Our president wants to de-militarize our local police forces. Will federal requirements dictated to troubled cities make sense in Mayberry? Do we want unelected federal officials to trump local decisions on police, schools or anything else?
Let Olympians decide how we want our police armed and trained.
Second, why would Obama lower our protection from bad guys at the very time he is saying too many guns are on the streets? Not just simple guns but automatic weapons, high velocity ammunition, and body armor. And not just local punks. Now cops face foreign inspired terrorists in museums, marathons and malls. Is this really a time to weaken our first line of defense?
And who is the second line of defense? When our police are overwhelmed we call in the military. Shall they de-militarize and leave their automatic weapons, snipers, and tanks behind and merely show up with police batons?
National Guard riot training emphasizes intimidation hoping to scare bad guys away rather than having to shoot them into being law abiding. Maybe Obama is just trying to please the crowd.
If lives matter, we are all going to live longer if the cops carry big guns and quell the brawl quickly.