A scattergun is an ideal short range weapon; a rifle is the biz when you have to reach out and touch a distant bad guy. Then again, it’s AR all the way for the po-po’s taking out psychos nested amongst a crowd of innocents (e.g., an active school shooter scenario). Or is it? .223 bullets are the gift that keeps on giving. And if we’re talking about johnny-on-the-spot armed response, cops gotta use whatever they got. And a shotgun with a slug (a rather large projectile) is good out to 50 yards and then some. So . . . what’s any of this got to do with bad guys [supposedly] up armoring? Which is, after all, the reason the police always give for ditching their shotguns for ARs. Here’s an idea: why don’t the cops carry both?