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  • no2sound no2sound Apr 24, 2009 7:54 AM Flag

    Shotguns traded in for tactical weapons

    Milwaukee police are trading shotguns for rifles in an effort to even the odds against criminals who Chief Edward Flynn said are increasingly likely to be toting their own assault-style weapons.

    Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett cited mass shootings in the United States, including recent killings of police officers in Oakland, Calif., and Pittsburgh, in explaining why Milwaukee officers are adopting the new .223-caliber, semiautomatic Smith & Wesson rifles.

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