Highway Military

Saturday, May 1, 2010
Posted in category police state

A total of 105 Bushmaster AR-15 rifles were purchased for the Maine state police troopers:

A total of 105 of the guns were recently purchased for the state’s regular patrol troopers, who have been using semi-automatic 9 mm Ruger carbine rifles. The $76,191 price for the new guns was paid by a combination of drug funds and state revenues, Beaudoin said.

“They’re very happy, but I think I’m happiest of all because they’re safe and have the equipment they need,” she said. “They do so much for us, putting their lives on the line.”

Troopers have been using assault-style weapons for several years, Fleming said Friday. He said the weapons were necessary “for the safety of our officers.”

This ain’t your father’s police state. Thanks to Charles Everett for the link.

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14 Responses to Highway Military

  1. Darren Powers says:

    May 1st, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Expect mandatory burkas for everyone and a return to this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

  2. Jeannie Queenie says:

    May 1st, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Somehow DP, your remark above evades me, or am I just tired? Pray tell, what does a window tax have to do with state troopers getting new rifles? And further, where do burkas come into this picture with either windows or rifles? The only connection I get is possibly this one…if I were a babe forced to wear a burka, I’d probably be sitting by a window with a rifle ready to aim at an Imam…he would get the butt of the rifle up his, you guessed it….butt! As well, he’d get his 72 virgins.

  3. Michael says:

    May 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Eh, I don’t have a problem with it. Other than I think they got ripped off. You can buy a new Bushmaster AR-15 for around $800 individually. So the Maine State police buys a bulk order and is only able to get a $725 unit price?

    And they used their “drug funds” to pay for this, at least in part? What the heck does that mean? Is the state of Maine in the drug running business? Wait, don’t answer that.

  4. Sal says:

    May 2nd, 2010 at 11:46 am

    The most ridiculous part of the article is this statement by Chief of the State Police, Col. Patrick Fleming: “It has been a growing trend nationally that people are committing more crimes with these types of long guns…”

    Spare the bullshit, Chief.

    Oh, technical note: Bushmaster does not manufacture an AR-15. The AR-15 is a Colt product. No surprise on errant news articles though, as the media uses weapons, assault weapons, machine guns, AR-15s and AK-47s interchangeably. They all sound sooooo scary.

  5. Darren Powers says:

    May 2nd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry. My above comment was meant for a different post: “FDA and Congress to Ban/Regulate Sunshine”

  6. Jeannie Queenie says:

    May 2nd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    So the Maine troopers got some new guns. Can’t help but wonder if it has anything to do with the growing Tea Party movement here in New England. Yes, the land of the liberals are starting to see the light, sometimes even the camera light of your friendly, or not so, local cop getting into your face with a camera while you hold a sign peacefully at a tea party rally.

    Check out 4:15 in this video. The grandmother in amazement asks the cop if the picture is going into the newspaper, to which he replies, ‘nah, we just send these to our corporate office”. Her reply, “what’s your corporate office?” Copper says,
    “I think you know who our corporate office is?” Folks, this kind of scene makes for brown spots in one’s panties, no? Ck here–Clinton Crossing is a nice mall here in CT….as you can
    see, the folks here are just down-home, everyday, friendly types wondering what the hell is happening to their country, expressing this with signs in a peaceful manner. This happened just yesterday, May 1, ’10.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deko83W9gkA Also, don’t miss the other scene later at about 7:40 where a dad tells how his daughter was hauled into the principal’s office for not adoring the Messianic One.

  7. Iluvatar says:

    May 3rd, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Brown “spotties” in one’s panties?

    Your’re kidding yes? O/w I am LMAO………………………

    Will get back to this tomorrow, or the next..

  8. Jeannie Queenie says:

    May 4th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Iluvatar, Nope, I wasn’t kidding…wouldn’t you get said brown spots in your shorts if you were having your photo taken by a cop who tells you the pic is being sent to corporate? The next video below also gives one pause, as it shows how kids with no schooling or jobs on the horizon could be drawn into being a cop..a cop with a BIG GUN…yep, like the flick says, “it will help give you a false sense of superiority”. Entitled, Whitest Kids U Know – Join The Police Force, this is a very short video 43 seconds–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6CYm5tfB8

    On a less serious note, this is my all time favorite video on police. I can guarantee you won’t get brown spots, but you will LYAO.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTFsQL1WNiA

  9. M. Terry says:

    May 4th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Here’s what cops with AR15 rifles do – kill pets – in front of kids – and charge the parents with second-degree child endangerment: http://ratemycop.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&func=view&catid=11&id=59690&Itemid=162

    Gun control for all government agents. Oh yeah – they found a little pot. Don’tcha feel safe now?

    BTW, Jeannie, the asshat Policeman who instructed the nice lady that she should know where his “corporate offices” are is the “brown stain”.

  10. Sal says:

    May 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    @M. Terry:

    There is portion of that raid on YouTube, in case you haven’t yet seen it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwSwvUaRqc

  11. Iluvatar says:

    May 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    @JQ:

    Only from a view of a view of being exhausted (from recent activities and some really serious posts that I think affect our Nation and our people), I used to call that “tire tracks” instead – and that is to be funny ONLY.

    Except, when you were threatened w/ you life – then it would be called “tire tracks”; hey! Did I just not say this??

    Which is the point you were trying to make, DUH!

    I did not get a chance to watch your clips.

    It’s a choice of words. But you were still bang on. Keep kickin’ some A, OK?

    We all need your wisdom & guidance.

    OFF TOPIC: Some very important guidance for anyone who wants to go out for a long run after eating eggs & bacon (yeah!, bacon)?

    Don’t! You will NOT return w/ all of the clothes you went out with, KAY??!!!

    OK, now I need to read your post in detail… (whew! I am still not banned from this site…. yet…)

    Another post…….

    I am still digesting your post here…

  12. Iluvatar says:

    May 5th, 2010 at 3:02 am

    @ JQ:

    Still trying to work your stuff off…

    But this is absolutely hysterical! Where do find this? I need some pointers here…

    On a less serious note, this is my all time favorite video on police. I can guarantee you won’t get brown spots, but you will LYAO.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTFsQL1WNiA

    I am sorry, but I am LMAO on this one… ><

  13. Iluvatar says:

    May 5th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    @ JQ:

    As regards my insensitive comment about the brown spotties.

    Read you post in more detail, then looked at my prior responses.

    This was serious and non-funny.

    I’d like to apologize for that, please?

    The points you were trying to make were important. Thank-you for that; I really like your contributions here.

    Still? For other applications of a humerous nature, I would really like to steal that phrase. It is way more funny that “train tracks”.

  14. Michael says:

    May 6th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    @M. Terry

    Good observation. EVERY police raid usually involves the maiming of some innocent household pet. Never fails.

    :(

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