Texas Department of Public Safety to Receive New Gunboats

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:01am

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added a new weapon to deal with drug smugglers attempting to out run and out gun state troopers. The State Legislature authorized funds for DPS to build six gunboats which will be equipped with four to six fully automated machine guns capable of firing 900 rounds a minute. The vessels are also outfitted with night vision cameras and ballistic shields that can withstand numerous gunshots. Each boat is christened under the name of a DPS officer who was killed in the line of duty.

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