Actually, it has – but only about an inch and only lasted a couple hours. No where near enough time to don your snow camo for an op where you had to sneak up on the perp. Oh, and that was only one winter in the last 14 that I’ve been here.
I don’t want to take any credit here, but Malgus’ link to someone named Ol’ Remus on the BOB topic has a really good article on the Ferguson issue now posted first. It addresses police militarization and has some very good points on how language has changed over time (law enforcement vs. peace officer) in addition to the entire Ferguson story. Check it out below – it’s well worth it. Scroll below the “Artist of the Day”.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine