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  •  How many shots fired in those incidents? (0+ / 0-)

    None that I see from the links you posted. If there wasn't a shootout, why do the cops need more than revolvers?

    Why are you arguing that the only defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a bigger gun?  If the cops don't have the biggest guns, they're forced to surrender?  What kind of argument is that?

    Should the cops get some of those "dangerous and unusual" weapons, so they always have an edge at turning suspects into hamburger?

    The cops can lead by example. Nothing you posted refutes that.

    •  Machine guns v. pistols = machine gun ban. (0+ / 0-)

      So, either ban/restrict them, or let the police have them.

      In the real world, those are the choices.

      •  I choose equality with the police (0+ / 0-)

        But machine gun means full auto.  A revolver can fire bullets just as fast as an AR-15.  You can ban high capacity mags for everyone, police included.

        The police work for the civilians. They don't get to be better armed. They have the force of law backing them up. They don't need bigger guns as well.

        Disarm everyone, police first, or disarm no one. That's your real world choice.

        •  Good luck with that. In another country, that (0+ / 0-)

          wasn't so saturated with guns and easy access to guns, that might fly, but not in the U.S.

          •  I guess we're at an impasse (0+ / 0-)

            If big guns for self defense are necessary for the police, it applies for civilians as well.  And this country must not be as saturated in guns as you say, or you wouldn't so quickly reject a possible solution.

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