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  • BRPD gets training with ex-military rifles Play Video

    January 30, 2013 3:58 PM

    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., schools get high-powered rifles

    January 23, 2013 1:03 PM

    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 »
  • Police will pay for handguns, rifles

    April 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    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 »
  • LSP: Assault rifles found during traffic stop

    January 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    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 »
  • Drug call leads to weapons cache in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 11, 2010 2:10 AM

    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 »

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