President Trump revokes ban of military equipment for local law enforcement
Safety -- August 28, 2017
President Trump has revoked President Obama's Executive Order 13688. President Obama's executive order and subsequent working group findings established the "Prohibited Equipment List" which identified categories of equipment that law enforcement agencies (LEAs) would "not be able to acquire via transfer from Federal agencies or purchase using Federally‐provided funds (e.g., Tracked Armored Vehicles, Bayonets, Grenade Launchers, Large Caliber Weapons and Ammunition)." By revoking this executive order, President Trump will allow local LEAs to acquire any items previously prohibited.
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Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition
Recommendations Pursuant to EXECUTIVE ORDER 13688
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