30,000 troops? That is roughly three times the total number of American troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria.
Many Americans are questioning the Constitutionally of having troops in the capital with nearly 30,000 National Guard units summoned to the Capitol resembled an armed camp, with rifle-bearing soldiers standing shoulder from one another, and heavy military trucks and K-rails blocking excess to the capital and roads leading to capital. That is roughly three times the total number of American troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. Other troops will help control traffic and Metro stations elsewhere in the city. Members of the Guard at the Capitol will be equipped with Beretta M9 sidearms and some will carry automatic rifles and shotguns. All will have protective riot gear, including helmets and Kevlar vests, Guard officials said. According to some legislatures these troop weapons are not loaded and have no ammunition in them.
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