Why Upgrade? Revolvers Are Cool
The Campus Police argue that they need to modernize their guns while some students argue that it's a useless expense that makes them feel uneasy.
I think they are all missing the point. The big reason the CPs should not upgrade their weapons: Revolvers are cool. Don't tell me that a simple semiautomatic weapon has the same commanding, gut-level impact that an imposing revolver does. Where would Dirty Harry be without his .44 Magnum? He just wouldn't be the same with a 9 mm. We can't afford to have our CPs lose their intimidating image.
If they have to switch over to semiautomatics, have them at least go to Desert Eagle .50s. That should be more than enough to scare the miscreants at Walker parties right into line.
Robert J. Ragno '99