By TonyStiles.com co-editor and writer Jordan “The Slavic Libertarian” Marinovich

Over two years ago, in response to mass shootings, Barack Obama stated, “Weapons of War Have No Place on Streets”. The President is made good on this statement (although he meant citizens) by drastically limiting the Defense Department’s controversial 1033 program. This program provides military grade weaponry and other equipment to law enforcement agencies at no cost.

According to the AP “Grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, firearms and ammunition of .50-caliber or higher will no longer be provided to state and local police agencies. Obama also is placing a longer list of military equipment under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles like Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields.”

Obama hopes the move will deescalate tensions between citizens and the police by not creating “a feeling like there’s an occupying force”. Obama also called for Congress to… READ MORE