08/20/2009

Boston FBI chief pushes assault rifles for police

Boston Herald

BOSTON — Boston cops armed with military-style assault weapons would be better equipped to combat - and possibly deter - a terrorist attack on the city such as that which killed 173 people in Mumbai in November, said Warren T. Bamford, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Hub offices.

Though cognizant the public might not appreciate seeing their community cops armed to the teeth, “We would be more prepared if we had those here than if we didn’t. We should find a way,” Bamford told Herald editors and reporters yesterday.

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