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Gun Upgrade Should Aim At Skill Development

The Campus Police's upgrade of firearms should focus on developing real skill in their use. The "qualification" course used for police is a joke to the competitive amateur pistol competitor. The Bedford Police Team was demolished by the archers at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association - same targets, same distance. New weapons won't add significantly to anyone's score; it takes improved hand and eye coordination.

Bruce D. Wedlock

Lecturer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science