An article that expresses shock that local PD's are aquiring surplus military firearms. I can understand their concern that the police seem to be in a state of transition to something closely resembling a military agency. After all, the redcoats in 1775 were the policemen of their day as well as the soldiers. Of course I'm upset that civilians can't get the same good deals that the PD's can. Nevertheless the article does raise a good poinbt, though unintentionaly: why are local PD's gearing up for what would seem to be military-like operations?