Guns aren’t just a danger in and of themselves. They enable a policing philosophy built on violence and forced compliance, rather than one founded on respect, trust and consent. That philosophy affects every police interaction, even those that don’t involve actual shooting.
Police departments used equipment like the BearCat, seen here, and other militarized equipment to respond to the terror attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando. The equipment allows for the police to react to high-level threats quickly.