CLOSED: LE ONLY – Armed Protesters: Challenges in an Evolving Environment

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Forty-four states permit open carry of long guns while 31 allow open carry of handguns. Protesters have been carrying weapons for a multitude of professed reasons, from their membership in a militia or pro-gun rights group to self-defense concerns or a desire to defend – or intimidate – others in often highly charged or confrontational environments. This webinar explored the evolving armed protest environment for the benefit of our law enforcement audience, examined armed protesters’ actions and challenges for police from a behavioral science perspective, then discussed infrastructure security as the country potentially faces another heated protest summer.

SPEAKERS:

Steven M. Crimando

Principal, Behavioral Science Applications

Joe Levy

Chairman, Venue Safety and Security Committee, International Association of Venue Managers

Bridget Johnson

Managing Editor, Homeland Security Today

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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