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California school district gets high-powered rifles
Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/24/2013 6:53:49 AM PST by Washi

FONTANA, Calif. – The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.

Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December, a week before a gunman killed 26 students and educators at a Connecticut elementary school.

"I think it just further solidified the need to give our officers the tools they need to respond to an active shooter on campus," schools Police Chief Billy Green said Wednesday about the tragedy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; defense; doublestandard; guncontrol; guns; rkba; school; secondamendment
Huh. In this story, they are called "high powered semiautomatic rifles" and not "assault weapons".

This sounds, to me, like a government entity is admitting that there is a legitimate self-defense value provided by these types of weapons.

1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:53:54 AM PST by Washi
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With a 16 inch barrel, this rifle is meant for crowd control ...


2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:59:44 AM PST by Ken522
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I just pray to God that they are well trained in the use of a “high powered semiautomatic rifle” and know just what a round from one of them can do. Especially rounds that miss the target and hit a wall. A wall made of dry wall. Or Stucco. Or even soft wood.
I also pray that they never have to use the rifle.
3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:59:51 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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Semiauto verstion of the M4, so basically a shortened down AR15.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:00:02 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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14 high-powered semiautomatic rifle

So, this little hand-wringing bed-wetter thinks the 5.56 is "high powered"?

What's that make the .30-06?  Super-duper ultra-mega high-powered?

And an FYI: Colt LE6940 Carbine Review (American Rifleman)

5 posted on 01/24/2013 7:01:41 AM PST by holymoly
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Hopefully they are issued non penetrating rounds like Glasser Safety ammo for use in a school.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 7:06:01 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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So, this little hand-wringing bed-wetter thinks the 5.56 is "high powered"? What's that make the .30-06? Super-duper ultra-mega high-powered?

Precisely. If the 5.56 is "high-powered" then about every center-fire rifle is "high-powered".

The police should carry carbines (when they need them) that chamber use the same magazine as their pistol. That would give them increased accuracy, which is all they really need.

Most schools have cinderblock walls. 5.56 won't be any more effective at shooting through solid objects than their .40s. And pistol rounds pick up some velocity in a 16" barrel.

7 posted on 01/24/2013 7:18:48 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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My god...what if the CHILDREN see these weapons....they could be scarred for life. What will be the effect on their psyche thinking they have to have armed guards. Are somethings not worse than death. sarc/
8 posted on 01/24/2013 7:19:19 AM PST by ontap
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I take that these rifles are chambered in something other than 5.56mm?


9 posted on 01/24/2013 7:21:19 AM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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High powered??? When I first read this, I thought maybe they were getting some SOCOM .458’s, .338 Lapua or Barrett M82 .50 cals!!!!Nah, puny little M4 wannabes in 5.56! The news media should be barred from reporting the news!


10 posted on 01/24/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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How the hell is .223 "high powered"?

My 70-year-old Mosin Nagant has considerably more muzzle energy!

11 posted on 01/24/2013 7:50:01 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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(Sarc on!)I’m guessing here but, since the LEOs are getting them they must be actually getting the dreaded “high power” version of the .223/5.56 round. Meanwhile we civilians are saddled with those crappy “low power” or “mediocre power” .223/5.56 ammo. Dang it, if the cops and troops have the “high power” ammo we should have it too. I’m really fed up with having to shoot targets less than 50 ft from the muzzle due to bullet drop with these lousy “low power” rds. (Sarc Off!)

Molon labe.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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Yup. From the post-WW2 years, through the 70s, many departments armed their officers with surplus M1 Carbines. A .30 caliber, 110 grain bullet, moving at around 1900fps.

Hi-Point still makes carbines chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. According to their site, the .40 S&W model MSRP is only $315. And their carbines are all rated for +P ammunition.

Hi Point Carbines

Hi-Point .40 S&W Carbine

13 posted on 01/24/2013 8:51:46 AM PST by holymoly
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Don’t like it. Those rifles will be unloaded and locked up in racks when needed. Schools need concealed handguns carried by people who, if not actually janitors or teachers or administrative people, are dressed and behave just like them. The next time some fruitcake tries to stroll into a school with a weapon the immediate response should be a lethal hail of bullets, not someone running off to alert security or to try to reach the means to stop him. Plus, I don’t like the idea of anything but pistol rounds being discharged in such crowded conditions.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 8:57:28 AM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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Im willing to bet these weapons will be stolen before too long . . .
This should have been a well kept secret,,, like whats in my trunk.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 9:24:15 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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