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    FONTANA, Calif. The semi-automatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre.

    Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December a week before the Connecticut school shooting. Over the holiday break, the district's 14 school police officers received 40 hours of training on the rifles. Officers check them out for each shift from a fireproof safe in the police force's main office.

    Fontana isn't the first district to try this. Other Southern California districts also have rifle programs some that have been in operation for several years. Fontana school police Chief Billy Green said he used money from fingerprinting fees to purchase the guns for $14,000 after identifying a "critical vulnerability" in his force's ability to protect students. The officers, who already wear sidearms, wouldn't be able to stop a shooter like the one in Connecticut, he said Wednesday.



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    damn what slow learners--

    out here in the sticks they have been carrying ar-15s for decades and you can't say these guys are funded with a silver spoon like the metro types.

    they all ways have either an ar-15 or a shotgun. the sidearm is more "what they wear"--

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    The cops in my hometown have had AR's for years. I am fairly sure they are personal weapons and not issued by the department. However, I could be wrong.

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    The old man was a Cop in Orange County (just south of L.A.) and they had AR's a long time ago. They were personally owned. I'm glad at least someone is learning from all this.
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    I find it funny that if you read the article the police are getting Semi-automatic High power Rifles. But everywhere else when everyone else gets the same type of rifles they are assault rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armyprep View Post
    I find it funny that if you read the article the police are getting Semi-automatic High power Rifles. But everywhere else when everyone else gets the same type of rifles they are assault rifles.
    That's just because the ones the police get are the ones that have the "hop -up-and-shoot-people-at-random-feature" removed during manufacturing which classifies them as something else.
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    The officers, who already wear sidearms, wouldn't be able to stop a shooter like the one in Connecticut, he said Wednesday.


    AHHHHHHH WHY THER FU$% NOT??????????? ID THINK ANY PROFESIONALY TRAINED PERSON WITH A SIDE ARM COULD HAVE STOPED THE CONNECTICUT SHOOTER AS WELL AS THE PRINCIPAL AN THE OTHERS WHO TIRED ALTHOUGH UNARMED. THIS IS THE MOST ASSANIE STAMENT. HAVING A AR DOSENT MAKE YOU BULLET PROOF ON WELL PLACED SHOT WOULD HAVE STOPPED HELL A POORLY PLACED SHOT WPOULD HAVE STOPED HIM A TASER WOULD HAVE STOPOED HIM A BAT WOULD HAVE STOPED HIM . A WELL LOCKED SECURE DOOR WOULD HAVE STOPPED HIM.


    I ALSO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SOME HAVE MADISON WI POLICE HAVE FULL AUTO WEAPONS ASSINED TO THEM . THEY TAKE THEM HOME WITH THEM AT NIGHT THEY CARRY THEM IN THERE OWN VEHICLES . I HAVE SEEN THEM UP CLOSE . ONE IS A HK UMP IN 45AUTO. THESE ARE NOT SWAT JUST BASIC LEO.S IN A PATROL CAR. I KNOW THIS FOR FACT. NOT ALL OF THEM BUT A FEW HAVE THEM .

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    I belong to a group of gentlemen that can stop a shooter like the one in Newtown from 600m, with a freakin Mosin.
    One of these days reporters will STFU and report the damned news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter_02 View Post
    I belong to a group of gentlemen that can stop a shooter like the one in Newtown from 600m, with a freakin Mosin.
    One of these days reporters will STFU and report the damned news.
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    My problem is not with the evil black rifles being in the hands of police.

    My problem is the idea of our children being locked down in public schools with police 'guards'.

    In the political environment that exists in America today,
    this is nothing more than 'prisoner conditioning'.

    All one would have to do is a little research to discover that successful police state conditioning starts with the young minds and ferments into a controlled dictatorship soon after.

    A handful of armed teachers, (read American citizens here) is all that is needed, not a full scale police take-over.

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