I agree. Just because a community, in these difficult times screaming out for people to better protect themselves, want to use more significant firepower is not a step closer to militarized police power. That would suggest a fear of weapons. How staff conduct themselves would dictate that.How could we force our front-line defenders to go against better-armed criminals ? A carbine would allow precision shots over greater distances.
Do we want REAL protection for us and for our Officers, or just a “show”?