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Police Departments Stock Up On Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles, Machine Guns
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Quote:Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small.

The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice.

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units.

Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection.

In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/us/war....html?_r=2
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#2
WTF is a "magazine cartridge, cartridge only, no ammunition." ?
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Good question

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Some one said these mraps work good for flood rescue as long as water is not to deep
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You don't need an mrap for that. Canoes work fine.

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That means when the shit hits the fan the probability of me getting my hands on some real spiffy stuff is more likely.Angel
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I think it's because Mr. & Mrs. America has now been designated a terrorist.
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It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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Looks like Pa. has its fair share. Maybe they are afraid of the citizens?Ninja
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