Fort Worth, TX Police plan to purchase 200 AR15's


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HighVelocity
March 21, 2005, 08:50 AM
I saw this blurb on Fox 4 Dallas website. I have had nothing but positive interactions with Fort Worth PD and I am glad to see that they are finally getting some new hardware. BUT, do they have to keep using the stereotypical term "assault" rifles? :banghead:

FORT WORTH: POLICE PLAN TO PURCHASE NEW RIFLES

(FORT WORTH, March 18) -- Fort Worth police are testing some new, more powerful weapons. The department purchased AR-15 rifles to make sure officers are not outgunned by criminals. The assault rifles provide a more accurate shot, and fire longer distances than weapons they now carry. Officers with the gang and critical response unit will the the first ones to get training. Eventually, some 200 officers will carry the AR-15s. The department plans to purchase 200 AR-15s. They will be paid for by the recently-renewed crime control and prevention district tax.

http://www.kdfwfox4.com/default2.htm

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GreenFurniture
March 21, 2005, 09:02 AM
Would you rather they called them "poodle shooters?"

MaterDei
March 21, 2005, 09:03 AM
I think that people honestly think that AR stands for assault rifle.

patentmike
March 21, 2005, 11:39 AM
Plano police recently decided to buy some ARs as well. It seems they were outgunned by some criminals with an SKS and couldn't shoot back because of the possibility of hitting bystanders. Now with ARs they can hold their fire at a much higher rate.

Onmilo
March 21, 2005, 11:42 AM
Good for them, Police officers and their administrators should be well aware that play time is over.
It's a whole new field of bad guys in the realm of law enforcement.

Spreadfire Arms
March 21, 2005, 12:47 PM
I believe they are purchasing them direct from Rock River Arms.

CentralTexas
March 21, 2005, 12:49 PM
and wear combat boots since they really want to be a paramilitary organization instead of police. Oh wait, nevermind....
CT

sturmruger
March 21, 2005, 12:55 PM
Good for them. I know my local PD bought ARs a few years ago. I see them out at the range from time to time. They are pretty good with those things.

whitebear
March 21, 2005, 02:21 PM
A private individual here in Tulsa recently ponied up the entire purchase price for 100 AR-15s (RRA, if I recall correctly) for the Tulsa PD. The officers are now in the process of qualifying with the rifles, and having them assigned for field use.

garyk/nm
March 21, 2005, 02:46 PM
patentmike,
Sly, very sly. And funny too!

WillBrayJr
March 21, 2005, 02:54 PM
They should call them patrol rifles since the officers will be carrying in the field. I don't consider firearms I shoot weapons, I consider them sporting arms wether it's a bolt-action or AR-15 rifle :)

GunnySkox
March 21, 2005, 03:23 PM
What DOES AR mean?

ARmalite?
Awesome Rifle?
Antagonist Repellant?

~Slam_Fire

Deavis
March 21, 2005, 07:36 PM
Come on patentmike :)

After all, we all know with "assualt weapons" nobody can hold their fire. As soon as you pick it up, you must instantly place it on your hip and spray a deadly hail of bullets into the nearest group of bystanders.

telcom911
March 21, 2005, 07:44 PM
I know our Dept. issued guns ( they are AR's and a few old mini-14's) have selector switches, making them, technically, assault rifles. The quote does not indicate this, but knowing how accurate and informed reporters are, I am going to give the writer the benefit of the doubt. ;)

PMDW
March 21, 2005, 08:55 PM
What DOES AR mean?

ARmalite?
Awesome Rifle?
Antagonist Repellant?

First one.

I heard about this a few days ago. I know the guy that's supplying them.

Missourigunner
March 22, 2005, 06:37 PM
If you remember , it was the loan of 5 AR15's to the LAPD by a local Gun Dealer during the Hollywood Shootout with the guys with AK-47's, That bailed the LAPD out of a big problem. Good show Fort Worth. :) :)

geojap
March 23, 2005, 12:53 PM
Good for them. They need it with all the problems Dallas is having with crime.

duckslayer
March 23, 2005, 01:47 PM
patentmike ... :D :D

That was pretty funny.

middy
March 23, 2005, 02:10 PM
do they have to keep using the stereotypical term "assault" rifles?
Ummm... they are assault rifles, HighVelocity.

Now, when journalists use the meaningless term "assault weapons", that's pretty irritating.

TechBrute
March 23, 2005, 02:36 PM
I don't want the cops to be outgunned by the criminals. I don't want to be outgunned by the cops. :D

HighVelocity
March 23, 2005, 02:49 PM
Ummm... they are assault rifles,

In this case I am going to refer to them as "counter assault" rifles. :D

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