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@clementismyname answered…7mos

Yes, but only the SWAT team should have access to it in emergencies in which they are called in.

@7555FX5 from New Jersey answered…7mos

Yes, as long as American civilians have access to the same equipment.

@93HTZPV answered…8mos

Yes as the equipment is bought cheaply from the military. Reduce unnecessary spending.

@93HNT69 from Illinois answered…8mos

Yes, they should be trained to know how to use it to its intended use, they should be able to have the upper hand to protect our LEOs and be more powerful to the criminals.

@8T9D7X5 from California answered…8mos

Yes, but get rid of grants incentivizing use of military grade equipment and restrict firearms to pistols, shotguns and sub-machine guns.

@6VB5B4J from Michigan answered…8mos

No, civilian law enforcement shouldn't be equipped with anything that a law abiding citizen couldn't own (excluding NFA items).

@92YHQCV from California answered…8mos

No, higher agencies should handle extreme situations with specialized training and equipment. However, if police departments are given strict training on how and when to use the equipment, and will only use military-grade equipment in response to extreme situations like the higher agencies with specialized training and equipment, then Yes.

@92YHQCV from California answered…8mos

No, if they're used on a Daily Basis. But if they're used only in response to extreme situations and with strict training on how and when to use the equipment, then Yes.

@92YHQCV from California answered…8mos

On a Daily Basis, No. But if they're used only in response to extreme situations and with strict training on how and when to use the equipment, then Yes.

@92YHQCV from California answered…8mos

Yes, but only in response to extreme situations, and with strict training on how and when to use the equipment

@Legolass from South Carolina answered…9mos

Yes, but only if citizens are also allowed to use military grade equipment.

@9334YP3 answered…9mos

Excepting the sheriff's department, all police departments should be abolished and replaced by civil militias. Private citizens should be freely able to acquire, own and use military grade equipment.

@92ZT2NT from Illinois answered…9mos

Yes, but with strict training and only using them in extreme life threatening situations only.

@92X5HLD from California answered…9mos

@9229SCK from California answered…10mos

The amount of police brutality has risen through the years. The police should be taught the right way without the privilege of military weapons.

@8ZGPKM9 from Missouri answered…11mos

yes only if they are trained and its need and and also if they are in danger for there life

@8ZDTRL7 from Georgia answered…11mos

Yes, but with strict training on how and when to use the equipment and also when the governor of the state gives the okay to do so

@8ZD5RNT from Washington answered…12mos

I don't think that they need to use high expense explosives and other misses/dangerous military equipment but for certain occasions depending on what they may need some kind of high powered semi or auto assault rifle or other guns.

 @RickStewart from Iowa answered…12mos

In a just country, where the government is not persecuting its own citizens, no military grade equipment will be necessary for law enforcement to do its job, which is to serve and protect.

@5G638ZV answered…12mos

Yes, but civilians should have access to the same equipment as law enforcement.

@8Z2K5WB answered…12mos

@8YYBYBH from California answered…1yr

Hell no, they are already shooting people and arresting them, and framing them for no reason. SO I don't think giving the military-grade equipment is a good idea at all, if they want to use that stuff go to the military!! Sign up, but they should never be allowed to get their hands on the military-grade equipment, ever.

@8YRQH43 from California answered…1yr

Both with extreme situations and with strict training on how and when to use the equipment.

@8YF4BR7 from Montana answered…1yr

Yes, but only if approved by higher agencies in case they cant reach the area in time.

@8YJ6ZGY from Michigan answered…1yr

Yes, but only in response to extreme situations with proper training.

 Deleted answered…1yr

Yes, but it should only be used in extreme cases and should be provided with better training.

@8PWXW4S from Oregon answered…1yr

Yes, but only in the most extreme situations and with the proper training

 Deleted answered…1yr

Yes, but it should be used only in extreme cases and should be handled with better training.

@8XXLTYK answered…1yr

@8XT5R4B from New York answered…1yr

Back when I was a child, growing up in a family of police officers, cops had the standard equiptment and used it to the best of their knowledge and ability, based on the situation they were about to enter. The weapons they carry are not conducive to the reason(s) they use it, i.e. guns don't kill, people do. It's all about the mindset of the officer, not the weapon. If you have a trigger-happy cop, it's not going to matter what he's/she's carrying

 Deleted answered…1yr

Yes, but it should be used only in response to extreme situations and should be handled with better training.

 Deleted answered…1yr

Yes, but they should be used only in extreme cases and should be handled with better training.

@8XPB39B from New York answered…1yr

Yes but only when extremely necessary like if there was to be another terror attack

@8XNW2C4 from North Carolina answered…1yr

@8XH4JKP from Missouri answered…1yr

Military equipment should only be used if necessary. If the time comes that military equipment is needed to be used the police need proper training and know when and when not to use such weapons.

@8X8FW3X from California answered…1yr

Yes, but only in extreme situations and only those with strict training should be allowed to use it.

@8X5YTFK from Connecticut answered…1yr

depending on what they are doing like say protecting a building or something yes but for every day use no

@tasibuttel from Nevada answered…1yr

No, if the military equipment needs to be involved I don't think it should be in the hands of the police but rather the swat and/or national guard.

@8RF85ML from New York answered…1yr

Yes, "military grade" is designed to make this equipment sound unreasonable. Police with inadequate equipment put themselves at greater risk and make poorer decisions.

@8TWBTT9 from North Carolina answered…1yr

Sure, as long as they are trained properly and thoroughly and the situation calls for it. Someone who stole a candy bar from Walmart shouldn't be held at gunpoint with an M1911 pistol.

@8WT4VQ6 from Colorado answered…1yr

@8WRKRDY from Kentucky answered…1yr

@8WRKRXL from Kentucky answered…1yr

depending on the siutation yes, but if the people are protesting for something the police shouldn't be allowed to use such weapons.

@8WCXMPV from North Carolina answered…1yr

Yes, they should be trained more extensively on how and when to use it. They should also only use it in dire situations