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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:46 AM
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140. SWAT teams are generally organized along paramilitary lines...
but yes, legally, they are still civilians.

What military hardware are you talking about?

You do realize that when you see an officer with something like this:

...that it is usually not a real M16/M4, but a non-automatic civilian AR-15, yes?

True, there are exceptions (and some SWAT teams have even bought APC's, egads), but for the most part police departments try to stick with civilian guns for their regular patrol officers.
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