action without substance

Today the news is President Obama has restricted the transfer of some military style equipment to police forces.  It’s certainly a step in the right direction, but when you really look at the list you realize it’s action without substance.  For instance, the military can longer give heavy belt fed machine guns but it’s still okay to transfer medium belt fed machine guns.  Why any police force in America thinks it needs a belt fed machine gun is beyond me.

The list goes on.  They can’t give tracked armored vehicles but wheeled armored vehicles are okay.  Which means that the military can’t provide a police force a tracked main battle tank.  So at least we’ve got that going for us.

We could list it all, but won’t.

Because sometimes, pictures are worth it all.  So what can the military still give to police forces?  Eh, not much, just every single piece of equipment shown in this picture.  All of it.

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