The Hardin, MT, economic development official involved in bringing the American Police Force outfit to town is scrambling to reassure the local citizenry:
People who would believe that the State of Montana, or any town in Montana, would allow, much less invite, a private paramilitary security force to take over police duties, JUST DO NOT KNOW MONTANANS. Montana has more firearms, per capita, than virtually any other state in America. Gun control in Montana is best described as ‘Being Able To Hit Your Target.” Even many of our women practice gun control in Montana. Montana has more women who have concealed weapons permits, and know which is the business end, than most states have men who have them. Montanans don’t post this type of misinformation on the internet, we post pictures of things we kill.
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