Thursday, May 1, 2003

Another reason to stop flying ...
Troopers training to carry submachine guns at Logan
"A specially trained state police unit will begin patrolling Logan International Airport with submachine guns next month, making the airport the first in the country to use such heavy weaponry. The Massachusetts Port Authority, which oversees Logan, has purchased 30 of the guns for $2,500 each. The MP-5's have 30-round clips and a two-round burst capacity, which allows two shots to be fired automatically with one push of the trigger."
Let's hope that none of these troopers are as psycho as that state trooper who was recently arrested for allegedly dealing in cocaine, ecstacy, and doing offensive things to his wife with his gun.