Here’s an interesting story, “D.C. to arm police with assault rifles.”
The department already has 500 semiautomatic AR-15 rifles, which were converted from fully automatic rifles, and has trained 340 officers to use them.
Chief Burke said the weapons will go in service after the department decides how to rack them in patrol cars, but gave no specific start date.
Now, why would there be such a need for that kind of firepower when there’s a gun ban in DC? Could it be because people who are OK with breaking the law don’t listen to gun bans? One also wonders, if DC is such a dangerous place that the local cops need to upgrade their arms from semi-auto pistols to fully automatic rifles, why are everyday citizens under such protection that they “just don’t need to have guns”?
Fess up, Fenty. If your citizenry were armed to be able to defend their own homes, the same thing that has happened elsewhere will happen in DC: crime will go down.
Good luck with the machine guns, tho.