Machine Guns In New York City?!

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Absofreakinglutely…if you are the government.

Starting this week, and thanks to a $150M grant from the feds, the new “Torch Patrol” will monitor New York City’s subway and other areas. Unlike the rest of us, they will be keeping and bearing arms –M4s and MP5s, as well as the other usual military (yes, military) gear.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says that “everybody has their opinion” on whether the cost is too high. “We think this is a reasonable expenditure of funds.” The magic word again: reasonable.

3:30 pm on April 25, 2008