Philly Police Upgrading to Higher Caliber Weapons

Strict gun control laws in the city


 It's no secret, on the streets of Philadelphia, police encounter some heavy firepower. On the range and on patrol, the department issued 9mm handgun has been the standard, but Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says it was time for a change to higher caliber weapons.

This change in the gun policy has been going for a little more than two years strong, but the change is impacting every new officer and a lot of the veterans who are deciding to switch to higher caliber weapons.

h/t sloopyinca