These excess vehicles are just another unintended consequence of wasting trillions on the Iraq war. Now you think we should waste even more money by scrapping this equipment instead of repurposing it?The Pentagon program does not push equipment onto local departments. The pace of transfers depends on how much unneeded equipment the military has, and how much the police request. Equipment that goes unclaimed typically is destroyed. So police chiefs say their choice is often easy: Ask for free equipment that would otherwise be scrapped, or look for money in their budgets to prepare for an unlikely scenario. Most people understand, police officers say.
Last edited by iguanaman; 06-12-14 at 12:08 AM.
I have bought all of this stuff, looking before I was a peace officer, aside froma suppressor, I did so legally. Don't blame the police because some states step all over the second amendment. That is the legislature.
Last edited by braindrain; 06-12-14 at 12:29 AM.
It's not at all standard, I pissy on five different forums and most of them will give you an infraction for doing that. I have never seen anybody do that before, but to be a smart ass.
But you are claiming they can buy things that are illegal for non police to have, I ask how? They are governed by the same law.I was not blaming the cops for what citizens can and cannot buy.