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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HighVelocity, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. HighVelocity

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    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:

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

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    Would you rather they called them "poodle shooters?"
     
  3. MaterDei

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    I think that people honestly think that AR stands for assault rifle.
     
  4. patentmike

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Spreadfire Arms

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    I believe they are purchasing them direct from Rock River Arms.
     
  7. CentralTexas

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    Next they will get black outfits or camo

    and wear combat boots since they really want to be a paramilitary organization instead of police. Oh wait, nevermind....
    CT
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    patentmike,
    Sly, very sly. And funny too!
     
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    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 :)
     
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    What DOES AR mean?

    ARmalite?
    Awesome Rifle?
    Antagonist Repellant?

    ~Slam_Fire
     
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    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.
     
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    Ya know, they may really be Assault Rifles.

    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. ;)
     
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    First one.

    I heard about this a few days ago. I know the guy that's supplying them.
     
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    Fort Worth, Texas Police plan to purchase 200 AR15's

    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. :) :)
     
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    Good for them. They need it with all the problems Dallas is having with crime.
     
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    patentmike ... :D :D

    That was pretty funny.
     
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    Ummm... they are assault rifles, HighVelocity.

    Now, when journalists use the meaningless term "assault weapons", that's pretty irritating.
     
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    I don't want the cops to be outgunned by the criminals. I don't want to be outgunned by the cops. :D
     
  21. HighVelocity

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