Remember the Battle of Athens? Looks like the local sheriff in McMinn County is getting ready for another.
McMinn County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts beautiful scenery, but its sheriff’s department can boast something else. The department received more military surplus guns than any other local department in the state last year. “We actually reconfigured the whole armory to accommodate all of this,” said Sheriff Joe Guy. Sheriff Guy oversees 31 officers and investigators, but his department received 161 army rifles and pistols, including 71 M16 rifles and 71 .45-caliber pistols.
Now I'm on record that this is a goodness thing, since it takes military assets and puts them out in the hinterlands where the armed citizenry can get their hands on it if, as and when. So I say, procure away!