Mountain View Police to Get 20 New AR-15 Rifles

A new order for firepower may have people raising questions for one police department on the Peninsula.

The Mountain View Police Department will get 20 new AR-15 rifles from the Department of Defense through a federal program that distributes extra military gear to law enforcement agencies.

This comes as police in Ferguson, Missouri were criticized last month for being armed with military weapons and tanks.

This was when they responded to protests and riots over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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