And, of course, there is always the interesting topic that unless they are reservists or otherwise bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, police officers / law enforcement officers / sheriffs / etc. are civilians themselves. Yes, there are a few “gun control” extremists who want us to pull a once-Great-Britain and disarm our police*, but by and large they have no problems with actual “weapons of war” being on our streets… so long as they are being carried by The Right People.
And lest you believe that the law enforcement officers’ training is exceptional or unachievable by the average man… well, that is simply not true.
(* – Of course, the Brits are realizing the error of that particular decision. Slowly, granted, but still.)