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Posted December 29. 2017 7:38PM

Gilford police chief supports allowing officers to carry own rifles

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Gun enthusiasts look over Sig Sauer guns at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings & exhibits show in Louisville, Ky. (REUTERS/John Sommers II)

Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee explained why he was supporting the request through a new policy governing the weapons, saying that several officers already have their own rifles, and it would cost about $10,000 for the department to provide them for everyone.