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CPs Should Have Biggest Guns Around

Tears came to my eyes when I read the article "CPs Eye Upgrade of Outmoded Guns," [May 9] in which Chief of Police Anne P. Glavin brought to our attention the fact that Campus Police officers are stuck with "pretty outmoded weapons" while they "clearly should have the most modern equipment."

Just thinking about an officer investigating a noise complaint on campus, armed with nothing but a puny .38 Smith and Wesson vividly illustrates the graveness of the problem. And let's not disregard the psychological component: Imagine the pistol envy CPs must feel when they meet colleagues from Harvard University (of all places!) brandishing their beautiful big semiautomatic guns while they themselves are so inadequately endowed.

This cannot go on! MIT police officers should have the biggest guns around! If we all chip in, we might even be able to get bazookas.

Maximilian K. Riesenhuber G