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  •  No, not unilaterally disarm (0+ / 0-)

    Just that the police obey the same bans as everyone else.  If large capacity clips are bad, they're bad for everyone.  But if the police need 30 round clips to keep them safe against criminals, then so do civilians.  Can't have it both ways.

    Every weapon that civilians can own for self defense, the police can also have.  As we've already covered, and as you've refused to address, the police don't need semi-autos and 30 round clips, just range and accuracy.  They can still have sniper rifles and long range bolt action rifles, if that's what you want to limit civilians to.

    Even in North Hollywood, what they really needed was a clean headshot from a bolt action rifle.

    •  Bullshit... (0+ / 0-)
      Even in North Hollywood, what they really needed was a clean headshot from a bolt action rifle.
      Your armchair Monday morning quarterbacking aside, they needed to NOT have 2 armed and armoured assailants running amok... you honestly don't believe the LAPD had or attempted to have snipers in place or that the thought didn't cross their mind? How do you know they ever had a "clean headshot" on either of them?

      And yes, you're demanding that the police unilaterally disarm and divest themselves of the types of weapons and ammo the N.Hollywood marauders were able to easily obtain illegally before even DISCUSSING banning them for everyone? What's next? The military should also give up that weaponry in case of martial law? I mean by your "logic", they shouldn't have superior firepower over civilians either...

      Sorry, that makes no sense...

      Baby, where I come from...

      by ThatSinger on Thu May 01, 2014 at 09:59:57 AM PDT

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      •  No, I said at the same time (0+ / 0-)
        you're demanding that the police unilaterally disarm and divest themselves of the types of weapons and ammo the N.Hollywood marauders were able to easily obtain illegally before even DISCUSSING banning them for everyone?
        Nope, never said that, never said before.  Equality means at the same time.  I never said the cops would have to disarm before even DISCUSSING the bans.  Nonsense.  Cops can keep their guns during discussions.  And if 30 round clips are banned, on the day the ban goes into effect, that's the day the cops have to turn in their big clips.

        This conversation is getting boring.  It's obvious that you have no intention of ever demilitarizing the police.  You've said that the North Hollywood shooters were illegally armed, and want the police to be able to match that firepower.  So you aren't even interested in limiting police to semi-auto, let alone those limited to civilians.  I don't know why you're such a fan of big police shootouts and want more of them.  Makes no sense to me.

        Civilians and military are very different, you should understand that.  Police are NOT military, limits that apply to civilian police don't apply to military.

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