Does gun control contribute to militarization of police?
Article here, citing Chicago as a prime example.
Thought: at the same time that we are militarizing police, we are orienting the military toward civilian police standards. The objectives are increasingly toward arresting suspects, as opposed to destroying the enemy. Actually, we're hardly allowed to call people who want to kill Americans "the enemy": they're "combatants" or "insurgents," and when captured "detainees," with their rights decided in the courts (and now an issue as to their Miranda warnings).