crap to LE agencies(annoying autoplay warning), including
The federal government shipped nearly 4,000 more assault rifles to local
law enforcement agencies in the three months following the Ferguson
riots, marking a huge surge in the amount of lethal firearms being doled
out to police and sheriff’s offices.
What has risen is the number of weapons being transferred out — for
example, that huge spike in rifles. Ms. Schirmacher said that was
because a moratorium on weapons transfers between agencies expired last
fall, and then this August — coincidentally, the same month as the
initial Ferguson riots — thePentagon itself began issuing weapons again.
“This has created a high demand for both new requests for weapons as well as transfer requests,” the spokeswoman said.
Does this look like a group of peace officers to you?
And apparently the ATF 'once a automatic weapon, always a automatic weapon' doesn't hold for LE agencies:
She said the rifles are being retrofitted to make them unable to fire in
automatic or burst mode, so by the time their officers get them, the
rifles will be only able to fire as semiautomatics.
Must be nice to work under different rules from the commoners.