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Local police department refuses to disclose what weapons it owns

v3rgEz (125380) writes | about a year ago

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v3rgEz (125380) writes "Want to know what guns your neighbor has? Generally public record. What guns your government has? That's top secret.

A recent public records request for the armaments of a local police department in Somerville, MA., was met with a surprising response: Releasing a list of guns the department held "is likely to jeopardize public safety," and so is exempt from public disclosure. Maybe they're arming up for an insurrection?"

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Oh, really? (1)

Deadstick (535032) | about a year ago | (#43432979)

Want to know what guns your neighbor has? Generally public record.

Might want to check on that...

Re:Oh, really? (0)

v3rgEz (125380) | about a year ago | (#43434227)

It varies greatly state to state, but most states have this as some form of public record.
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