Sure, everyone thinks the tactical rifle and sniper duties are the ways of Carlos Hathcock and mile-long shots. And then there’s reality. “I had a Special Forces trained sniper once tell me, “Life begins at the triple zero.” Meaning, it was best to work at 1,000 yards or more. “This image has so distorted...
Smith & Wesson Corporation recently received contracts from the Massachusetts State Police and the Vermont State Police for new duty firearms from the M&P Pistol Series.
In Lawrence, Kansas, Police Chief Tarik Khatib has asked his city commission to create a new program allowing patrol officers to purchase their own rifles for on-duty use. City commissioners delayed action on that proposal, saying they wanted to gather public feedback first.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, “A cache of Los Angeles Police Department submachine guns and handguns was stolen…[recently] from a secured building used by the department's SWAT unit, raising fears that the weapons, which police had altered to fire only blanks, could be converted back to lethal use, police officials confirmed.”
Some economic stimulus money, provided by the federal government, was being used by police departments to buy new firearms.