Semi-automatic technology is over 100 years old! Semi-automatic(aka Self loading)tech is not machine gun full-automatic tech, some firearms merely look similar. Civilian ownership of such firearms are a right, not a privilege.
Current "laws" suppressing ownership are blatant infringements. Having a semi automatic heart means you represent the unique freedom & liberty of America, and are standing watch over those sacred rights. I have this heart: How about you?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Officers to add rifles to arsenal, cite criminal use (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Steve Cruse, owner of Cruse Uniform which supplies equipment to the Little Rock Police Department, shows an M-4 style .223-caliber carbine rifle that patrol officers will begin using.
Police are finalizing the steps to equip patrol officers with semi-automatic carbine rifles...Little Rock Chief of Police Stuart Thomas said that by April 4, department policies will allow officers to furnish the weapons that would ride along with them as they patrol their beats...the only Little Rock officers currently allowed to carry rifles are SWAT members, according to Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings ...
---Story at Arkansas Online--- So another agency upgrades their Officers to use AR pattern rifles. There is no info as to if they are semi-automatics or full-automatic machine-guns (i.e. "M-16"s) being chosen for this role...(S9)