All Videos Tagged donates (12160 Social Network) - 12160 Social Network 2024-02-24T22:34:04Z https://12160.info/video/video/listTagged?tag=donates&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Mass. Police Gets Grenade Launchers . Federal program donates surplus weapons tag:12160.info,2009-06-17:2649739:Video:71141 2009-06-17T22:06:15.299Z truth https://12160.info/profile/adap2k <a href="https://12160.info/video/mass-police-gets-grenade"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1943283175?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>(WWLP) - Like other law enforcers, West Springfield officers carry the usual handguns, handcuffs, pepper spray and ammunition.<br></br> <br></br> Unlike most police departments, this particular police force is also equipped with 2 grenade launchers, 4 M-14 semi-automatic rifles and one M-21 sniper rifle.<br></br> <br></br> According to the Boston Globe, West Springfield is one of 82 Massachusetts policeā€¦ <a href="https://12160.info/video/mass-police-gets-grenade"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/1943283175?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />(WWLP) - Like other law enforcers, West Springfield officers carry the usual handguns, handcuffs, pepper spray and ammunition.<br /> <br /> Unlike most police departments, this particular police force is also equipped with 2 grenade launchers, 4 M-14 semi-automatic rifles and one M-21 sniper rifle.<br /> <br /> According to the Boston Globe, West Springfield is one of 82 Massachusetts police departments that have obtained military surplus weapons over the last 15 years as part of a federal program.<br /> <br /> <br /> 12.160 MHz SOCIAL NETWORK - Resisting the New World Order<br/><a href="http://snardfarker.ning.com/"><img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/j_r_ohio/24a.jpg"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://snardfarker.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp?target=http%3A%2F%2Fsnardfarker.ning.com%2Fprofiles%2Fblog%2Fshow%3Fid%3D2142922%253ABlogPost%253A52511">Join this network</a> <br /> West Springfield Police Chief Thomas Burke told 22News, the grenade launchers can be used to fire tear gas in the event of a riot or a standoff.<br /> <br /> He says his officers are trained to use them if needed. "We haven't had to use this particular type of weapon but we have it in case we did," he said.<br /> <br /> Chief Burke added that taxpayers already paid for the guns and it would be a waste to have them destroyed.<br /> <br /> For the department, owning these weapons also means not having to wait for State Police to respond to a major emergency.<br /> <br /> The bottom line, he said it's better to be prepared than sorry.<br /> <br /> There are a handful of western Massachusetts police departments that have obtained military weapons from this federal program. Westfield has more than 30 rifles. Monson has 6 and Belchertown has 4.