Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GEE, MAYBE THE NRA ISN'T CRAZY AFTER ALL: Police in California schools get "assault weapons"

Remember when Democrat politicians and the media (isn't that redundant?) went bonkers after the NRA suggested protecting more schools with firearms?

It turns out locales in Dianne Feinstein's home state of California are quietly doing just that.

FONTANA, Calif. — The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.

Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December, a week before a gunman killed 26 students and educators at a Connecticut elementary school.

"I think it just further solidified the need to give our officers the tools they need to respond to an active shooter on campus," schools Police Chief Billy Green said Wednesday about the tragedy.

...The rifles were purchased to address a "critical vulnerability," although there has never been such an attack at any of the 45 Fontana campuses, the chief said. The 14 officers currently carry handguns, according to police officials.

I'm glad more school administrators are coming to their senses. You wouldn't put up a sign in front of your house stating it was a "gun-free zone". Doing so in schools is equally nonsensical.

Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News.

1 comment:

K-Bob said...

Nice pic. I'll bet Feinstein's bodyguards keep AR-style rifles in the trunk of the car when she's out and about.

BTW, after Obama's stupid EO the other day, you can't .223 or 5.56 ammo anywhere. From the big stores like Cabela's down to the little guys. Sold out.

Guy in one store told me that the place where they order stock usually has around 11,000 handguns ready to ship. They were down to 40 or so. People are even buying up collector's weapons at a higher-than-usual premium, just to have something at all.