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"We Need Long Guns!!" - Boston PD

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. TRX

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    > would you lend a rifle to the police?

    I'd first want to know what happened to the rifle my taxes paid for.

    Every patrol car in my community has had an M-16 in the trunk since at least the mid-1970s, to my knowledge. Probably earlier.
     
  2. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Heck yes I would!

    If they were on my street, protecting me and mine and it was bad enough to be asking for guns / ammo / help....

    Absolutely!
     
  3. RugerBob

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    What cop wants to fire a weapon that he doesn't know or use? Why fire at a human in a city area if your not sure if its even sighted in correctly?

    So, no, not lending.
     
  4. Sgt_R

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    Not a chance. If things are so bad in my neighborhood that the local PD needs to borrow my rifle, then I most definitely need it more than they do.

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  5. denton

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    You have only one??? :)
     
  6. Sgt_R

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    I only have one AR, yes, but it's a good one (BCM with all the trimmings).

    I sold my backup (M&P MOE) recently at an inflated price to fund another project. I do plan to replace it after the market settles down.

    R
     
  7. 0to60

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    I'm amazed at how many people have said "no" so far. Do you guys realize that the cops are the good guys?? I don't understand the hostility.
     
  8. Sgt_R

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    No hostility, I simply expect the police to "make due" with the ample resources which they already possess. Given the images of the scene in Boston, I believe they had the situation well in hand:

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    I reserve the right to retain my own limited resources for my own defense.

    R
     
  9. ChaoSS

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    Some of the cops are the good guys.


    Some of them aren't.


    I can see some of the people in rural areas who know their local LE and say yes. But anyone in a city, who doesn't know the cops personally, who would hand over their guns, is just being foolish.
     
  10. BullfrogKen

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    Hostility?

    Who's being hostile?


    Fact is in 95% of the police departments across the country the leadership wouldn't condone it anyway. The risk and liability of using a rifle they don't know, with ammo they don't know, not knowing where it's sighted in is too high. Hell in my state if a cop hasn't qualified with a particular firearm within the last year he can't even use it on duty. So it's not a matter of some cop asking and you getting a chance to help them out.

    They wouldn't be asking, really shouldn't be asking, and ought to spend time getting long guns and training to use them before an event occurs that they do need them.


    This topic really isn't based in reality, so I'm closing it.
     
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