“The unwieldy behemoths have little real application in domestic police work. They’re designed for use on a battlefield.”
Do we really need Military Grade weapons deployed in urban areas where children play? Next thing you know bigger tanks will replace them. In fact many cities already have tank like military grade vehicles in service.
Town Gets MRAP
All over America quietly Police departments are arming themselves with more fire power. They claim they’ll be used for good, for protection and service. Yet due to semi-automatic hand guns now in use more people are killed in the last decade than ever before. Revolvers had only 6 shots while today’s weapons make firing multiple rounds in a panic situation more dangerous. As police weapons get bigger, fire more rounds and become military grade death tolls will rise.
Do you buy it? We already have a problem with untrained, problem officers who never should have been issued a gun and now we’re giving them control of tanks?