Aug 29 2014
09:02 am

In the KNS today, "East Tennessee police take in $11 million in surplus military gear."

Knox County’s collection of the used equipment totals $2.2 million since 2006 and includes two helicopters, a mine-resistant personnel carrier, 237 5.56-millimeter and 58 7.62-millimeter rifles, 49 automatic pistols, 250 bayonets and a demolition firing device.

This is not surprising,

“We’re just not going to discuss any of that stuff due to security issues,” said Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs, who said he had been instructed not to talk by Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch was open and informative about their use of this equipment.

Mickey White's picture


I don't mind the equipment so much as the Strings Attached via the Federal Government.

Knoxoasis's picture

I'm glad we have enough

I'm glad we have enough bayonets. You really can't ever have too many.

fischbobber's picture

Are you sure?

Is 250 enough? Now that choke-holds are frowned upon for taming innocent citizens, we may need to allow the local police the ability to set up marching lines to control the students and football fans. Is it really enough for crowd control at a high school sock-hop?

Joe328's picture

I don't mind the helicopters,

I don't mind the helicopters, but everything else needs to go back to the military. One more point. Why are police allowed to use hollow point bullets and while it's prohibited in the military. A military round will stop anyone, while a hollow point ensure death most every time.

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