Thursday, September 18, 2014

LA Schools to Give Back Guns

No, wait a minute, they're going to keep the M16s and MRAP but give back the grenade launchers.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified school police officials decided they would reject the military weaponry that they acquired through the federal government’s 1033 Program, which Congress passed in the early 1990s so that law-enforcement agencies could procure excess Defense Department supplies.

Los Angeles Unified had obtained three grenade launchers, 61 rifles, and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle, but will return the grenade launchers.
It would be one thing if they actually had ROTC classes, and trained high school students to join the military, but they won't. The rifles will just sit around making the school guards feel big until they ultimately get stolen. As for the MRAP:
Around California, the Oakland School Police Department received a "tactical utility truck," which will be used for school events and parades, according to Sgt. Barhin Bhatt. He added, “It's a rolling public relations vehicle. We end up having to bring out a gas can and jumper cables every time we want to drive it — it's only used twice a year."
Yep, pretty much used as a parade float.

Acquired at the ONT.

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