It would be helpful to see the verbage you are referring to in these locations that spell out who can own what. Are we talking about full time employed officers or retired?
Officers should always be ahead of the bad guy when it comes to protection so they should have superior firearms at work. Some agencies supply them while others let you purchase one if you want to carry it (semi-auto).
If you lock people up for 25 to 30 years in the county you live in and then retire I don't think you want to be walking around unarmed.
Last edited by Punisher_1; February 21, 2013 at 05:57 PM.