Friday, July 15, 2016

IL: Chicago PD Management Pulling in Shotguns

Bye Bye Shotguns?

An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week:
Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC]

There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed from circulation, possibly forever.
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Anonymous said...

The consensus seems to be that they no longer qualify officers on them, so they will not issue shotguns to them; or, that they are being modified for less than lethal use.

It will be interesting to see what the official reason is, if they decide to let us know.

Anonymous said...

There are 2 possibilities:

1. The political leadership is disarming/de-militarizing the PD (possibly in response to recent shootings by PD); or,

2. The PD will issue ever MORE lethal weaponry to the patrol division.

rj powell said...

Taking shotguns out of police cars and away so officers cannot use them to enforce the law and protect public safety. That has got to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

Anonymous said...

Seems reasonable to me. as of late the cops are the most trigger happy people in the country. I now have two barrels for my 12 ga. and two stocks. bird gun or street sweeper. I have a two shot pug in an ammo can somewhere and keep it loaded with double O buck.