posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 05:47 PM
I dont know if this sheds any light on the situation and its my style to cause an argument but an M-4 is sold in many variants, Most small town police
departments have a few, The state police here in NJ carry Colt Carbines. This is not a weapon that you just give to a patrolman or trooper and say
here secure this in your vehicle. Im sure the Chicago PD will have many hours of instruction on this weapon system from breaking it down and cleaning
to hours of active shooting before they can employ them in an actual situation and then if its a crisis situation the well trained SWAT team will be
on scene and most SWAT guys have some sort of advanced training before they even get selected for SWAT, I think its a good show of force and maybe the
criminal minds and gangs will think a little clearly before acting noe that the Pd will be on the same level as them.
Case and point..Look at how outgunned the LAPD was during that bank robbery. They had to borrow high powered rifles from a gun store, Thats crazy. A
member posted about MP-5's..Its a real nice weapon, Its very expensive, has a few variants to choose from and calibers but is really only good for in
tight close quarter battles where its deadly but you lose accuracy as a long range weapon.