Lew Rockwell Blog 
Jan 26, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden recently declared at a recent PBS event  that Congress needs to outlaw “assault weapons” because the police are overwhelmed by heavily-armed criminals. Declared the Veep:
One of the reasons the assault weapons ban makes sense, even though it accounts for a small percentage of gun deaths, is because police organizationsoverwhelmingly support  it because they are outgunned on the street by the bad guys and the proliferation of these weapons.
There is only one problem with Biden’s statement: it isn’t true, or it isn’t true unless criminals are regularly using machine guns, flash-bang grenades, troop carriers, tanks, and other combat material. The following link shows photos  of a small cross-section of the military gear the American police are using on a regular basis. Just who is “outgunned” in America these days? It certainly is not the police.