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VitaminPb t1_j2a60nk wrote

Why do the police need military murder guns?


toxic_badgers t1_j2acmlz wrote

The militarization of the police really starts in the 90s following the LA robber of a bank and the following shoot out where police were literally borrowing hunting rifles from locals to take the two robbers down. At the time standard police issue guns were too under powered to penetrate body armor.


docholiday t1_j2do75x wrote

Miami shootout also made it clear that pistols against rifles was a tough way to fight. The sad thing is that the two agents that died were both SWAT qualified and had rifles in the trunk, but didn't get them out prior to engaging the suspects.


MooKids t1_j2ak4cy wrote

What makes an AR-15 a "military murder gun"?


VitaminPb t1_j2aphgu wrote

All the anti-gun nuts call it a military gun and say civilians shouldn’t have it. (Cops are civilians, they are not a military force, contrary to what they pretend to “think”.)


CaptainAlexy t1_j2ags4u wrote

Could be because the crooks have ‘military murder guns’.