I remember when the Army National Guard MP's worked the base. I couldn't believe when they took the guns away from them. After all there was Air National Guard SP's driving around with pistols that had chambered rounds and the safety on fire. Yet, the poor Army MP's who were part of THE SAME National Guard that we were a part of, could only carry a baton. Made NO sense to me and I noticed that they did not get the same amount of respect from the base community after they were disarmed.