceased George Floyd ... and besides, he was under the influence of drugs.

      So black without crack then is not a black at all, but it is not clear who, like a civilized African-American. laughing
      1. Kisa
        Kisa 4 June 2020 17: 58 New
        +4
        martin looter king
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 4 June 2020 18: 38 New
          +4
          Yeah ... a copy ... Even under the mask you can see how pleased he is. laughing
    2. pytar
      pytar 4 June 2020 20: 19 New
      +1
      04.05.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX The authorities returned control of New York to their hands.

      It was necessary to let the good part of Manhattan be looted and smashed so that, finally, the police got down to business and regained control of the situation. Robberies still happen, but thanks to the imposed curfew and massive blocking of the streets, they have become much smaller. The protesters are also active and the business is actively preparing for a possible new wave of robberies and vandalism, actively booming everything around. Now New York can safely be renamed New Plywood City.
    3. iouris
      iouris 5 June 2020 01: 28 New
      0
      Quote: pytar
      The deceased George Floyd was infected with the corona virus, and was also under the influence of drugs.

      In your opinion, the policeman acted very effectively: he strangled him fairly, lawfully, inflicted benefit on society, and also enjoyed and satisfied him. Aren't you a racist?
      Such highly organized riots do not start without an important goal and a clear task. The "free world" is on the brink. We need to move away from it and also earn capital at the expense of someone. Another thing is that sometimes the situation becomes poorly managed. But there is no way out.
      1. pytar
        pytar 5 June 2020 10: 55 New
        0
        In your opinion, the policeman acted very effectively: he strangled him fairly, lawfully, inflicted benefit on society, and also enjoyed and satisfied him. Aren't you a racist?

        Nowhere have I said that! And you be correct, do not speak on my behalf.
        Such highly organized riots do not start without an important goal and a clearly defined task.

        With the approach of the presidential election, the political struggle in the US escalates. Democrat decided that there wouldn’t be, to remove Trump from the presidency!
        Another thing is that sometimes the situation becomes poorly managed.

        The line between controlled chaos and uncontrollable is thin ...
  8. Vladimir_6
    Vladimir_6 4 June 2020 17: 06 New
    +4
    Features of equipment and weapons of the Guard, the US Army and the police during the riots


  9. Junior Private
    Junior Private 4 June 2020 18: 15 New
    +3
    Quote: kitty
    martin looter king

    Now it will be more correct and democratic - Martin LOOTING King.
  10. Ovsigovets
    Ovsigovets 5 June 2020 01: 50 New
    0
    the show becomes more spectacular ... you need to buy more seeds