Tonite at my house, I helped a rookie cop, 27 yrs old, mount a light on his Colt AR15 that his wife got him for Christmas, (I actually picked it out for her two weeks ago. Few police depts actually provide rifles for cops, but allow them to carry personal rifles after quals. Most only provide a pistol or shotgun. Many are passed down and some are even in poor repair).
Not a week goes by that he doesn't tell me about somebody responding to a call were someone either has held someone at gun point till they got there or chased somebody off. Most times it involves people who relocated to here with GM. They brought a lot of gang affiliations and drugs with them.