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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The Tea Party are the only people who helped out? I'm calling bull**** on that one.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I hate this situation ...... On one hand we have militant police and on the other we have rioters and looters....

    The only group that actually gave a **** was the Tea Party and they wen down there and spend thousands of dollars just to make sure those that were looted and vandalized had a few bucks for repairs.....

    What a bunch of racists right?
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If I had my way SWAT would be a civilian force acting more or less as a posse to be called up only by the Mayor, Chief of Police or Sheriff.

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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I haven't done exhaustive research on the subject but from what I have been reading it doesn't seem that too many criminals are going after cops with AK's. Yes, cops are finding those weapons but it doesn't seem that they are getting used in any but a very few crimes. That's also why I recommend taking suspects out when they are away from their house. Even criminals don't usually head out the door in the morning with a long gun slung across their chest.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    This has happened before when cops were outgunned by 20s era mobsters and had to upgrade their weaponry to keep up if not ahead. Nothing new here.

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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    This has happened before when cops were outgunned by 20s era mobsters and had to upgrade their weaponry to keep up if not ahead. Nothing new here.
    Balance the upgrade of Police equipment, with the constantly changing threats of open borders, anarchists within, terror cells inside the US, and Cartels operating inside the country, and I don't blame them for wanting the equipment.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    This has happened before when cops were outgunned by 20s era mobsters and had to upgrade their weaponry to keep up if not ahead. Nothing new here.
    But they aren't being outgunned at all.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    But they aren't being outgunned at all.
    Oh yes they are....

    "A growing number of police departments across the country are taking steps to make sure that their officers are not outgunned on the streets. Many large agencies, including the Illinois State Police and Missouri Highway Patrol, as well as local police departments are upping the firepower carried by officers on patrol."

    Many Police Departments Increasing Firepower for Officers So That They Aren

    Now many of the articles are from "anti 2nd amendment" sources, but that doesn't change the fact that large city after large city, police are routinely out gunned.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh yes they are....

    "A growing number of police departments across the country are taking steps to make sure that their officers are not outgunned on the streets. Many large agencies, including the Illinois State Police and Missouri Highway Patrol, as well as local police departments are upping the firepower carried by officers on patrol."

    Many Police Departments Increasing Firepower for Officers So That They Aren

    Now many of the articles are from "anti 2nd amendment" sources, but that doesn't change the fact that large city after large city, police are routinely out gunned.
    None of what you quoted did anything to prove that cops were being outgunned.
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    Re: First post-Ferguson legislation aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    But they aren't being outgunned at all.
    Gang members are showing up at crime scenes with assault rifles and body armor.

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