“Deadly events across the United States over the past few years, including, among others, those in Carson City, Nev., Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., demonstrate the high-powered weapons with which criminals are arming themselves . . . It has become increasingly clear that a pistol and shotgun may not be enough to stop a threat to innocent citizens.” Oh wait. Sorry. I missed a bit. Let’s try that again. “It has become increasingly clear that a pistol and shotgun may not be enough for an officer to stop a threat to innocent citizens. This policy change is in the best interest of public and officer safety.” Sorry about that tennessean.com. Better?