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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once again be available to state and local U.S. police departments.
National police organizations say they'll hold Trump to that promise.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order restricting that access in 2015 amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear...
But state and local police organizations have protested, insisting that military-style vehicles and gear help protect officers' lives and public safety...
During his campaign, Trump sided with the police. In September, he promised to rescind the executive order in a written response to a Fraternal Order of Police questionnaire that helped him win an endorsement from the organization of rank-and-file officers.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: gladtobehere
Bad idea. This could turn very ugly.
There are very few police, and if they need military hardware, call in the national guard, they there for that reason.