BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department received 100 military surplus rifles as part of a federal program to combat criminals who "outgun" law enforcement.
Currently around 150 officers have the high-powered rifles. The officers who will receive some of the 100 new rifles got the opportunity today to... more »
FONTANA, Calif. - A Southern California school police force has acquired semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses under a controversial safety program. Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt 6940 rifles last fall, well before the Connecticut school massacre. The $1,000 rifles were received last... more »
NEW ORLEANS - People who have handguns and rifles can receive payouts with no questions asked at a gun buyback sponsored by the New Orleans Police Department on May 12. The Times-Picayune reports the event will start at 9 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Blvd. Police will... more »
CLINTON – State Police seized four assault rifles and a high-caliber pistol during a traffic stop in East Feliciana Parish this weekend. Troopers arrested the driver, 33-year-old James Behrnes, who investigators say is also a felon. The troopers were on patrol when they saw Behrnes speeding on LA 63 east... more »
Two men from Florida were found with a cache of high-powered rifles after Tangipahoa Parish deputies were called about the smell of marijuana.
Roberto Sanchez, Jr. of Boynton Beach and Michael Caruso of Delray Beach were arrested at a hotel. They are both charged with possession of a controlled... more »