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they don't want to be under gunned

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by oknow, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Incoming Boston mayor, police clash over AR-15 proposal
    Published December 30, 2013FoxNews.comFacebook747 Twitter198 LinkedIn4

    Dec. 13, 2013: Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, center, speaks outside the West Wing of the White House after a meeting between newly-elected mayors and President Obama.AP
    Boston police are clashing with the city's incoming mayor over a proposal to arm some officers with AR-15 rifles.

    Mayor-elect Martin Walsh came out against the plan over the weekend. The Boston Police Department had been pushing for a limited number of officers to carry the high-powered rifles, in light of recent mass shootings as well as the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year.

    But after the incoming mayor initially stayed mum on the idea, a spokeswoman for Walsh said he's not on board -- not yet, anyway.

    "Mayor-elect Walsh is opposed to the AR-15 rifles," spokeswoman Kathryn Norton told FoxNews.com in an email. "Unless otherwise convinced by the Boston Police Department, he does not think they are necessary."

    Police officials had pushed for the rifle purchases in response to mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn. The Boston Marathon bombing happened after the plan was already in the works but nevertheless fueled the proposal.

    One unnamed officer told the Boston Herald, which first reported Walsh's stance on the issue, that "it gives you at least a fighting chance if you go into something where suspects have more firepower than you."

    Under the plan, according to MyFoxBoston.com, the city would buy 33 AR-15 rifles, at $2,500 apiece. They would go to two trained officers in all 11 districts of Boston.

    But the plan needs the mayor's sign-off, and a number of critics had spoken out against the idea, questioning whether giving officers such rifles would increase the chances of innocent people getting shot.

    "I don't believe arming them with assault weapons is going to make them any safer," City Councilor Charles Yancey said, according to MyFoxBoston.com.




    so the cops don't want to worried about being out gunned but the general population have to be... the civilans must not count..
     
  2. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Didn't look to me like they had any shortage of ARs during the Watertown fiasco.
     
  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    $2500 a piece? What are they buying?
     
  4. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Why do they need rifles? They have access to APCs, drones, and all the other fire power in the hands of DHS. Plus they have NSA to gather intelligence.
    By the way, does the FBI still have those white tanks they used against the Branch Davidians and to kidnap Ellian Gonzalez???

    Sheldon
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My little hick suburban town East of Portland just purchased a dozen night vision AR-15 rifles.
    I really don't see the need for them, but with all of the free money the feds donated to them, they had to spend it on something cool.
     
  6. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    assault rifles? not really, unless they are buying select fire versions, doubtful.
    high powered? laughable.

    I'd be more concerned if they were getting 300 win mag bolt guns.
     
  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeeeahhh, ummm....

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  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    So the leos in Massachusetts need to be even more armed to forcibly (and illegally) remove innocent civilians from their homes at gun point when ever they're hunting for someone?

    Hell, why stop there.. Lets allow them to force civilians to wear a patch on their arm that signifies their religious background!
     
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    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    At $2500.00 a clip it must be genuine auto-select.

    Another spray and pray, It takes 30-40 bullets and they still miss with pistols, now it will be hundreds and no hits on criminals.
     
  10. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    First off, an AR-15, IMO, is NOT a "high powered rifle" .....what a crock!

    Secondly, $2,500 each? GOA investigation anyone?
     
  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    but they have all that ammo stored to use (so many innocent people....... so many new targets)
     
  12. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking and then I realized that I have one AR with all the mall ninja crap hanging off it, and I've probably got about $2500 into it.
     
  13. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Because they are probably ordering every single rifle with optic, BUIS, VFG, light, fully chromed internals, and armorer's kit (spare parts and tooling galore).

    It would be too much to ask for a PD to just buy an off-the-shelf basic $600 AR-15 with no accessories, which would probably never put more than a couple of mags down the pipe in its lifetime as a patrol rifle.
     
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  14. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Mancat
    That is correct BUT when they surplus them. Someone in the department wants to get one with everything for the bargain price they will charge.

    Sheldon