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Marysville Police Dept getting 8 new AR-15 rifles

The Marysville City Council voted 5-1 at it’s final meeting of 2012 to purchase 8 new AR-15 rifles and 30 round magazines for the Marysville Police Department.

Following the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings, demand for these guns have gone up and Police Chief Todd Ackerman expected the purchase price to go up drastically, as a result. His original plans were to purchase the rifles late next year, but the funds were available now, at a cost of $5,544 from Windham Weaponry in Windham, Maine. The eight full time staff members will each have one, leaving out the 2 part time employees, which saved the city nearly $1,400.

Other bids were from Good Ole Boys Gun Shop of Marysville for $8,446 and Simmons Gun Specialties of Spring Hill for $7,260.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.