We've already seen why putting an abundance of military-grade equipment in the hands of local police officers isn't the best idea in the world, but how and why is all this extra weaponry being passed out like candy?
While President Obama looks into that, perhaps this commercial parody poking fun at the Department of Defense's 1033 Program, which provides military equipment to local law enforcement, can explain why your local PD has been armed to the teeth lately.
If only things really were that simple. Watch the video, created by Reason TV, above.
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