Common sense should rule this issue. My local LE probably doesn't need to spend a million bucks on tactical equipment to handle a few dopeheads and drunks. LAPD or NYPD on the other hand, who might need to stop a gang war, riots, or God forbid, another terrorist attack might need to be allocated some funds. And I am hesitant to sit here and say LEOs should be regulated by limiting equipment. Limiting authority is the way to do that, not by crippling their ability to respond to real threats. My $0.02.
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