Monday, January 19, 2015

Old Shotguns

Why keep your old shotguns if they are retired?  I think there are several reasons to keep them.  Why retire them if they are so useful?  I think the patrol rifle is a better choice than the shotgun for day to day law enforcement.  Easier to use, more accurate, more precise.

We generally think about day to day operations under normal conditions.  What happens in extra-ordinary conditions?  In a riot a shotgun can be more intimidating.  In a major incident, you might need officers or even civilians to guard prisoners, or protect infrastructure.  Shotguns can be pulled from inventory and issued to those guards.

When planning for the future, look to the past.  In the last 100 years we have been concerned about invasions from both Mexico and Germany and Japan.  Terrorists have threatened us and we put guards out at many locations.  Every few years we have had to call out the National Guard somewhere in the nation to keep order.  Having a few extra serviceable guns might be a good idea; that's what the SGT Says.

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