YES! Not all police should have the ability to purchase these so called "military weapons," but specialized units within police departments should. SWAT, Quick Response Teams, Emergency Response Teams etc. These weapons aren't used against peaceful law abiding citizens at least not in this country, but organized criminal factions that have no respect for police or the citizens. Face it! The days of police dressing down to the basics is history. "One Adam-12" is dead like the TV show. Police today must be able to protect themselves and the public from dangerous crazed individuals and groups that have no fear or care about law enforcement, or even life itself. It's easy to pin down a group of law enforcement officers that aren't equipped like we've just recently seen occur in Dallas Texas. Proper training and most importantly equipment is needed if you want to make society safe and those who provide that safer.