"The Peacemaker" armored personnel carrier

Document Date: March 5, 2013

A county sheriff’s department in South Carolina has an armored personnel carrier they dubbed “The Peacemaker,” which can shoot weapons that the U.S. military specifically refrains from using on people. Complete with a belt-fed .50-caliber turreted machine gun, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s “Peacemaker” is equipped with the type of heavy-duty artillery that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it is generally reserved for armored vehicles). Despite the fact that many of the crimes in Richland County relate to drug use or gambling, Sheriff Leon Lott insists that the “Peacemaker” will save lives.

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