The Ohio Army National Guard's 52nd Civil Support Unit and first responders in hazmat suits performed a mock training exercise in Portmouth, Ohio last Thursday.
The mock disaster training exercise imagined weapons of mass destruction in the tiny town, a scenario that seems highly-unlikely to most people, but not to local law enforcement.
"It's the reality of the world we live in," Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin told WSAZ. "Don't forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared."
MediaTrackers.org has published internal documents of the Ohio Army National Guard's imaginary scenario, which portray the domestic terrorists as having “anti-government” beliefs and “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.”
In the terrorist attack scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School teachers follow orders from a white-nationalist leader to poison school lunches with mustard gas.
Ohio National Guard Communications Director James Sims refused to speak about targeting gun owners in the imaginary scenario.
“Okay, I’m gonna stop ya there. I’m going to quit this conversation,” Sims told MediaTrackers.org. “You have a good day.”
However, Buckeye Firearms Association spokesman Chad Baus told MediaTrackers.org, "It is a scary day indeed when law enforcement are being trained that Second Amendment advocates are the enemy.”