Massachusetts

Incoming Boston Mayor Clashing With Police Over AR-15 Proposal

Martin Walsh reportedly doesn't think cops needs the guns

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Boston police are clashing with the city's incoming mayor over a proposal to arm some officers with AR-15 rifles. 

Mayor-elect Martin Walsh reportedly came out against the plan over the weekend. The Boston Police Department had been pushing for a limited number of officers to carry the high-powered rifles, in light of recent mass shootings as well as the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year. 

But after the incoming mayor initially stayed mum on the idea, a spokeswoman for Walsh told the Boston Herald he's not on board—not yet, anyway.