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Assault Weapons Proposal For Chicago PD

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    A couple of days ago, two cops were shot allegedly by gang members using a recovered AR-15 rifle.

    Some city officials are now proposing that all Chicago police officers be equipped with the same type of weapon because the officials claim the police department is outgunned. I am not a Chicago dweller, but I think this is a bad idea. One reason I think it's a bad idea is that if a gunfight begins, bullets are likely to get sprayed everywhere, making it even more unsafe for innocents.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    A couple of days ago, two cops were shot allegedly by gang members using a recovered AR-15 rifle.

    Some city officials are now proposing that all Chicago police officers be equipped with the same type of weapon because the officials claim the police department is outgunned. I am not a Chicago dweller, but I think this is a bad idea. One reason I think it's a bad idea is that if a gunfight begins, bullets are likely to get sprayed everywhere, making it even more unsafe for innocents.

    Depending on what round the AR 15 is chambered in the kill range is over mile (.338 Lapua). A 9mm is still lethal close to 1/2 mile. So the popular 9mm is lethal from the center of a circle 1 mile wide. The problem is no one has ever designed weapons for local law enforcement. Vocal parties in the issue either want weapons on one side that annihilate everything or on the other side they want no weapons at all. So all that happens is reactionary actions and status quo. I believe police officers buy their own pistols so that automatically limits specially designed weapons if one was available.
  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote:

    A couple of days ago, two cops were shot allegedly by gang members using a recovered AR-15 rifle.

    Some city officials are now proposing that all Chicago police officers be equipped with the same type of weapon because the officials claim the police department is outgunned. I am not a Chicago dweller, but I think this is a bad idea. One reason I think it's a bad idea is that if a gunfight begins, bullets are likely to get sprayed everywhere, making it even more unsafe for innocents.

    Depending on what round the AR 15 is chambered in the kill range is over mile (.338 Lapua). A 9mm is still lethal close to 1/2 mile. So the popular 9mm is lethal from the center of a circle 1 mile wide. The problem is no one has ever designed weapons for local law enforcement. Vocal parties in the issue either want weapons on one side that annihilate everything or on the other side they want no weapons at all. So all that happens is reactionary actions and status quo. I believe police officers buy their own pistols so that automatically limits specially designed weapons if one was available.
    Trump just visited the NRA; the result is the weapons industry will sell only more; that is the objective; lives don't count in this country, only money counts; the same with healthcare. Day by day we are moving closer to the cliff.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Chet, I'm thinking the .223 round will be used in the police department, if it is, I can see shootouts like in Iraq and Afghanistan, and yes, you're absolutely correct, that weapon was designed for the military, not for homeland use. But you and me both know the police departments across our nation have become militarized.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The undercurrent talk about the military .223 when it was coming out was a small low powered round that would stay in the victims body richocheting and tumbling off bones causing great internal damage. A wounded soldier being a greater burden than a fatality. As far as militarising the police I used to work out in a gym with a lot of law enforcement members. When tthe shooter was in the Texas school tower they were talking about ways to maximize killing. There are a lot of extremes in this country.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I'm having second thoughts of going to some of that city's venues, I'd like to go to taste of Chicago, but because of shootings on the rise in certain areas and on expressways, I may not go at all, seems everyone has a gun these days, and the gangs have even more powerful ones than the cops, I agree Chi-raq was a good name for a movie.

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I read a comment that said:

    Once, guns were made so wars could be fought. Now wars are fought so guns can be made.