Assault Weapons

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Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too Militarized

The news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.

08/15/2014

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Authorities Make Major Weapons Bust In Inland Empire

Authorities announced a major weapons bust in the Inland Empire Thursday.

11/07/2013

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Police: Escaped Mental Patient Who Threatened Children Back In Custody

A mental patient who escaped from a Santa Ana facility Friday and who reportedly threatened children in the past, is back in custody.

05/04/2013

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LA School PD Has ‘No Plans’ To Keep High-Powered Weapons On LAUSD Campuses

The Los Angeles School Police Department has no plans to keep high-powered weapons on campuses despite the Fontana Unified School District’s decision to purchase 14 AR-15 assault rifles to protect its students.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/23/2013

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Fontana School PD Purchases 14 AR-15 Assault Weapons To Protect Students

The Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons to protect students in response to recent shootings across the country, but some school leaders and citizens think it’s a step in the wrong direction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/22/2013

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Villaraigosa Takes Obama’s Gun Control Reform One Step Further

Hours after President Obama called on Congress to pass tougher gun laws, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday issued a warning to companies that have a stake in the firearms industry.

01/16/2013

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