Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Police Products  >  Firearms

June 01, 2009
Print Comment RSS

Boston mayor says no to M-16 patrol units

By Michael Levenson and Donovan Slack
Boston Globe

BOSTON — Facing sharp criticism, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday that he will not approve a Boston Police Department plan to arm neighborhood officers with semiautomatic rifles, although he expressed some support for their use by specialized units.

The police have obtained 200 M-16s free of charge from the US military and made plans to train dozens of officers and arm them with the rifles. A Globe story yesterday said police officials told union leaders months ago and again in recent weeks that they planned to issue the weapons to precinct patrol officers, as well as specialized units such as the bomb squad and harbor patrol.

Full story: Boston mayor says no to M-16 patrol units

Request product info from top Firearms companies.
First:*Zip Code:*
Last:*Telephone:*
Department:*I recommend or purchase products for my Department:*
Department size:*Purchasing Timeframe:*
Email:*
*Required Field


PoliceOne Offers


Firearms Sponsors

Featured Distributor

Featured Products

Beretta Px4 Storm, Full Size, 9mm

Beretta Px4 Storm, Full Size, 9mm



Beretta 92 FS

Beretta 92 FS




Featured Videos

Top Product Articles

Featured Deals

Featured Product Categories

New Products

Police Firearms Questions

PoliceOne Offers