posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 10:33 AM
a reply to: Wrabbit2000
I understand what you are saying.
I like your example of owning a minigun. You can own one so do I think the police should too. Well, no I don't think the police should own one. Now
if we were coming across criminals who had miniguns and using them against citizens and us, then maybe it would be justified. We are not though.
We are however, seeing attacks against the public with AR 15's and AK 47's. So it is kind of a straw man arugement when you bring up air support,
at 4's and minguns.
You must not understand the ballistics behind the .223/.556 much because I was not talking about expensive frangible ammo. 55 grain M193 and the
numerous 75/77grain loads penetrate less then handgun rounds.
Look when they start ordering me to carry my AR 15 at the ready during standard patrol duties I will have a problem. When they start issuing armored
vehicles as the standard patrol vehicle I will have a problem. When they want me to wear level IV armor and a tac vest everyday I will have a problem.
When they start adding anti tank guns to those armored personal carriers I will have a problem.
I am sorry I just don't see the issue with an officer having access to a semi automatic rifle and an armored vehicle for response to emergencies. We
disagree and that is okay. That is the beautiful thing about this country.