Assault Weapons Hysteria Local
Knoxville police are coming across more high-capacity weapons.
Lt. Greg Hoskins says he finds one last week particularly disturbing.
“On December 23rd we stopped a car with four teens inside, one just 15 years old. They had a semi automatic assault rifle, they had several handguns and magazines for those handguns,” said Hoskins.
He says there have been several similar situations.
“We have traffic stops and find rounds or magazines or weapons in cars where there is a group of people in the car.”
In the past, he says police would find someone with a handgun that might hold 8 to 10 rounds, now they are facing assault weapons capable of holding 100 rounds in a single magazine.
“The guys that shoot these high capacity weapons just spray them in all directions and that is obviously an extreme danger wherever this happens,” said Hoskins.
We do? I disagree:
Hoskins says people who carry such weapons are a major threat to police and the public.
I am? I carried a full size 9mm for years. Now, I carry a compact 45. Does it make me less dangerous?
I realize, of course, the cops are talking about potential criminals and not average CCW holders. But they should at least say that.