A US law enforcement officer poses in front of a “weaponized” police vehicle.
President Barack Obama recently moved to ban police departments from receiving a range of “military style” weapons and equipment.
The ban effects weapons like grenade launchers and bayonets and a variety of armored vehicles.
Apparently still kosher are the now commonplace assault rifles that nearly all police departments now equip their officers with.
The White House just made the announcement in May. But the caveat in the announcement was the key word “some.” Washington will no longer provide police departments with “some military style weapons, equipment, vehicles and gear. But that “some” leaves a lot to be desired when it gives departments a free pass on military style assault weapons. […]