|*M-16A1 rifle pictured at top*|
Inside the safe are 10 Vietnam-era, automatic M-16 assault rifles...the M-16s were obtained from a federal government surplus program...the M-16s and night vision goggles, (were) obtained through the Law Enforcement Support Organization. The program allows local police departments in all 50 states to borrow surplus military gear without cost, ranging from weapons and high-tech radios to Humvees..."It's not even legal for me to handle them," he said. "I'm going to turn them back over to the federal government as soon as I can. I don't think we need them. Maybe one, but not 10."
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