My hobby used to be getting into nonpermissive environments. That is, places were the carrying of weapons was discouraged. I got fairly good at it, because I got pretty good at figuring out when someone's security was shit. With that in mind, I want you to take a look at this checkpoint and their procedures.
Note that the checkpoint is staffed by 3 NG troops from the PA NG. All three of them are armed with only an M4 each. and their weapons are all unloaded.
They ask the driver for his ID, and claim they are doing a 100% ID check. That is demonstrably false, as they don't ask to see the ID for either vehicle that preceeded the checked vehicle, nor did they check the ID of the operator of the camera. Then, once the driver produced his ID, the guy barely looked at it.
They aren't checking for shit. This security checkpoint is bullshit- it is there for show. Are they all like this?
I had a friend in the guard, and he once told me that when they wanted the NG to appear armed, but didn't actually want them armed, they would be issued their weapon, but the bolt carrier would not be in the weapon. I am wondering if that is the case here- are these guys all show?