Oh come now, what police department can do without grenade launchers?
Police in many countries carry far fewer weapons than police in the United
States yet those countries still have less crime. More guns isn't the
@ LOU Montana"(Why is everyone freaking out?)"Not everyone is. Just the left.
Obama's law allowed less intense gear and would still be available, but
will require a little bit of effort to get, according to the report. Local
police departments will have to gain permission from a local governing body,
complete department-wide training requirements, and "provide a persuasive
explanation" before they can get access to: Manned Aircraft,
Fixed Wing Manned Aircraft, Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles Armored Vehicles, Wheeled Tactical Vehicles,
Wheeled Command and Control Vehicles Specialized Firearms and
Ammunition Under .50‐Caliber (excludes firearms and ammunition for
service‐issued weapons) Explosives and Pyrotechnics Riot
Batons Riot Helmets(Why is everyone freaking out?)
Listed in a report of Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688, federal
agencies will no longer give local police the following: 1. Tracked
Armored Vehicles: Vehicles that provide ballistic protection to their occupants
and utilize a tracked system instead of wheels for forward motion.
2. Weaponized Aircraft, Vessels, and Vehicles of Any Kind: These items will be
prohibited from purchase or transfer with weapons installed. 3.
Firearms of .50‐Caliber or Higher 4. Ammunition of
.50‐Caliber or Higher 5. Grenade Launchers: Firearm or
firearm accessory designed to launch small explosive projectiles. 6.
Bayonets: Large knives designed to be attached to the muzzle of a
rifle/shotgun/long gun for the purposes of hand‐to‐hand combat. 7. Camouflage Uniforms: Does not include woodland or desert patterns
or solid color uniforms.Keep in mind it was conservative who feared
Obama would use military gear the police to enforce martial law.
Para-military is the correct term for this.and the Nazi SS [Schutzstaffel
- Protection Squadron] was nothing more than a militarized Police force.Do not weaponized 'peace keepers' or 'law
enforcement' like this.If you 'need' the military, call up
A lot of local police departments have enough armored tanks and military-grade
weapons to invade small countries.The dangerous thing about an
authoritarian autocrat like Trump is he may use all those armaments on people
who disagree with him. If anything like Kent State 1970 went down again, you
know Trump would be giving those national guardsmen medals.
@ Impartial7You say:"But, we all know that there are
a lot of unreasonable cops out there just waiting for an excuse to use more
force than necessary."Then I say:But, we all know
that there are a lot of unreasonable citizens out there just waiting for an
excuse to use more force than necessary.So, what's your
solution to that side of the problem?
Ok. Then they also need to ramp up laws to aggressively arrest cops that use
excessive force. The problem with giving non-military police, military weapons
like tanks and grenade launchers, is that they'll find an excuse to use
them against citizens. Reasonable cops use reasonable force depending on their
situation. But, we all know that there are a lot of unreasonable cops out there
just waiting for an excuse to use more force than necessary.
Police need to have adequate protection for the job they're asked to do.
Unfortunately, trump sees their role as state vigilantes, and he doesn't
mind lawless, violent behaviour on the part of the police. He sees police as an
occupying force, fighting the enemies of the state. Policing, as such, is now
more or less an extension of the military. So, round and round it goes,
spinning in an ever tightening circle.
I wish they could find some middle ground between militarizing our police force
and not giving them the proper protection. sadly we have seen police severally
out gunned at times but at the same time we create a certain mind set within the
police force and the public when we over militarize our police. there has to be
some reasonable middle ground between this policy and Obama's ban.