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Why don't police swat teams use machine guns grenades bombs etc?

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Police forces are tasked with maintaining the peace, which means apprehending suspects without large scale destruction of property or loss of life. Those results are difficult to avoid when using the kind of heavy weapons you specify. You've seen one too many action movies. My cousin is in the SWAT Team for Vancouver, B.C., and they do really try to talk the person(s) out of the situation, but always have a good aim on their target. They will use tear gas and also dogs. By using the weapons you mentioned that could injure innocent by-standers or shopkeepers and possibly blow out half a city block.

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