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Guards Say They’re “”Just For Show””

A newspaper is reporting that some National Guardsmen patrolling San Francisco Bay area bridges believe they´re unprepared for any real threats.

Four guardsmen who asked to remain anonymous told the Contra Costa Times they don´t have the right weapons or the right training.

The soldiers also say the noncommissioned officers leading their mission told them they´re there “just for show.´´

They said the M-16 rifles they carry are dirty, they wear outdated bulletproof vests borrowed from the highway patrol, have no security training and have been given vehicles that don´t run.