Highway MilitarySaturday, May 1, 2010
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.