ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — But firearms expert Ryan Stumpf worries that such a high-powered weapon will put other students at risk when used in close quarters, like a hallway or cafeteria.
"It doesn't stop when it hits something. It keeps going. It goes through walls, it goes through doors, it could go through multiple people." said Stumpf.
Here's what each law enforcement agency in Orange County said about what their SRO's carry:
Additionally, Winter Park PD specifies their “long guns” are AR-15s and MP-5s.
Manufacturer: FN Herstel, Colt
Services: USN, US Army, USMC, USAF
Weight: 6.36 lbs
Length: 33 in (stock extended)
Barrel length: 14.5 in
Caliber: 5.56x45 mm
Action: gas-operated, direct impingement
Max Rate of Fire: 950 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 2,900 ft/s
Max Range: 600 m
The M4/M4A1 5.56mm Carbine is a lightweight, gas operated, air cooled, magazine fed, selective rate, shoulder fired weapon with a collapsible stock. It is now the standard issue firearm for most units in the U.S. military.
Equipped with a shorter barrel, collapsible stock and detachable carrying handle (with a built-in accessory rail) it provides soldiers operating in close quarters with improved handling and the capability to rapidly and accurately engage targets at extended range, day or night.
A shortened variant of the M16A2 rifle, the M4 carbine provides the individual soldier operating in close quarters the capability to engage targets at extended range with accurate, lethal fire. The M4-series Carbine achieves over 80% commonality with the M16A2 Rifle and replaces all M3 .45 caliber submachine guns, and selected M9 pistols and M16 rifles.
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