Sunday, August 01, 2010
Chicago Cops Need the Right to Carry Shotguns or Carbines
The officers should be able carry serviceable .12 gauge shotguns or a range of carbines both rifle and pistol caliber. Uniformity is not nearly as important as having sufficient weaponry to gain parity with the ghetto rats.
The department will not purchase the weapons but many cops have them already or have access to them. If the officers have them they should be allowed to bring them.
Every California police department regardless of size or location has had both a shotgun and carbine since the Bank of America shootout in North Hollywood more than a decade ago.
Officers should simply document their training and yearly practice with the weapons whether on private or department run ranges in a To/From memorandum.
Many cops are military veterans that have extensive experience with the M-4/AR-15/M-16 family of rifles. That should be adequate.
Here is me with my shotgun of choice for police work, the M-3 HK/Benelli convertible pump/semi-automatic shotgun. Attacking cops carrying these weapons maybe some ghetto rat’s last bad decision made on this earth.