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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:59 AM

Police Assault Rifles Approved In Marion, Iowa; Department Joins Trend, Will Buy AR-15s For Officers [View all]

Now gun nuts will demand rocket launchers to 'fight the gubberment.'
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In what appears to be a growing trend across the United States, the police department in a small Iowa town will be packing a lot of extra heat in order to handle a potential mass shooting, like the one that claimed 28 lives in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

The city council of Marion, Iowa, a town of about 35,000 people a few miles northeast of Cedar Rapids, voted Thursday night to allow the town's police department to purchase $50,000 worth of semi-automatic assault rifles for officers to keep in their patrol cars.

The $50,000 will be spent on 25 AR-15 rifles, which cost roughly $2,000 each, Police Chief Harry Daugherty told The Huffington Post on a call Thursday.

The AR-15 is a lightweight, semi-automatic, military-style rifle that can hold magazines of up to 100 bullets. It can fire more than 120 rounds per minute, depending on how fast its user pulls the trigger. More than three million Americans own an AR-15, making it the most popular rifle in the country, according to CBS.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/police-assault-rifles-weapons-ar15-department-marion_n_2546935.html

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