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To: greatdefender

Here again we have Federal Funds being used to up arm the local police. Bad Idea. If the city of El Paso and it’s elected leaders want to arm the police to that level fine, let them do it with local money. God himself, and Mayors office knows what strings are attached to those M4’s, and the Federal money that bought them. I for one don’t want the local governments armed like the 101st Airborne.


5 posted on 01/13/2010 3:20:50 PM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: DariusBane

SO instead you want to see dead police?
in some instances the police have to armed like this. It isnt mayberry there.
I also believe that honest people have the same right to buy the rifles themselves to defend hearth and home.


10 posted on 01/13/2010 3:27:46 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: DariusBane

SEMI-automatic rifles do not, in any way, arm somebody “like the 101st Airborne”.

I have THREE of these rifles, in various configurations.

IMHO, EVERY cop should have access to a semi-automatic rifle, if trained.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 3:33:06 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: DariusBane

SEMI-automatic rifles do not, in any way, arm somebody “like the 101st Airborne”.

I have THREE of these rifles, in various configurations.

IMHO, EVERY cop should have access to a semi-automatic rifle, if trained.


13 posted on 01/13/2010 3:33:07 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: DariusBane
If the city of El Paso and it’s elected leaders want to arm the police to that level fine, let them do it with local money.

Actually if you would just let them carry one most officers would purchase their own. You would also have less lost or stolen weapons if the officer owned it.

18 posted on 01/13/2010 3:38:21 PM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: DariusBane
I for one don’t want the local governments armed like the 101st Airborne.

The 101st had M203 grenade launchers, AT4 anti armor rockets, and lots of other goodies, including artillery and air support (rotary wing). Few departments woudl have any need for that stuff, but any did, it would be border cities, like El Paso.

Although guarding the border and preventing invasions, by foreign governments or other foreign entitites, is really the job of the Federal Government, per Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution. However, Article I, Section 10, does allow states to "engage in War", if actually invaded or in imminent danger that will not admit delay. Seems to fit the situation from Brownsville to San Diego. But that's a job for the Militia including it's organized components the National Guard and State Guard, not city cops.

44 posted on 01/13/2010 4:43:36 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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