Equipping cops with military weaponry and equipment has many down sides…not the least of which is the potential for that equipment to:
Law enforcement officers from two counties are searching for an unmarked police car loaded with weapons, ammunition, riot gear — and possibly even an emergency light — that was stolen from outside a Hialeah restaurant early Friday morning.
As we gun owners have been saying for years, it is not safe to store weapons in vehicles. Unattended police vehicles are especially vulnerable because there is no doubt that they will contain some items highly desirable to criminals. As more and more potent weapons and equipment are routinely carried by more and more regular “beat cops”, expect this type of crime to increase.