LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

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LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Blashyrkh » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:17 am

I work for the Def. Dept. and just found out through a connection in Utah that the LDS church is going to build a state of the art security training facility in Salt Lake City. This place will have 12 rifle lanes and 12 handgun lanes. An area for "force-on-force" training and a bunch of other nonsense. Seriously, does the church really have any threats that warrant this waste of money other than the ever so threatening gay community? Just another reason to keep my 10% in my own pocket. 😒

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by wtfluff » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 am

Maybe after they saw what security looked like at Vatican City they decided they needed to step things up a notch?

Here's the thing: Compared to Catholicism, Mormonism is a tiny, inconsequential fundamentalist cult.

While there may be a tiny few crazies out there that are "out to get" the board of directors for LD$-Inc., I too would like to confirm my bias and say that a large, LD$-Inc. dedicated security training facility is overkill.



Then again, maybe a crazy old CEO had a dream a few months before his 95th birthday about a fancy facility, and then his crazy child bride testified to him of his awesome revelatory hallucinations. Just doin' what the invisible man in the sky tells the crazy old CEO to do.
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Brilliant.

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Just This Guy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:31 am

My guess is they saw it had potential to be a good profit making venture. Guns are popular with conservative politics now, so here's a good way to cash in on it. Even for the church, they would never use it full time, so they can lease it out to various other groups to use.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by moksha » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:37 am

It is a good thing that Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, is no longer a member of the former Mormon Church since she would otherwise be pressured by Church authorities to not ban assault weapons in New Zealand. Assault and semi-automatic weapons are a part of the LDS pioneer heritage, just like polygamy and tapirs pulling steel chariots.

If the Gentiles within Zion ever get out of hand, the Church will need some way to defeat them and the training provided by the new tactical training facility will make Church Security and the BYU Police a force to be reckoned with.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Evil_Bert » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:54 am

If they build this, maybe they will let it be open to the public. I would love to go spend a few hours with the family on the next visit to Utah.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Just This Guy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 am

Like their hunting preserves, I imaging that it would be open to anyone who is willing to pay the "modest fee" for it's use.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by 2bizE » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:41 pm

Maybe the church plans on creating a private army that they can hire out for the highest price. It is the Swiss army that runs the security for the Vatican IIRC.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by moksha » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:11 pm

Gun Nut Bird wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:37 am
If the Gentiles within Zion ever get out of hand, the Church will need some way to defeat them and the training provided by the new tactical training facility will make Church Security and the BYU Police a force to be reckoned with.
It would provide an opportunity for a new generation of Orin Porter Rockwell's to sharpen their ninja skills.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Blashyrkh » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:28 am

moksha wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:37 am
It is a good thing that Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, is no longer a member of the former Mormon Church since she would otherwise be pressured by Church authorities to not ban assault weapons in New Zealand. Assault and semi-automatic weapons are a part of the LDS pioneer heritage, just like polygamy and tapirs pulling steel chariots.

If the Gentiles within Zion ever get out of hand, the Church will need some way to defeat them and the training provided by the new tactical training facility will make Church Security and the BYU Police a force to be reckoned with.
Don't get me wrong. Having spent the vast majority of my life with an M4 strapped to myself I am one of the annoying "from my cold dead hands!" crowd. What I find silly is my friend (who works for church security) was trying to justify this nonsense with the ISIS propaganda picture with a temple on fire. Seriously? The LDS church makes up less than .05% of the population so nobody anywhere is targeting them. Then he brought uo the crazy person that shot up the history museum decades ago. What a bunch of egotistical narcissists. In the words of the prophet Charles Brown, "Good grief!"

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by dogbite » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:09 am

its to prep staff for their new private business for Blackwater esque escapades.
Big bucks to be made. They already have the blind obedience part down in their underlings. A base of foreign language skills to recruit from. Mormons tend to do well in federal security screening. And if they can train the first few generations of staff as a tax write off they are well set against their competitors.

I have no evidence for the above and its probably motivated by my contempt but it wouldn't surprise me either.

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by nibbler » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:04 pm

It sounds like the SCMC will be taking ish seriously from now on.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by wtfluff » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:16 pm

Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. -Frater Ravus

Keep the company of those who seek the truth - run from those who have found it -Václav Havel

Brilliant.

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by crazyhamster » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:01 am

Truly in the spirit of Christ, who said if someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him and pump him full of hot lead.

Or something like that.

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Mad Jax » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:53 pm

I'm beginning to like this new form of Mormonism. I should consider becoming active again and reapplying for the position of Inquisitor.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by crazyhamster » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 am

A new Porter Rockwell?

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Mad Jax » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 pm

I was thinking more like this guy. I'm hoping they issue me the Sword of Laban.

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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by achilles » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 pm

What kills me is that it is most likely another Christian group that would light our temples on fire, and not Muslims. It seems that we so easily forget that we're next on the list of least trusted religions in the US.
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Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

Post by Mad Jax » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:32 am

History would suggest it would be a disaffected member or someone in danger of being caught in the fraud.
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