Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Patrol Rifle

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/terrorists-killed-hostages-fre

Terrorists attacked the offices of a magazine in Paris, France.  They showed up and shot the guard, members of the magazine staff, and responding police.  There were only a couple of terrorists, but they created havoc in the city.

Later, several terrorists held hostages at another venue and murdered more people and shot at police again.  One or more of the suspects may have escaped the dragnet.  The attackers were armed with assault rifles.

Police in any city in the United States need to be able to respond immediately to this kind of attack.  A terrorist can be in Iraq or France one day and only hours later can be anywhere in the USA.  A few days of training in firearms can make any determined terrorist very lethal.  There is no time to return to the station to pick up patrol rifles or wait for SWAT to arrive.  Patrol rifles are a must for every officer; that's what the SGT Says.

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