Vernon police want to phase out their arsenal of bean bag-propelling shotguns on favor of a more efficient "less than lethal" weapons system.What? Since when does .45ACP become 'less than lethal' unless you buy really expensive, specialty ammo?
Police are asking permission from the Town Council to trade 20 Mossberg Model 590A1 shotguns to a "licensed federal firearms dealer" in exchange for 14 new Glock Model 36 handguns.
Not until the end of the article does this appear:
Lt. William Meier on Friday said the newer system is a 40mm launcher that fires rubber-coated projectiles. SWAT officers currently use that system, he said.Well that makes more sense. Too bad the rest of the article talks about 'more efficient system' and handguns in the same context.
Is there any wonder the general public has no clue about the specifics of firearms?