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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

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You need a military assault rifle?

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Jim Aprato

Why on earth would the Newtown shooter’s mother need to possess a high-powered military assault rifle that could fire off many, many rounds of ammunition per minute? Oh, I guess she needed it, to defend herself, just in case a group of 20 first-grade children and six female adult educators were planning to attack her with pencils and reading books.